Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) may occur with people who appear healthy and who have no previous sign of a heart condition. This story is about a college student, Walter “Josh” Watts, who at the age of 21 experienced sudden cardiac arrest while grading papers in a classroom at College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout. After he collapsed, the on-campus Fire Department, which is staffed by students, was immediately called. By the time they arrived, within 3 minutes of the call, Josh had turned blue and had no pulse. They started CPR and shocked him with an AED, and his breathing returned.
This shows the importance of knowing CPR and having readily available AEDs if the need arises where it is needed. Quick action and having the necessary skills and equipment are instrumental in saving lives.
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