We love our Emergency Response teams, where would we be without their support? But there is something we can do to support them and others in our community – know how to save a life.
The Chain of Survival depicts the critical actions required to treat life threatening emergencies, including heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and foreign body airway obstruction.
Know the Chain of Survival, there are 4 critical steps:
1: Early Access to the emergency response system;
2: Early CPR to support circulation to the heart and brain until normal heart activity is restored;
3: Early Defibrillation to treat cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation; and
4: Early Advanced Care by Emergency Services and hospital personnel.
Do you know what to do in an emergency?