Cardiac arrest and resuscitation in Twitter
Discussion about cardiac arrest on Twitter is common and represents a new opportunity to provide life saving information to the public, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
The Penn researchers evaluated cardiac arrest- and resuscitation-related Tweets during a month-long period in the spring of 2011 and discovered hat users frequently share information about CPR and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and discuss resuscitation topics in the news.
Although their findings indicate that use of the platform to ask questions about cardiac arrest appears to be only in its infancy, the authors suggest that Twitter represents a unique, promising avenue to respond to queries from the public and disseminate information about this leading killer
“Twitter is an incredible resource for connecting and mobilizing people, and it offers users a way to receive instant feedback and information. The potential applications of social media for cardiac arrest are vast,”
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