The film was shown at the Scottish Cardiac Arrest Symposium. It is to promote and encourage community involvement in resuscitation, in particular Community First Responders, and demonstrates that the chain of survival does work!
Brian Clarke suffered a cardiac arrest in his car after leaving the gym on February 15th 2016; a bystander phoned 999 and sent someone into the gym to get the defibrillator.
The bystander carried out CPR and gym owner Stuart Barton, assisted by another bystander Duncan Small, applied the defibrillator and delivered one shock.
When First Responder Gillian Duncan arrived Brian was barely breathing and had an obstructed airway; she cleared the airway and assisted him with his breathing until the ambulance crew arrived.
Ian Wilson, a paramedic at St Andrews Station and his colleagues carried out further advanced care before transporting Brian to Ninewells hospital.
Although initially in intensive care and very critically ill, Brian is now fighting fit and back in the gym. All demonstrating the chain of survival, 999, CPR, Public Access Defibrillators, advanced care, WORKS!
The picture shows Brian, his wife Fiona, Stuart Barton, Gillian Duncan and Ian Wilson
The film can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/172116743