Overview Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, at anytime, anywhere. Both children and adults can experience cardiac arrest without any pre-existing conditions, making it vital for educational institutions to be prepared with the essential training and equipment to manage this situation. Early CPR and early access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) are vital for providing a chance at survival. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, the chances of survival decrease by 10%.
A life saved
It is often thought that cardiac arrest only impacts those who are elderly or have a heart condition. Realistically, anyone can suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. An eight-year-old boy from Sydney’s northern beaches was saved by his quick-thinking teacher when he took a fall in the school yard in May 2020. The year 3 student tripped on a tree root and hit his head causing him to go into cardiac arrest. His school was thankfully equipped with an AED, meaning his teacher was able to restart his heart and ultimately save his life with the device. The chance of surviving a cardiac arrest decreases by 10% every 60 seconds without an AED. https://au.news.yahoo.com/boy-8-fighting-for-life-after-fall-at-sydney-school-030244938.html? American Heart Association. (2000). ECC Guidelines Part 4: The Automated External Defibrillator. Source: https://www. heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@adv/documents/downloadable/ucm_301646.pdf
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