Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a vital emergency that may occur on the football field. When it happens, we should all know how to respond immediately.
In a simple way and in just 11 steps, the CPR 11 application offers a plan with clear and precise instructions on how to give compressions and ventilations correctly, how to handle an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and if necessary, how to transfer the player.
With the help of text and voice messages, the 11 short videos will help you recognise a SCA and meet the objective of starting resuscitation maneuvers in the first 2 minutes and early defibrillation in the first 3 minutes after the player’s collapse.
The application has been designed taking into account some of the specific characteristics of SCA cases during contact sports, such as football, like taking special care of the cervical spine when handling the player.
CPR 11 is a guide that may be very useful for anyone (players, coaches, referees, relatives, spectators, etc) attending sports events of any level. It is not a substitute for proper training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We recommend everyone to receive formal instruction in CPR and AED use.
This initiative is one of the campaigns promoted by FUNDACION MAPFRE and is part of the comprehensive prevention programme for the appropriate management of SCA / SCD (Sudden cardiac death) and other serious field of play medical emergencias developed by FIFA/F-MARC. CPR 11 has been designed by specialists from Ripoll & De Prado Sport Clinic (FIFA Medical Center of Excellence) & FIFA/F-MARC and is endorsed by the Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine (SEMES).
Download the application and share it with everyone. Showing these techniques to the greatest number of people, will help in saving lives.