Our lungs & the CPR: A story written by life itself


As respiratory arrest may come all of a sudden, every second is extremely important. It's not even a rare sight in our everyday lives. All it takes is an inhaled piece of food or a severe allergic reaction, and there you have it - respiratory arrest. Within a few minutes, circulatory arrest and loss of consciousness follow. That is why it is important to act as quickly as possible, to ensure airway patency and to call the emergency service immediately on the national emergency line 155. Read how an immediate first aid significantly increases the chance of survival in the story of paramedic Tomáš.