Each week, more than three hundred people out of the hospital with a heart attack. Only those who have time only, it has a chance to survive. But in doing so, it is often started too late, find Emergency room-doctor Helen Lameijer. “If there is a cardiac arrest, every second counts.”
How quickly will you need to have a cardiac arrest, start cpr?
Lameijer: “as soon As possible. In order to function properly, your organs oxygen-rich blood. Especially, for the brain is oxygen-rich blood, respectively.
“If there is a cardiac arrest, infarction, or arrhythmia, may be the heart, the blood can no longer flow. Then, it is literally for a hand will be there to help. As soon as we can, so that the bodies will not be too long in the absence of oxygen, sit. If you reanimeert, it may be that the chance of survival is two-to-four times increase.”
“If you reanimeert, the survival rate is two to four times to increase
Helen Lameijer, Emergency room physician
“Unfortunately, I was in the Emergency room often are the people who only has started to revive with the arrival of the ambulance. That is, there are less than five minutes. This is a valuable time in which many of the brain damage could have been prevented.”
How can it be that it is often too late, began to administer cpr?
“There are multiple reasons for this. Sometimes, there is simply no one else in the area that may be available. Sometimes, the signals will not be detected. Also, fear plays a part in this.”
What are the signs? If there is a reanimatiesituatie?
“Loss of consciousness is usually the first indication of this. If an unconscious person does not react when you are with him or her by the shoulders and shakes her, ” is there a chance that there is a reanimatiesetting.”
“Breathing of the unconscious person, also, not, or differently than normal, much more slowly, or hortender than usual, then you need to start to administer cpr. But, always call 112, or to any person to contract so that the ambulance quickly arrives.”
You say that fear plays an important role in the cpr. Where are people afraid of?
“They don’t know how to do it. For example, because it’s been a while since they are in the reanimation course, have been done. Or is it because they have it in the first place, never having been taught.”
It Is this fear justified?
“Cpr is not something you do every day. There are, therefore, not routine. However, you don’t need to worry that you are not able to. You do not have to do so as soon as you call 112, and the control room, the speakers turn on, guiding them through the entire process.”
“If you don’t do it, that saves a person, it would not be”
Helen Lameijer, Emergency room physician
What are the fears and play some more?
“The fear of something is to destroy it. Chest compressions to keep are intense: you have to, the chest deep, pushing to get to the heart of the work. It breaks up sometimes to break the bank. I’m thinking: that it is, but so be it. Would rather have a few broken ribs than to die. If the only thing you are doing, get someone in the hotel, but it isn’t.”
What is the survival rate for women is less, it is a heart attack?
“The fact that heart disease in women often has a different view than that of men. A woman has to have a heart attack is not always a pain in her chest, but her back is extreme fatigue, and nausea.”
“Due to the fact that the symptoms are not timely detected, it will not be thought to be in cardiac arrest. As a result, there is not always time to start to administer cpr.”
“The fact that people are generally more scary to a woman is too available, because the chest is more fragile it is. And also, since they’re breasts, has a. Unfortunately, the cause is that women are not often adequate to be resuscitated than those of men.”
There is a petition calling for the introduction of the reanimatielessen at the school. A good idea?
“Of course! I have it on the primary first-aid lessons. This was also the case to a degree. In the primary school, children are perhaps too young to learn cpr, there is the ability and the physical strength required to use them.”
However, for high-school students, it is definitely a good idea. As part of our core skills, that would be possible, of unnecessary deaths in care.”
There is a petition calling for the introduction of the reanimatielessen at the school. ()
Where can people go for information and training?
“One of the best places to start is the website of the Dutch heart foundation. They allow you to take less money to subscribe to a practise in the area.”
You, too, is a reanimation course. Via Instagram. Why, by the way?
“Social media is an easy way to gain knowledge is to share it. This is why I, as a doctor, is also very active on social media. I want to bridge the gap between the medical and the scientific community and the public to reduce.”
“My goal is to ensure that as many people as possible to know what they should do if they have a reanimatiesituatie face. If there is a single person to be saved, and my mission is already a success.”
Dr. Helen Lameijer is a specialist Emergency physician, and a scientist. From the Instagram account MakeScienceWork sharing of medical knowledge, which is practical.