A Swedish guy who is 71 years old “can’t put into words” how grateful he is for the new technology that rapidly flew him into the small group of just ten percent of individuals who survive sudden cardiac arrest.
Only ten percent of people experience survival after sudden cardiac arrest.
After an autonomous drone performed a rapid delivery of a defibrillator, the patient made a full recovery shortly after receiving treatment.
According to the business that is leading the drone pilot project, this is the first time in the history of medicine that a drone has been instrumental in the process of saving a person’s life during a cardiac arrest.
When the assault took place in December in the city of Trollhattan, Sweden, he was clearing the snow from his driveway at the time.
In a circumstance like this, you normally have approximately ten minutes to get aid, and ambulance response times are often too long to save the life of the patient.
He was fortunate in that a call for help was made to the emergency services promptly, and he lived in an area that had collaborated with Everdrone on the development of an innovative program that may save lives called EMADE (Emergency Medical Aerial Delivery service).
EMADE drones are able to transport an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the location of the incident in just over three minutes from the time the alarm was activated until the AED was successfully delivered at the front door of the property where the incident occurred.
Even more fortunately, a physician happened to be passing by at the time and pulled over to see if he could be of assistance.
Dr. Mustafa Ali shared his story, “I was on my way to work at the local hospital when I peeked out the car window and noticed a man collapsed in his driveway and I quickly raced to aid.”
“The man did not have a pulse, so I began performing CPR while simultaneously requesting that another bystander dial 112.” (the Swedish emergency number).
After a few minutes had passed, I looked up into the sky and saw something flying above my head. It turned out to be a drone equipped with a defibrillator!
After receiving first care at the scene, the patient was hastily transported in an ambulance to the nearby medical facility.
“This is a truly revolutionary technology that has to be applied all over,” said the patient who has now made a full recovery and returned home.
“This is a truly revolutionary technology that needs to be adopted all over.” “It’s highly likely that I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the drone.”
The drone is equipped with a lightweight and easy-to-use defibrillator made by Schiller called the FRED easyport. This device can be utilized by any anyone who is nearby.
Everdrone, a company that is considered to be the world leader in autonomous drone solutions, is responsible for the development as well as the operation of the drone delivery system in Region Vastra Gotaland.
This was accomplished through close collaboration with the Center for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet and SOS Alarm.
According to Mats Sallstrom, CEO of Everdrone, “This is an excellent real-world example of how Everdrone’s cutting-edge drone technology, which is fully integrated with emergency dispatch, can minimize the time for access to life-saving AED equipment.”
Everdrone’s cutting-edge drone technology is fully integrated with emergency dispatch.
Each year, OHCA affects the lives of 275,000 people in Europe and 350,000 people in the United States.
It is estimated that approximately 70% of OHCAs take place in private houses where there are no AEDs available.
According to the corporation, the likelihood of survival drops by 7–10% for every minute that passes after the collapse; accordingly, the current survival rate among OHCA patients is only 10%.
Everdrone’s service is already available to 200,000 people in Sweden, and it is anticipated that it will roll out to additional regions in Europe during the year 2022.