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We have looked at CPR and explained that CPR alone does not start the heart and that you need to use an AED. The AED can arrive from the EMS, community responder, the business, airports etc. This is the third link in the chain of survival, and with a little training, can be carried out by the first aid responder.

It is unlikely that you will have an AED, but one should be acquired as soon as possible. That is why the emergency medical services need to be called right away and told that you have some who are not breathing and they will get to you as fast as they can.

The AED unit interrupts the abdominal and pulse-less quivering of a heart in cardiac arrest in the hope that it will start beating normally.  The paramedics will also be able to give lifesaving drugs.