SAUV Life : the app that enables citizens to help the emergency medical services
In the event of heart failure, the likelihood of surviving decreases by 10% with every passing minute.
The CNP Assurances Foundation has been a partner for a year of the SAUV association (Savoir Agir face à l'Urgence Vécue) which launched, in March 2018, the collaborative application of SAUV Life geolocation, allowing citizens to intervene in the face of medical emergency.
The year 2020, marked by COVID-19, required adapting the project initially supported by the Foundation: this resulted in the deployment of SAM-SAUVs. This innovative system, which combines responsiveness and flexibility, places the volunteer citizen identified through the SAUV Life application at the heart of the process.
Encourage the installation of defibrillators
With more than 3,500 local authorities supported in ten years and the installation of more than 4,500 defibrillators, the Foundation has fully played its pioneering role. In addition, in application of the decree of 19 December 2018, establishments receiving the public must be equipped with a defibrillator.
The Foundation has decided to end its support for the installation of defibrillators and will not renew its call for projects. It will explore new programmes on the "Saving Lives" axis.
Call for projects: Cardiac arrest
In 2020, after ten years, the CNP Assurances Foundation launched its latest call for projects dedicated to local authorities with less than 10,000 inhabitants who are committed to training the population and promoting the use of cardiac defibrillators.
Every year in France, 50,000 people die from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The survival rate after cardiac arrest is less than 5%.
But it is can be as high as 40% in some European countries where the population is trained in actions that save lives and public places are equipped with defibrillators. In France, only 20% of French people are trained in first aid.
A quick reaction thanks to knowledge of first aid techniques and the use of a defibrillator could save 5,000 to 10,000 lives every year.