Friday, August 5, 2011

Airline Uses Sandwich to Treat Cardiac Arrest

UK - Although European flight attendants are mandated to know first aid, one family says that when a relative went into cardiac arrest during a flight, the baffled flight crew didn’t deliver life-saving CPR, but instead delivered a sandwich and soda and charged for it. Billie Appleton says her stepfather, Per-Erik Jonsson, 63, went into cardiac arrest during a flight from England to his home in Sweden. When he lost consciousness, his wife alerted the staff but they were unprepared to render treatment, Appleton told the paper. “They said he had low blood pressure and gave him a sandwich and a soda,” she told the paper. “And they made sure he paid for it.” More

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