New CPR App Helps You Respond To An Emergency

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Need to save someone’s life? There’s an app for that!

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman On The Story

“You may only do this once in your life,” said Jim Schatzel, a paramedic from Monmouth County and creator of the Team Life CPR app.

It walks you through what to do in an emergency, complete with voice instructions.

He notes that even if you’ve taken a CPR class, in that moment, if you’re not doing it in the back of an ambulance like he is on a regular basis, you might not remember exactly what to do and sometimes it just takes too long for an ambulance to arrive.

“I truly believe that this is going to increase the survival rate of sudden cardiac arrests in our country,” Schatzel told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman, which is only about 5 percent now.

LINK: Team Life

He notes that his app is not and shouldn’t be a replacement for real training.

“If they’ve never taken a CPR class, this is going to encourage them to take that class,” he said.

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