Cardiac arrest is a serious situation that can lead to death if not treated quickly. One of the first steps to take in case of cardiac arrest is to ventilate the patient’s lungs in order to maintain the circulation of oxygen in the body and prevent hypoxia (lack of oxygen).

In the event of cardiac arrest, ventilation helps to:

  • Prevent a lack of oxygen in the body, which can cause irreversible damage to organs and tissues.
  • Help maintain blood pressure and prevent heart failure.
  • Help maintain brain function and prevent cerebral injuries