Whether you are a seasoned medical provider or someone who just learned CPR we see here that being in the right place at the right time makes all the difference in the world! In addition to that, when an AED (Automated External Defribulator) is applied right away after SUDDEN cardiac arrest the chances of survival are increased! Thank G-D that at the museum that day you had people who knew CPR and an easily accessible AED. Some lessons that the public and business’ of all kinds should know is the importance of having employees trained in CPR is so important as well as having an AED on site. This story among others all across the world shows testament that CPR and AED integration saves LIVES! Here are some statistics for all of us to consider when it comes to the matter of saving lives.
If defibrillated within the first minute of collapse, the victim’s chances for survival are close to 90 percent. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, survival decreases by 7 percent to 10 percent. If it is delayed by more than 10 minutes, the chance of survival in adults is less than 5 percent. These number were compiled by the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA)
This just goes to show that no matter where you are in life, including but not limited to, Military ceremonies, sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, anytime, each & every day! Thank G-D for the quick acting EMS personnel attending the Military ceremony that jumped into action to save someone’s life! In addition, we see from the article that the emergency response system worked like a well oiled machine in responding and treating cardiac arrest. 911.CPR.AED.RAPID TRANSPORT TO HOSPITAL.