If you see somebody collapse when you’re out in a public place, you probably already know you should call 000 and start chest compressions. But there’s one other important action that could help the person survive: send somebody to grab the nearest AED.
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I’ve taken a few CPR classes, and I admit I walked away with the mistaken impression that a person who needs CPR will be unresponsive and not breathing at all. But a common symptom of cardiac arrest is agonal breathing, which can look like the person is gasping or snoring.
Recently, as I stood in the checkout line at my local grocery store, the unusual sight of an employee running caught my eye. I realised almost immediately that he was rushing to collect the Automated External Defibrillation (AED) device fixed to the wall in front of my lane. I am a Registered Nurse and I knew that the need for the AED meant someone was seriously ill in the store. Sure enough, I looked to my right and an elderly man was unconscious on the ground.
You already know it's good to keep your CPR chops up to date so you can help a human, but dogs and cats can benefit from CPR too. The guidelines in this video might just save your furry friend's life.