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Saving a life with immediate CPR

For 10 minutes, the life of Sean Ferguson was in the hands of his friends and teammates. Due to the quick thinking by members of the Sydney Sooners, they helped Ferguson when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

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According to Kenny Long, they were playing basketball and he collapsed. He had a look in his eyes and he said that something is not right.

The group quickly called 911. At that point, Long and other Sooners teammates helped their friend who had a pre-existing heart condition.

According to Long, he went down and we called 911. Instructions were given on what to do. Noah ran out to wait for the ambulance while Taylor ran out to get a defibrillator. His teammates were performing CPR to keep the oxygen flowing until the arrival of the ambulance.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

One of his teammates, Slade, a rookie recently completed CPR training. As an avid hockey player, he knew there was a defibrillator at the Canada Games Complex next door. He plugged in the defibrillator and placed the pads on him. The 911 dispatcher instructed to shock him since the machine indicated “shock advised now”. A nurse on campus joined the men in performing CPR until the paramedics arrived.

Importance of first aid training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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