15-year-old suffers cardiac arrest | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

15-year-old suffers cardiac arrest

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Te Kuiti this morning, to retrieve a 15-year old who arrested at home.

The local first-response team were actively engaged in CPR and an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) had been utilised.

The rescue helicopter transported an Intensive Care Paramedic crew from Hamilton to assist.

In order to mitigate any delay, the rescue helicopter deposited the crew at the scene, then re-located to Te Kuiti Hospital where the patient was then stabilised before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

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