Rallying Community Support Using Tech: myResponder and DARE

Rallying Community Support Using Tech: myResponder and DARE

14 September 2019

03:00PM - 03:45PM


INFUSE Theatre, Connexis South, Level 14

To encourage lay people in the community to step forward to help cardiac arrest victims, the Dispatcher-Assisted first REsponder (DARE) team has since 2014 trained over 85,000 participants with its innovative programme: hands-only chest compression. The DARE app was conceived in 2018 as part of the nation-wide DARE campaign to provide the community crucial educational resources related to cardiac arrest. It also allows the public to sign up for DARE training so that they can be equipped with the essential life-saving skills. Complementing the DARE app is the SCDF myResponder app, developed in 2015 to alert members of the public (also known as Community First Responders) so that they are able to voluntarily respond to cardiac arrest (and fire) cases within 400m of their location.

Hear from Dr Jade Kua, Programme Director, DARE, on how these innovative technologies help save the lives of cardiac arrest victims!



Dr Jade Kua

Dr Jade Kua

Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Duke-NUS Medical School
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU

Consultant, Hospital Services Division
Ministry of Health (MOH)

Programme Director, DARE @daretosave_sg

Past President, Association of Women Doctors (SG)
Duke-NUS Medical School

Dr Jade Kua is a paediatric emergency specialist and proud mother of several children. In 2018, she launched the DARE (Dispatcher-Assisted first REsponder) app to teach the community CPR and published a children’s book on saving lives. She hopes to push the boundaries further this year by championing paediatric resuscitation among layman.