A young woman’s life was saved by police officers using an AED

Jan Handrejch, Právo

Police officers from the Emergency Motorized Unit were on their way to Jarov in Prague. There was a young woman in the apartment with no signs of life. An automated external defibrillator gave the woman one shock. The woman was taken to the hospital in a safe condition.

“On Tuesday morning, the operations officer sent police officers from the emergency motorized unit to Prague’s Žižkov district,” police spokeswoman Violeta Siřišťová said today. The officers were deployed as part of the First Responder program, which allows the emergency services dispatcher to contact the operations center, which will send the nearest police patrol to the scene of the serious incident, which is also equipped with an automatic external defibrillator.

On arrival at the scene, officers saw a young woman on the ground and her boyfriend administering lay first aid. This was coordinated by the operator of the 155 emergency line. “Officers relieved the man and continued the indirect cardiac massage,” the spokeswoman added. While one of the officers continued resuscitation, the other prepared the defibrillator. The latter then recommended and sent one discharge.

The woman was handed over to the care of paramedics. Officers continued to administer indirect cardiac massage. Working together, the woman’s heart function was restored. “After being secured, the patient was transported to the hospital. This year, officers have used the automated external defibrillator in more than fifty cases,” the spokeswoman concluded the case.