Instinct kicked in.
“I realized that the symptoms were similar to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and that the victim needed both Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) shock instantly,” Ravindra explained.
Just a year earlier, he had taken an AED training course at his office and learned the symptoms of SCA. He quickly remembered what to do, calling for an ambulance and inquiring if there was a doctor in the club.
As luck would have it, the club had installed a few Philips HeartStart FRx AEDs a few months earlier. While waiting for the AED to arrive, Ravindra started CPR. After 2-3 minutes, club security arrived with the HeartStart FRx AED.
Ravindra said he was worried using the AED because it had been a year ago since he had seen one. But thanks to the self-learning feature on the HeartStart FRx AED, the device started communicating in simple, easy-to-follow steps for Ravindra to follow, making him feel very comfortable.
The AED instructed Ravindra to put the AED pads on Mukesh’s chest and continue CPR. Suddenly, the device announced, “Analyzing. Deliver shock now. Press the flashing orange button now.”
As Ravindra pressed the orange flashing button, a shock was delivered and he was instructed by the AED to continue CPR.