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The Lifesavers from Quality Assurance

Adriána Lovásová and Róbert Huk helped a collapsed coworker from the Dual Academy with chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.


It was a matter of life or death: Milan Vlček, an instructor at the Dual Academy, collapsed at the Bratislava plant. Fortunately for him, in an unfortunate situation, Adriána Lovásová and Róbert Huk were nearby. And Lovásová had just completed a first aid course at the plant of her own volition only a few months ago.

"I have to do whatever it takes to save his life."

Adriána Lovásová

The two employees rushed to the aid of the man, who was lying collapsed on the floor. While Huk called the plant’s internal emergency number in Slovakia (2222), his colleague started performing chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. "One thought sprung immediately to mind: he is probably a father who has children. I have to do whatever it takes to save his life," says Adriána Lovásová, describing the dramatic moment in Hall 3.

Straight away, she remembered the exercises from the first aid course. "I was not particularly good at it, but the instructor, Miroslava Mináčová from Health Management, would not let me go until I could do the chest compressions properly. Her instructions from back then sprung back into my mind." While the Quality Assurance employee performed the chest compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, her colleague stayed in contact with the rescue team and kept them informed about the state of affairs.

As a result, when the experts arrived, led by Katarína Poláčková, they were able to start resuscitating immediately. Adriána Lovásová and Róbert Huk were impacted by their ­experience. Their manager, Dirk Diekmann, knew what to do. "While we were still at work, he talked to me about the inci­dent and helped me so much," says Adriána Lovásová. Róbert Huk adds, "I constantly had the poor man on my mind. Our manager told us how proud of us he is."

The employees’ efforts paid off. After two days in the hospital, Milan Vlček was back on his feet and was visited by his rescuers. While he was no longer able to teach at the Dual Academy, will soon return to his students at the plant. He is happy to be alive, and says, "I would like to thank my two colleagues and the rescue team, who handled everything so quickly and professionally."

"I would like to thank my two colleagues and the rescue team, who handled everything so quickly and professionally."

Milan Vlček