March 25, 2015–The Centre County Sudden Cardiac Arrest Chapter recognized Scott Nakoski, employee of KoKo Fit Club, for responding to a sudden cardiac arrest that took place on March 6th.
Nakoski witnessed the patient collapse and began CPR until another bystander took over while he ran for the AED in the gym. Scott’s rapid response and use of an AED aided in the return of circulation for the patient.
Effective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival, but only 32 percent of cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a bystander (American Heart Association). Sadly, less than eight percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive.
Centre LifeLink encourages everyone in our community to learn CPR. CPR classes are offered monthly at Centre LifeLink’s main station.
Pictured – John Torres (PSU Police), Scott Woodring (Port Matilda EMS) Mark Koschny (KoKo FitClub), Scott Nakoski (KoKo FitClub), Scott Rhoat (Bellefonte EMS), Dr. Botti (Mount Nittany Medical Center)
For more information about the Centre County Chapter of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, or Centre LifeLink EMS training classes, please contact Kent Knable at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-237-8163