Even though it is unlikely, CPR alone will reverse cardiac arrest starting CPR straight away is vital in this type of medical emergency. A person deprived of oxygen will start to experience brain damage after three to four minutes. After ten minutes plus without oxygen, brain death becomes imminent. When it comes to making a difference in survival outcomes from cardiac arrest, first response intervention is critical. Getting a medical response to the scene quickly enough is increasingly challenging, making a first responder one of the key components to saving a life.
What's More Important Than Saving Lives?
The Actions For Survival team is committed to doing just that and providing as much help as possible to ensure more lives are saved in New Zealand in 2022.