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How to respond to an SCA emergency

Posted on April 27, 2015 9:11 am under Car Accidents

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a medical emergency that requires prompt medical attention because of its life-threatening complications. Symptoms of SCA could be abrupt and extreme: sudden collapse, and loss of pulse, breathing and consciousness. If you encounter someone who you believe is suffering from SCA, take immediate action:

  1. Call rescue – Dialing 911 or your local emergency number immediately after seeing someone collapse can make a significant difference. Emergency medical help could prevent brain damage and death.
  2. Perform CPR – If the person is not breathing, or is breathing abnormally, perform fast, uninterrupted chest compression of about 100 per minute. If you have been trained, you can clear the person’s airway and deliver rescue breaths after every 30 chest compressions.

Some cases of SCA and SCA-related deaths have been associated with road accidents. Sadly, some accidents would have been prevented if the other party had not been negligent. To hold the responsible party liable for all your damages, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.