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Golfers get CPR and defibrillator support from new golfing app

09 September, 2019

Course defibrillator locator & CPR instructions on Motocaddy app welcomed by Heart Research UK

Motocaddy, the world’s top-selling powered trolley brand, is upgrading its popular free-to-use GPS app to incorporate potential lifesaving features that indicate the location of on-course defibrillators and provide golfers with CPR instructions to administer to anyone suffering a cardiac arrest when playing golf.

The addition of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) locator and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructions has been welcomed by leading charity Heart Research UK.

So far, more than 700 golf clubs around the UK and Ireland have registered the location of one or more defibrillators with the app, which also and features a simple six-step guide on ‘How to Perform CPR.’

Helen Wilson, Head of Research at Heart Research UK, said: “It is estimated that there are more than 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year and the overall survival rate is less than 1 in 10.

“Every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces the chance of survival by up to 10 per cent and performing CPR can more than double the chances of survival in some cases. We fully support the work being done by Motocaddy and we hope that the number of golf courses that offers access to at least one defibrillator increases.”