ALS Scenario

You’re a Paramedic working with a Technician on a dual crewed Ambulance. You’re in the second half of the night shift and have just finished your first meal break. You’ve been asked to standby at a cover point. On the way, you’re allocated a cat 1 call for a 52-year-old cardiac arrest. The call is 2-minutes around the corner. Control inform you that back up is on the way, but will be around 15 minutes.

You arrive on scene and are ushered into the house by a concerned relative. She shows you up to the bedroom, where the patient is laying on the floor. The wife explains her husband started having a seizure in bed. She called 999, but then he stopped breathing. They told her to drag him on the floor and start CPR, but then you showed up.