Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex
Project: Deliver a pioneering medical project which will use drones to quickly deliver life–saving defibrillators straight to people in cardiac arrest, giving them the best possible chance of survival
KSS is undertaking a pioneering medical project which will use drones to quickly deliver life-saving defibrillators straight to people in cardiac arrest.
When a person suffers a cardiac arrest there is no substitute for rapid use of a defibrillator. The chance of survival decreases at a rate of 10% for every minute that passes without defibrillation, from 90% after one minute to just 10% after 10 minutes. By sending defibrillators straight to people delivering CPR we can give people in cardiac arrest the best possible chance of survival.
This is a first in the UK and is only possible thanks to supporters like the Jude Morris Innovation Fund“ – Leigh Curtis, Executive Director of Service Delivery, Air Ambulance Charity Kent Surrey Sussex
Outcome and Impacts
• This project will improve outcomes for patients suffering cardiac arrest outside of hospital.
• This project will evidence that other interventions could be delivered more quickly with the help of drones.
• This project will provide a model for other Air Ambulances to follow.