Cardiac arrest happens to ANYONE, and it can happen ANYWHERE.
Wherever there are people, there is a high risk that cardiac arrest can happen….
What will happen if you or one of your patients, or staff members, or colleagues or loved ones go into cardiac arrest now? Will you be able to save their lives? Will they be able to save your life if you have a cardiac arrest?
Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. It can come on suddenly, or in the wake of other symptoms. Cardiac arrest is often fatal, if appropriate steps aren’t taken immediately.
During a sudden cardiac arrest, the heart is unable to provide the vital organs, such as the brain, lung, heart. In light of this the person experiencing the sudden cardiac arrest has ONLY 3- 4 minutes left to survive.
Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem, the heart flutters lifeless. The sinus node of the heart fails to receive the vital information from the brain, to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients to the vital organs of the body.
Sudden cardiac arrest more often than not, happens without any warning signs.
WHEN YOU GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST, YOU ONLY HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 3- 4 MINUTES LEFT TO SURVIVE. No paramedic will be there within the golden 3-4 minutes to save your life or the lives of your loved ones.
In SA alone, more than 11 people an hour die of sudden cardiac arrest, it is more than people that die of cancer, TB, and other life-threatening illnesses.
The LIFESAVING question is: does your practice, your company, your school, your social club, your sports club, etc, have a CERP program AND an AED?