B.C. 911 call-taker coached life-saving CPR to Port Alberni woman

As a 911 call-taker, Natalie Rumsby provided life-saving CPR instructions during emergencies. When she answers a call as a 911 dispatcher, her jobs ends when the first responders arrive on the scene. It is not often that she and her colleagues at the dispatch centre in Victoria hear about the outcome of their calls.

Saving a life with guided CPR

This changed last week when a woman for Port Alberni shared her story on performing CPR on her husband with the help of a 911 dispatcher.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a vital skill that can help save a life. Prompt delivery of this technique can significantly improve the chances of survival.

Carol Klock related her story about calling 911 after her husband Jack had a heart attack while taking a shower. Klock who had not taken a CPR course, performed the life-saving technique on her husband for 10 minutes while waiting for the emergency team to arrive. She stated that an anonymous dispatcher taught her CPR over the phone and she wanted to thank the woman for helping her.

Learn CPR today

Enroll in a first aid class today to learn this life-saving skill. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a vital skill that can help save a life. Prompt delivery of this technique can significantly improve the chances of survival.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a training on first aid and CPR and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

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