Cardiac Arrest – Would you know how to help?

Every day, thousands of people suffer sudden cardiac arrest. Would you know how to help?
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What to do if you see someone suddenly collapse?
If you see someone collapse suddenly, check if the victim is responsive.
If not, remember these three easy steps.

Call 911
Have them send help. Stay on the line and listen for further instructions.

Start Chest Compressions
If the person is not breathing normally, start chest compressions. Push down hard and fast in the center of the chest. Keep your arms straight. Send someone to find an AED.

Use An AED
The AED (automated external defibrillator) is a portable medical device that delivers an electrical shock to restart a person’s heart. It provides voice prompts that tell you exactly what to do and will only administer a shock if needed, so there’s no reason to hesitate.

 

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