Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Automated Internal Defibrillator in Action

After a discussion in class the other day regarding cardiac issues in sport, a student had asked if I had seen the following video.

One, I'm glad he is OK, and back on the pitch.  Two, I can't believe I didn't see this before (thanks Devon), but it is a tremendous testament to modern technology and athletics. In the AT world we often talk about managing cardiac events with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and CPR, but seldom how best to manage this situation.  It's a good reminder that appropriate emergency transport and testing should be completed prior to return to competition (which likely goes without saying, but there it is anyway).  It is highly likely future ATC's will be seeing more of these as both testing and technology advance.  

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