DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO DURING A SCA EMERGENCY?
- The majority of SCA survivors receive immediate help from bystanders.
- Every minute counts - Recognize the signs
- Rapid defibrillation is key to the survival of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).
- Applying a defibrillator in less that 3 minutes can double survival rates.
EARLY ACCESS - check unconscious person: get consent and call 9-1-1
- Check for responsiveness - tap the shoulder and shout, "are you OK?
- Call 9-1-1 if there is no response. Send someone nearby to retrieve the closest automated external defibrillator (AED).
- Care - tilt head back slightly and lift chin to open the airway. Check for breathing no more than 10 seconds. Occasional gasps are not breathing.
2. EARLY CPR - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Immediately start CPR. One Cycle- push hard in the middle of the chest 30 compressions, tilt the head back, lift the chin up and give 2 Breaths.
- If you are not trained in CPR use hands-only CPR by pushing hard and fast in the center of the chest at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.
- Do not stop - continue cycles of CPR unless, person starts breathing, an AED is ready to use, another first responder of EMS personnel take over, you are too exhausted to continue or the scene becomes unsafe.
3. EARLY DEFIBRILLATION - GET AED
- Get the AED- If 2 or more people are at the scene, one performs CPR while the other gets the AED equipment ready.
- Turn on the AED and Follow instructions Remove clothing from the chest
- Wipe dry if are is wet
- Remove metal objects
- Attach Pads on chest
- Plug Connector if necessary
- Stand Clear make sure no one, including you, is touching the victim
- Analyze Heart by pushing the analyze button on the AED
- A shock will be administered automatically if needed. If shock is advised make sure that no one is touching the victim. Push the shock button, if necessaryPerform CPR after delivering the shock or if no shock is advised. Perform 5 cycles of CPR, about 2 minutes
- Continue administering CPR until emergency personnel arrives.
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!
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