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About this course

Based on national health statistics from the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2015, Singapore, ischemic heart disease (lack of blood circulation to heart muscles) is the 3rd most common cause of death, contributing to 16.7% of total mortality.

A person with heart disease is prone to a heart attack, which could result in cardiac arrest and sudden death. According to a 2015 study conducted in Singapore, 2374 people collapsed in an out-of-hospital setting from sudden cardiac arrest, of which 1656 (69.8%) occurred at home. Bystander Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was performed on 1284 (54.1%) casualties and bystander defibrillation was performed on 97 (4.1%) of them. Only 77 (3.24%) casualties survived to be discharged with good-to-moderate neurological functions.

Survival from sudden death can be maximised with the prompt application of basic life-saving skills of CPR and use of the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). These can be performed by any of us, anywhere and anytime. All that is needed are our two hands. The Singapore Red Cross Academy (SRCA) continues its advocacy of learning these skills and it is our hope that more first responders step forward to help another person in need with the help of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Course Writer/Instructor

Instructor Mr Ambrose Lee

Mr Ambrose Lee
Head, Centre of First Aid & Life Support, Singapore Red Cross Academy

Mr Ambrose Lee is a certified First Aid and Life Support Consultant since 2008 with the Singapore Red Cross Academy (SRCA). He is currently an Auditor and Chief Instructor Trainer with the Singapore Resuscitation and First Aid Council (SRFAC). He extends his services regionally as a Regional First Aid Instructor Trainer with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and as an International First Aid Attestation (IFAA) Representative with the Global First Aid Reference Centre (GFARC).

Ambrose is currently the Head, Centre of First Aid & Life Support at the SRCA. He possesses a Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology (MAIDT) from NTU since 2016, and has attained the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) in 2013 and Diploma in Adult Continuing Education (DACE) in 2020. He is also the Programme Director for the Centre of First Aid and Life Support, contributing to the First Aid Education Review with the GFARC. He continues to volunteer with the Red Cross Youth (RCY) as a Senior Assistant Director (Governance, Risk & Compliance), and provides advisory as a Former Chief First Aid Specialist, RCY.

He has successfully facilitated and conducted more than 10,000 hours’ worth of First Aid+CPR+AED courses and workshops since 2008 to members of the public and healthcare workers. He has also performed First Aid demonstrations and talks at large-scale events, for example, National Life Saving Day and at numerous education institutions. He has also been invited to share his knowledge LIVE @ MediaCorp and guest speaker at radio stations. Corporate clients and Ministries such as Ministry of Manpower engaged his services and complimented on his effective teaching methodologies and sessions in making lessons relevant with sufficient hands-on practice.
  • Length: 57 minutes
  • Fee: S$10.70 (including GST)
  • Subject: Safety and First Aid
  • Language: English
  • Platform: Gnowbe

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