In the event of cardiac arrest, the heart cannot pump blood to the brain. After just a few minutes, the body's important organs suffer from a lack of oxygen. Sudden cardiac arrest can afflict anyone. By learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation, you can save lives.
- Call 112 and tell where you are and what has happened.
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation to create blood circulation on the afflicted person until care personnel arrive.
- Use a defibrillator if you have access to such. The machine detects if the heart beats and gives an electric shock if needed. Find a defibrillator.
- Do not leave the site until help has arrived. Follow the instructions of the police and the rescue service.