CPR World Record with Mini Anne in Muenster
From September 16 to 22 the national Week of Reanimation took place in Germany. It was a complete success and created additional awareness for the importance of Bystander CPR within the Chain of Survival. Many events took place all over the country. Media reported extensively and also demonstrated how to perform CPR correctly.
Highlight of the Week of Reanimation was a world record attempt in Muenster. 10.000 school children gathered to learn and perform reanimation simultaneously, trying to beat the old mark of 7.909 from Singapore. It turned out to be a stunning 11.840 school children who learned to perform CPR (“Check – Call 112 – Pump”) with our Mini Anne.
An important contribution to our vision of helping to save more lives.
The project was initiated by the University Hospital of Muenster (UKM) – supported by the Town of Muenster and Laerdal (as well as many sponsors and volunteers). Daniel Bahr, German Minister of Healthcare and Chairman of the Reanimation Week, did not hesitate to perform CPR on Mini Anne, too.
Prof. Van Aken, Director of the Hospital for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of Muenster appealed: “CPR training should be part of the school curriculum. Already a two hour refresher once a year will lead to measurable outcome.”
Juergen Timmermann, VP Sales, Marketing & Services, Laerdal Medical was thrilled: “What a day for Muenster and its citizen! Now it will be important to keep the momentum and to continue to implement sustainable structures across the whole chain of survival in order to help save more lives”.
As part of the campaign Save a live - 100 Percent CPR the German Society of Anesthesiologists and Intensive Care Medicine and the Association of German Anesthetists in cooperation with the German Resuscitation Council (GRC) wants to boost self-confidence in the public as First Responders after a Cardiac Arrest.