Could Drones Help Save Lives?

A new type of drone could help cut down on emergency medical services response time thanks to a new invention.

A Dutch company has created a possibly life-saving drone that can fly the essential supplies for advanced life support, such as an automated defibrillator to the scene of an emergency.

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork notes there are around 300,000 cardiac arrests annually in the U.S. and only around 12 percent survive. It only takes around 4 to 6 minutes for brain death and permanent death to begin occurring and the average EMS response time is 10 minutes.

Through a more rapid response time from the medical drone and instructions from a remote physician, the death rates could be dramatically decreased.

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With many logistics still in the works for this technology to reach the masses, it might be awhile before your lifesaver to arrive via the sky. The Doctors note that in the meantime, it’s important for as many people as possible to be trained in CPR, as it could mean the difference between life and death during an emergency.

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