Jeff Tong from Kent
2012 I prevented a heart attack at work because of
the things I had learnt with St John Ambulance.
A work colleague suffers from Supraventricular Tachycardia
(SVT), when the heart rate increases at an instant. I was unaware
of this situation and upon hearing him banging on the table
clasping his chest in agony I found his medication in his
pocket and helped administer it.
After he recovered, he told me how the SVT has
previously led to heart attacks but could also result in
death. It may not sound that impressive giving someone
medication, but there was another colleague in the room who just
froze in panic and watched the whole scene.
If it wasn't for St John Ambulance I would not have been
able to deal with the situation as calmly as I did!’