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Victim of a near-drowning ordeal receives CPR

When emergencies occur, being prepared is important. One way you can be ready to face one is to enroll in first aid and CPR course as soon as possible. You will have peace of mind knowing that you are ready when an emergency arises.

A young girl, 9-years old was given CPR after a near-drowning incident. At the time of the incident, the staff at the Lawson Civic Centre were scrambling after a young girl who was found unconscious in the water.

Near drowning incident

The 9-year old girl was on a field trip with Brunskill School in Saskatoon. She was taken out of the water by lifeguards who quickly delivered CPR. Luckily, the girl regained consciousness and was transported to a healthcare facility. According to the ambulance officials, the girl is expected to be in stable condition.

The City of Saskatoon stated that the staff at the civic center will receive a critical incident debriefing due to the course of the events.

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Prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

Watery safety and first aid training

When spending time near sources of water, safety is always a priority. Children should be strictly monitored at all times, especially the younger ones. Aside from maintaining safety measures, it is important to learn first aid skills especially cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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Learn how to be ready for emergencies by enrolling in our first aid and CPR training classes. Our courses maintain social distancing measures with reduced class sizes to maintain the minimum 2 meters apart along with the mandatory use of face masks and regular temperature checks. The venue of the courses undergoes regular, enhanced cleaning, and disinfection routines. 

For more information, check out these sources:

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-in-children#1

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

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

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