Emergency Procedures
‌Sudden Cardiac Arrest


  • Chest pain, angina and / or neck pain
  • Severe headache
  • Excessive breathlessness
  • Vague malaise
  • Dizziness / palpitation
  • Increasing fatigue
  • Indigestion / Heartburn / Gastrointestinal symptoms


  • Center chest pain - comes and goes
  • Lightheadedness
  • Shortness of breath with/without chest discomfort
  • Uncomfortable pressure/squeezing/fullness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Cold Sweat
  • Pain/discomfort in one or both arms, back, jaw, neck, and/or stomach

How to identify cardiac arrest

‌Monitor vitals: pulse rate/quality, breathing rate/quality, blood pressure, skin temp/color, pupils

Health History
‌S– Signs/symptoms
‌A– Allergies
‌M– Medications
‌P– Past health information
‌L– Last intake
‌E– Events leading up

‌Assess Airway, Breathing, Circulation (ABC’s)
‌Pace maker and medical alert bracelet
‌ Ask questions to bystanders

‌Emergency Procedure

  1. Send someone to get Supervisor and activate EMS
  2. Be prepared to answer questions about what happened when EMS arrives
  3. If trained in CPR and AED - be prepared to assist in CPR