Chances of survival increased with the first rescuer and defibrillation
Many scientific studies have proven the interest of the first rescuer during the chain of survival. The Red Cross experts believe “that if the rescue of the first moment is quickly relayed by specialised relief, among others equipped with semi-automatic defibrillation devices, the chances of survival for a victim of cardiac arrest are increased by 20%”. On the other hand, “If this first first-aider is absent from the place of the accident, these chances down to 2-3 %”.
The European Resuscitation Council, scientific organization that makes recommendations on managing emergencies at the European level, encourages a greater use by rescuers or even by specific audiences, these defibrillators portable, capable of delivering an electric shock to revive a failing heart. Continue reading “Why learn the gestures which save”