In this film, Keith and Katie talk about what happened when Keith has his OHCA. Keith had spent a normal day, spending time with his elderly father, before collapsing at home. He has no memory of what happened. Katie phoned the emergency services but she was unable to move Keith in to the position suggested by the call handler so she ran next door for help. Luckily for them, the next door neighbour had completed a first aid course and he immediately started resuscitating Keith. An ambulance crew and a GP arrived on the scene very quickly. Keith’s heart was shocked three times using a defibrillator before his condition was stable enough for him to be transferred to hospital. Katie did not travel in the ambulance with him and is not sure whether she would have liked to or not.
This website provides support and information for those who have experienced an out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), their families and those who have been bereaved by OHCA.
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