When a heart stops beating, the body is in cardiac arrest. This is because the human brain needs oxygen to function and can only last about 10 minutes without it.
This blog post will discuss the importance of knowing what to do when someone starts showing signs of a possible cardiac arrest symptoms.
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- The first step is to call 911. Seconds count in a cardiac arrest emergency, so the quicker help arrives, the better the chance of survival. Keep bystanders back and away from the victim until paramedics arrive.
- If you are trained in CPR, and there are no signs of breathing or pulse, start CPR immediately by pressing down hard and fast on the center of the chest 30 times. Then give two rescue breaths.
If someone else is available to help, have them continue CPR while you assess for an automated external defibrillator (AED).
- An AED is a device that can shock the heart back into rhythm. If one is available, apply it as soon as possible and follow the instructions provided by the machine.
- Continue doing CPR until medical help arrives. Every second counts in a cardiac arrest emergency, so knowing the signs and how to respond can make all the difference.
In conclusion, it is important to know the signs of a possible cardiac arrest and what to do if someone starts exhibiting these symptoms. By being prepared, you could save a life.