EMuRgency: Socio-technical innovations to save lives

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    Cardiac arrest is an extremely time-critical emergency. In the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, the shared border region of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, bystander CPR is only performed in about 27% of the pre-hospital cases (1). Main reasons are described as a lack of knowledge, uncertainness and fear of laymen (2). The project EMuRgency aims to raise awareness about cardiac arrest and to increase the rate of bystander CPR before EMS (Emergency Medical Service) arrival.

    DS_Description: Kalz, M. (2013, 18 September). EMuRgency: Socio-technical innovations to save lives. Presentation provided during the workshop on 21st century learning in the health and emergency sectors in conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (ECTEL 2013). Paphos, Cyprus. http://i-maginary.it/ec-tel-2013/ec-tel-2013.html

    DS_Sponsorship:This presentation was partly financed by the European Regional Devel-opment Fund (ERDF), regions of the Euregio Meuse-Rhine and the participating institutions under the INTERREG IVa program (EMR.INT4-1.2.-2011-04/070, http://www.emurgency.eu).
    Period18 Sept 2013
    Event title8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning: Scaling up Learning for Sustained Impact
    Event typeConference
    Conference number8
    LocationPaphos, CyprusShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational