As frequent readers are aware, sometimes when I encounter a public service announcement or online training tool that is so clever that it amazes me, I feel compelled to pass it on. This month is American Heart Month and, in honor of the occasion, Medtronic Foundation has released a new online AED training tool called The Save-a-Life-Simulator. I’ve just finished playing with it and it is a fantastic tool.
Just released, the newest chapter of the simulator features Minnesota Timberwolves’ star Ricky Rubio who helps the viewer save the life of an SCA victim at the gym through an interactive online experience. In the “choose your own adventure” style videos, Rubio helps users in their quest to ultimately decide the fate of the victim by making critical choices, starting with an initial decision to help the victim or ignore the situation and keep working out.
In an effort to educate young athletes about the dangers of sudden cardiac arrest, Medtronic created the online AED simulator to teach and emphasize the three essential components to responding to a sudden cardiac arrest. The results are stunning. I could keep gushing, but you really aught to just check it out yourself.
Try the Save-a-Life-Simulator.
Well done Medtronic.