CPR and AED

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Non-functional AED and lack of naloxone at the Regional Psychiatric Centre

The accessibility of AEDs has been an increasing concern these days especially in public venues. Lack of naloxone and a non-functioning AED in a psychiatric facility resulted in the death of an inmate. A 46-year old inmate at the facility was declared dead after he was found unresponsive by the staff. An inquest was started …

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Sanitation workers deliver CPR to save a life

The timely delivery of CPR during emergencies can significantly improve the outcome. Chris Lynch and John Sweitzer saved Doug Cairns with timely delivery of CPR when he collapsed in his driveway. The two sanitation workers were recognized for their life-saving efforts. Saving a life Chris Lynch and John Sweitzer were working in a residential neighborhood …

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Woman’s death at Edmonton Remand Center third such case in two months

Despite the immediate delivery of CPR to an inmate in Edmonton Remand Center, it was not a good outcome. An Edmonton Remand Centre inmate was found unresponsive in her cell. It is the third case involving fatality under investigation at the jail in less than 2 months. Alberta Justice spokeswoman Louise McEachern confirmed by email …

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Jasper Place Transit Centre surrounded by police tape after stabbing incident

The quick delivery of CPR during emergencies is vital to improving the chances of survival. CPR was performed on a man who was involved in a stabbing incident. A 32-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police were called to a weapons complaint in west Edmonton. At around 2:45, the Edmonton …

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Man saved by Good Samaritans with CPR and an AED during a friendship center event

Prompt intervention with life-saving measures can make a difference. The outcome of an emergency situation will be a positive one especially when Good Samaritans are around. When his heart ceases to beat, he collapsed at a round dance at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre but brought back to life by strangers. Tim Yee, manager …

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Teen involved in a watery ordeal in a pool receives immediate CPR

Life-saving measures including CPR are indispensable during emergencies. When a life is in danger, the prompt delivery of life-saving measures can greatly improve the chances of survival. A 14-year old is in severe condition despite CPR after an incident at a swimming pool. The incident occurred at Sunnyside Park swimming pool when the boy when …

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Marathoner who collapsed on courses receives immediate CPR

Quick response and timely delivery of CPR are crucial elements in saving a life. Immediate delivery of life-saving measures can significantly improve the chances of survival. A doctor driving by the Edmonton Marathon on Sunday rushed to assist a man who collapsed and ceases to breathe just blocks away from the finish line. The man …

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Immediate delivery of CPR performed on victims of vehicular accident

Emergencies can occur without warning but quick thinking and prompt delivery of CPR can help save lives. The life-saving measures can help improve the chances of survival. In a vehicular accident involving several vehicles, one person was reportedly killed despite the attempted delivery of CPR. At the time of the incident, there were several vehicles …

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Montreal paramedics told to suspend resuscitation on some patients for months due to COVID-19

For five months, Montreal paramedics were told to suspect CPR efforts on patients whose hearts had stopped. It was considered too risky at a time when COVID-10 was not well understood. The decision was made in conjunction with Quebec’s health ministry and its college of physicians. During those five months, starting in early April, some …

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Teen saved the life of her father during a heart attack

A 14-year old girl was recognized for her quick efforts in helping her father. The girl performed the life-saving procedure when her father collapsed from cardiac arrest after returning from a jog. She quickly called 911 while her mother and sister performed CPR. Unexpected ordeal According to the teen, it was her first time to …

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