How to Perform First Aid for SCA Victims
Today is World First Aid Day. It was introduced in the year 2000 to raise public awareness of how first aid can save people’s lives. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a serious and often lethal medical condition, which can happen to anyone at anytime and anywhere. Data from the US shows nearly 1,000 people each day are affected by SCA outside hospitals and only 10% victims survive. If AED and CPR can be provided timely before Emergency Services arrive, the survival ratio can increase to 40% (Data from: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. www.sca-aware.org).
If you happen to be around a SCA victim, you can be the one to save his/her life. Here's how you can help by performing first aid using basic skills and the assistance of an AED.