Sunday, October 7, 2012
The LA Times carried a story about an attorney who arrested and was saved by his staff members. See
Each of us as more than a ten percent chance of seeing - at least once in our lifetime - a family member, a friend, or an associate die of a cardiac arrest. When that happens, the victim is clinically dead, and will almost certainly stay dead unless someone sees that person die, calls 911, begins CPR, and - if one is available - promptly defibrillates the victim's heart with an AED.
When one of the possible outcomes of an event (for example, a cardiac arrest) is, in your mind, truly unacceptable, you need to view the odds of that happening as being 100% and prepare to deal with it when the arrest happens.
Not sure what to do when you see someone have a cardiac arrest? Go to www.slicc.org and click on "For Past Trainees" in the left-hand column. It's a big download, so don't click multiple times - that will just slow down the download process.