Abdelhak Nouri

It took them a year to admit that the medical care provided on the field was inadequate.

The consequences for then 20-year old Abdelhak Nouri were catastrophic: two days after being resuscitated during a test match in 2017, neurologists declared large areas of his brain to be irreversibly damaged.

Why why why are consequences only drawn after such a devastating event? Evidence has been known long enough that “clearing the airways” is unnecessary for lay bystanders but that a focus MUST be placed on chest compressions and on the EARLY integration of a defibrillator.

I’ve been talking about this event in many courses since then but have only been able to guess what happened. It seems my guesses were correct, which makes me sad.

Photo credit: marca.com

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Luitgard Holzleg

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