Patient alive, breathing, moving spontaneously…for now. Vitals look…bad; he’s lost too much blood. Push everything. Pull every bell and whistle. He may be a horrible bloody mess, but if I have anything to say about it, he’s getting out of here…

This shows cooling units being placed on a patient post cardiac-arrest in order to induce hypothermia and hopefully improve outcomes. Retrieved from

A LUCAS device attached to a cardiac arrest victim. The plunger of the device is placed on the lower end of the sternum where the hands would normally compress the chest, and the machine oscillates at a programmed rate, depth, and recoil. Retrieved from

  1. Assess the victim for responsiveness
  2. Call for help around you
  3. Call 9–1–1
  4. Perform chest compressions

Kevin Bennett

Resuscitation enthusiast

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store