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 https://www.crtonline.org/news-detail/pre-hospital-hypothermia-after-cardiac-arrest-fall


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 https://www.lucas-cpr.com/files/0rsvytnc1w_transportationlucas960x600px.jpg

  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