Miramichi man was saved with an AED

A Miramichi man was saved with an AED. Eugene Manuel was competing in a fitness challenge at a local gym in Miramichi when his heart stopped.

He was saved with a well-placed life-saving machine and some quick thinking.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) along with an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving combination that can save lives during emergencies.

Eugene Manual, 46-years old was competing in a fitness challenge at his local gym in Miramichi when his heart abruptly stopped beating. He collapsed but bystanders quickly started CPR and were able to restart his heart using an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Tim Horton’s next door.

Availability of an AED

The AED was originally placed there in memory of a local man Pat O’Kane who suffered a cardiac arrest in downtown Miramichi 6 years ago when there was no defibrillator in the area. The daughter of the man, Cailin O’Kane, happened to be competing with Manuel in the fitness competition when he experienced his cardiac arrest.

Ambulance New Brunswick held an event with Manuel to thank those whose rapid actions saved his life.

Enroll in a first aid course today

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) along with an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a life-saving combination that can save lives during emergencies. If you want to be prepared, enroll in a first aid course today to learn these life-saving techniques.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a CPR and AED course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-arrhythmia/in-depth/automated-external-defibrillators/art-20043909
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_arrest

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