The sudden collapse of Christian Eriksen, in yesterdays UEFA football match, highlights the need to have well trained and responsive first responders at your workplace or at sporting events. His collapse suddenly unfolded live on TV and in front of the stadiums crowd, his fellow players and his family. When people ask us about do we really need an AED and first aid training, our response is always, YES.
Update 17.00 13th June:
It was confirmed via various media outlets that Eriksen suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Last nights event highlights what can be achieved in when there is well trained and well equipped first responders, that are able to react at a moments notice at work or at your sports club.
Denmark’s team doctor Martin Boesen said Eriksen was unconscious when he reached the player on the pitch.
“When I got to him he was on his side, he was breathing, I could feel a pulse, but suddenly that changed and we started to give him CPR,” he said.
“The help came really fast from the medical team and the rest of the staff with their co-operation, and we did what we had to do and managed to get Christian back.”
Being able to provide ”Prompt and Effective First Aid, including High Quality CPR with Defibrillation is key to any resuscitation attempt.
Our expert trainers have all performed CPR at some time in their frontline working careers and can bring a wealth of knowledge and confidence to any lessons or courses when joining us.
Feel free to get in touch today to discuss your next first aid, CPR or Defibrillation training course, you never know when you might need to call the life saving skills taught.
In the meantime, we wish Eriksen the very best in his recovery.
Link to BBC Sports News