It's Restart A Heart Day today. Do yourselves and your community a favour and learn how to do good, effective CPR. Studies consistently point to good, prompt CPR as being a key factor in surviving cardiac arrest.
It's been a busy night here, but I've had a real moment of 'yep, I did a good job there' tonight. Had a cardiac arrest call around 3. By the time myself and the rest of the arrest team got there, the nurse making the call had made the emergency call(obvs), not only started CPR but administered a shock and got the individual in question back into a proper, stable cardiac rhythm to live to see another day. The patient in question is now on their way to A Specialist Hospital for ongoing treatment thanks to this nurse, who was a student of mine this time last year.
So, knackered as I am, I'm feeling a touch smug, right now.