Sudden Medical Emergencies

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A man with stab wounds receives emergency first aid

The timely delivery of first aid care especially with bleeding emergencies can greatly help. The Edmonton police applaud bystanders who were responsible for delivering emergency first aid to a man in Edmonton. The man sustained stab wounds on a train platform during the morning rush hour. With the quick efforts of the bystanders, they were …

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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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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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Victim of snowmobile crash received CPR

The victim of a snowmobile crash was given CPR. The incident involving Jeffrey Lindsay was a sergeant with the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in Yellowknife. Lindsay, 46-years old was from Brantford, Ontario, and the father of twin 12-year-old boys. According to Lt. Col. Tim Halfkenny, commanding officer of the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, …

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A house fire left a man in critical condition despite CPR

A man was rushed to Peter Lougheed hospital in critical condition after a house fire in northeast Calgary. House fire ordeal The emergency crews were called to the 100 block of Templeby Drive at around 10:30 AM. Upon arrival, the crews were met with a large volume of smoke and flames. The fire extended from …

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Victim of a rush-hour crash saved by an off-duty police officer

An off-duty police officer was credited for saving the life of a driver during an emergency that resulted in a rush-hour crash on the Port Mann bridge. New Westminster Police Const. Todd Sweet was driving home when he witnessed a vehicle crashed directly into a concrete barrier. Sweet assisted an off-duty officer with the Vancouver …

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