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The increasing need for AEDs at schools

While playing tag together with his friends on Wilfrid Walker school playground 3 years ago, BenjaminFizzard collapsed unconscious to the ground. The consciousness of the 7-year old was restored without requiring CPR but was rushed to a healthcare facility and equipped with an internal cardiac defibrillator and pacemaker. The incident was dreadful, but his parents, …

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AED successfully saves the life of a man

The man is alive thanks to the easy access of the live-saving device and quick thinking. Eugene Manuel, 46-years old was competing in a fitness challenge at his local gym in Miramichi when his heart ceases to beat abruptly. He collapsed but bystanders delivered CPR and restarted his heart with an automatic emergency defibrillator (AED)from …

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Father urges the increased availability of public AEDs

A Nova Scotia man whose son died after a cardiac arrest aims the public availability of life-saving defibrillators. In Nova Scotia, the emergency dispatchers cannot tell a caller where to find the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED). For David Fowlie, this needs to change. According to Fowlie, his son Michael was a picture of good …

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Near-death experience emphasizes the importance of first aid training

The quick thinking of 6 employees saved the life of a Calgary man. Ayaz Kara was enjoying a game of squash at the recreation center at Mount Royal University when he suddenly felt dizzy and out of breath. According to Kara, the last thing he recalled is collapsing. His heart ceases to beat and started …

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Stars’ Peverley given CPR and AED after collapse on bench

It was a terrifying sight for many to see Dallas Star’ Rich Peverley collapse on the bench during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It serves as a warning for those who play hockey on the possible health risks due to the physical demands of the sport. Potential dangers The players and coaches on …

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