In this film, Lynne talks about what happened when her father had an OHCA and died. He had recently been in hospital and had undergone some tests on his heart but Lynne did not know what these were for. After discharging himself from hospital, her dad became very unwell. On the day that he died, Lynne went to visit him and take him some shopping. She found her brother snoozing on the couch and her father lying in his bedroom. Lynne tells us of her shock at finding her father and of her reaction to it. At first she didn’t want to accept that he had suffered a cardiac arrest and carried on with what she was doing. Her brother commenced CPR, which Lynne did not want as she had been told that resuscitating when you don’t know what you are doing can cause more harm than good. She admits that she panicked totally but she did manage to phone the emergency services. Lynne eventually collapsed with shock.
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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