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On May 21, 2020, approximately 6.5 hours into a cargo flight he was piloting, First Officer Matthew Clark suffered a cardiac arrest and was immediately incapacitated. Matt shares his incredible story and how a quick-thinking co-pilot and crew jumped into action. He also discusses the importance of learning CPR and how to use an AED.
Each year, more than 350,000 EMS-assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. These events can happen anywhere, at any time, even in the air.
Fast CPR Facts:
- About 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.
- About 46 percent of people who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest receive the immediate help that they need before professional help arrives.
- About 50%of people can locate an automated defibrillator (AED) at work.
- About 10,000 cardiac arrests annually in the workplace. Immediate CPR and use of an AED can double, or even triple, survival rates.
- The FAA provides guidance regarding crewmember training programs (flight attendant training programs in particular) that incorporate Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and enhanced Emergency Medical Kits (EMK).
For more information visit: https://cpr.heart.org/