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Fireman gave remote instruction for CPR to save the life of an electric-shock worker

  • Date: 2019-01-21
  • Issued by: Fire Bureau
消防員遙控指導CPR 遭電擊工人撿回一命

A toadstool factory worker suffered electric shock at the transmission belt and fell unconscious without breath and pulse on the scene. In answering to the emergency call, Taichung Fire Station assigned fireman Lin Chung Li to respond to the situation. Lin Chung Li gave instruction to the owner of the factory to perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The emergency rescue service personnel of fire station arrived in 5 minutes, and continued to save the unconscious worker with AED. Finally, the electric-shocked worker, Mr. Lee, was saved with heart beat.
Mr. Lee was then sent to the hospital. The result of the medical examination indicated that only the index finger of the right hand was cracked by the electric shock and there is no other side effect. Mr. Lee was transferred to the intensive care ward. He felt conscious on the next day and was able to talk to the nurses. He just remembered he was suddenly hit by an electric shock and fell unconscious. By the time he awoke, he found himself in a hospital bed of the intensive care unit.
According to fireman Lin Chung Li, he comforted the owner of the factory and told him to switch off the power supply and describe the condition of the victim. At the same time, he relay the call to WuFeng Fire Brigade to dispatch emergency rescue service personnel to the scene.
The victim had no breath and pulse and the performance of CPR was pressing or the victim will be severely injured due to hypoxia in the brain. He then told the owner of Mr. Lee to place the telephone on the floor and switched on the speaker function, and gave instruction to the factory owner to perform CPR on Mr. Lee. After 100 repetitions or so, the emergency rescue team arrived. They used AED on Mr. Lee for once to recover the heartbeat of Mr. Lee.
According to the Director of Emergency Ward of Asian University Hospital, when people suffered from cardiac arrest, asphyxia, drown, or electric shock that lost the breath and pulse, the performance of CPR and AED within 4 minutes could help to pump blood from lung for oxygenation and circulate to the brain and the whole body to keep brain cells and other vital organs to function, which maximize the possibility of keeping the victims alive.

  • Date : 2017-10-30
  • Hit: 231