Why, despite the current level of science and healthcare, hundreds of thousands of people around the world die annually from sudden cardiac arrest?
Because time is critical. Emergency services (ambulance and rescuers) need an average of 15-20 minutes to get to the case. And restoring the heart rhythm is possible only within the first 5-6 minutes. With every additional minute, the survival rate is reduced by 7-10%. According to foreign statistics, up to 700,000 people die every year in Europe due to a sudden cardiac arrest.
To get the company’s employees prepared for emergency cases (how to use a semi-automatic defibrillator, for instance) the special first aid traning was organized in CIB premises.
The participants were taught how to do indirect heart massage and how to use defibrilator. Various emergencies cases were imitated: someone was injured or choked, lost consciousness, or caught in a road accident. The knowledge CIB employees received during that training, would allow them to provide an essential first aid themselves before the arrival of doctors.