|A birthday gift from the dAs.|
Three years ago, Caye Katigbak went to the bathroom in his condo. His poker buddies wondered what was taking him so long. They found him on the floor. A Makati Med ambulance took him to the hospital. Caye's fiance, who was also in the condo, called up Caye's dad. He had not yet parked at Makati Med when he got the call from Caye's fiance that had passed.
|Chest compression for survival.|
I just attended my classmate VR's dad VQR's wake.
VR and my friend TR brought VQR to Chinese General in ten minutes, going through all the stoplights.
When he arrived at the hospital, VQR had no pulse, was revived, but didn't make it.
So I told TR that I would share what I read in Sanjay Gupta's Cheating Death, that the bystander is crucial in case of cardiac arrest: 'of those receiving no help before an ambulance arrived, only 3 percent survived; of those who got traditional mouth-to-mouth resuscitation along with chest compressions, the survival rate jumped to 11 percent; but of those who got chest compressions only, it was even better--19 percent.'--page 54.