A medical worker gave timely rescue to a woman who suffered from sudden cardiac arrest while visiting Baisha Bay Park in Dapeng Peninsula on the morning of Oct. 10, Southern Metropolis Daily reported.
Tang Fenglan checks the patient's condition. Photos from Southern Metropolis Daily
Tang Fenglan, a nurse from Fuyong People’s Hospital Jinfenghuang Community Health Center, took her daughter to the park to enjoy fresh air and the beautiful sea view. However, when they were resting on the roadside, someone was shouting: “May Day! May Day! Someone has passed out!”
Tang rushed to help the patient surnamed Zhang. She told the crowd to move while identifying herself as a medical worker and carried Zhang to lie flat on a shady area. She also asked a person around to call 120, the city’s medical emergency hotline.
One of Zhang’s family members said that Zhang has high blood pressure and forgot to take medicine before going outside. The high temperatures might have triggered her to feel faint and pass out.
Tang estimated that the woman was suffering from cardiac arrest, so she called people to search for an automated external defibrillator (AED) and started doing external chest compressions to the patient.
When Tang was giving Zhang chest compressions, she finally took a breath and gradually regained consciousness.
Zhang was then sent to the hospital for further treatment and her family is grateful to Tang’s timely rescue work.