Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What to Do

Would you know what steps to take if your friend, co-worker, stranger, or loved one suddenly became unconscious or unresponsive? In honor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, we have outlined the 5 steps to take during a sudden cardiac arrest emergency. Print this downloadable poster to hang throughout your house and workplace to ensure you’ll be prepared when SCA strikes!

  1. Tap and Shout
  2. Call 911
  3. Get the nearest AED
  4. Begin CPR
  5. Shock with an AED
Learning CPR and having an AED nearby is critical in saving a life from sudden cardiac arrest. AED.US encourages everyone to raise awareness, advocate for public access AEDs, purchase a personal AED, and participate in CPR classes in your area to forge stronger links in the chain of survival. Shop our extensive collection of AEDs and call 800-695-1209 to place an AED in your home or workplace today!

  Sudden Cardiac Arrest and what to do. The 5 steps of what to do during SCA emergency.    

Blog By Blaire CzarnieckiWritten by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director

Fact checked by Phillip Woods, BA, NREMT-P, FP-C

Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation. 

“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”

Last updated October 20, 2020