How to Spot Heart-Attack Emergency

This 1 minute safety training video covers: How to spot if someone is having a heart attack, what are the symptoms of heart attack, how to safely help a victim suffering from heart attack, how to safely treat a victim if he/she is concious, when and how to safely perform "rescue breathing". This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 16 minute full length version.

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When an employee is injured or becomes ill, their coworkers will usually be the first ones "on the scene" and have the opportunity to provide some initial treatment. In these situations, they need to be able to recognize common injuries and illnesses and understand how to treat them.

Atlantic's training program on "First Aid" discuss what employees should do and not do when someone is sick or injured, and how to determine when they should call for emergency assistance.

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Video Transcript

As we get older, we become more vulnerable to heart disease, and our chances of having a heart attack go up! If someone has a "heart attack" or a "sudden cardiac arrest" (that's when the heart can stop cold) quick treatment can be the key to their survival. So it's important to recognize the symptoms quickly. A heart attack victim may suddenly: Have trouble breathing; feel a tightening in the chest; experience nausea or indigestion; have their skin turn pale or "blue," and go cold and sweaty. If you see someone exhibiting these symptoms, call emergency medical services immediately. There's no time to lose!