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Vietnamese nurse on vacation saves Indian tourist from sudden cardiac arrest

Vietnamese nurse on vacation saves Indian tourist from sudden cardiac arrest

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 12:45 GMT+7
Vietnamese nurse on vacation saves Indian tourist from sudden cardiac arrest
A screenshot from the CCTV footage at a restaurant in Da Nang City, central Vietnam shows a nurse performing CPR to save an Indian tourist’ life.

A nurse from the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital saved the life of an Indian tourist who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while dining at a restaurant in Da Nang City in central Vietnam.

The nurse, Dang Thi Ha, who works in the emergency room at Bach Mai Hospital, was on a trip to Da Nang when she saw the foreign traveler fall in the restaurant in Son Tra District on Sunday last week.

The tourist – Narinder Jean – was having a meal with his wife when he suddenly showed abnormal signs before collapsing.

Ha immediately rushed to the man to check his pulse and asked the restaurant’s staff to call the 115 emergency service.

She and her friends would have boarded a flight to Hanoi on Sunday evening, but their flight was delayed, so they had dinner at the restaurant before traveling to the airport and incidentally met Jean and saved him, Ha recalled.

Ha’s group was sitting at a table near the Indian couple’s table when Ha’s friend saw that the man appears to be having an issue.

After the man collapsed, his wife helped him back onto a chair.

Ha checked the man’s pulse and found none. She also found his skin cold and that he had dilated pupils and circulatory arrest.

Ha tried to have the man lie on the ground but the man’s wife didn’t understand Vietnamese and tried to keep him in the chair.

Ha and her friends pulled the man to the ground and Ha immediately performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for two minutes.

After a while, the man regained consciousness and the ability to speak and walk, and was taken to a hospital.

According to his wife, he had a history of coronary artery disease and had previously undergone a coronary artery bypass grafting surgery.

Ha said she and her colleagues do CPR daily but this was the first time she had outside of the hospital.

She also shared that she hopes everyone takes some time to learn basic first aid.

Doctor Tran Cong Thong, director of the 115 Emergency Center in Da Nang City, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday that the Indian tourist had been stable thanks to timely and accurate first aid.

Employees at B.T. Restaurant in Son Tra District, Da Nang where the case happened shared that the entire restaurant began to panic but Ha managed to stay calm.

Tran Le Nguyen Vu, the manager of the restaurant, said thanks to Ha’s prompt acts, the tourist regained consciousness after only two minutes.

Minh Thu, an assistant at the restaurant, said everyone wanted to help the tourist but they did not know what to do besides call an ambulance.

“Meeting the nurse was great luck of the tourist. If not, his life might have been at risk,” Thu added.

Before getting in the ambulance, the Indian couple thanked Ha and staff at the restaurant for helping them, the restaurant’s staff shared.

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Thanh Ha - Duong Lieu - Hong Ha - Doan Nhan / Tuoi Tre News


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