The Chain of Survival is a series of steps, forming a chain, which gives the best chance of survival to those suffering from Cardiac Arrest. The steps are outlined below.
1. Early recognition and call for help - to prevent cardiac arrest
2. Early CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resusciation) - to support circulation to the heart and brain
3. Early Defibrillation - to restore normal heart rhythm
4. Post Resusciation Care - the response of highly trained personnel to restore quality of life