By: Sophia Chen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 8 (CNA) An eighth grader at Dacheng Junior High School in Puli, Nantou County, celebrated his birthday Monday after suffering a near-death experience caused by sudden cardiac arrest, with his mother thanking those who brought her son back to life with their immediate and correct resuscitation procedure.
The teenager, identified only by his surname Chen to protect his privacy, was a healthy student passionate about dancing. He suddenly lost consciousness during class May 26, and had no pulse when the school nurse reached him.
Without wasting any time, the nurse performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the student and was joined by the principal and other teachers, who continued the procedure until an ambulance arrived.
The paramedics at once affixed an automated external defibrillator (AED) monitoring patch to Chen’s chest, which diagnosed the boy with ventricle fibrillation (VF) and suggested an electric shock of 120 joules. [FULL STORY]