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ATMs seen as ideal location for automated defibrillators

ATMs are one of the suitable locations for installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help cardiac arrest victims. Availability of AEDs Coffee shops and automated bank machines are ideal locations for installing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help cardiac arrest victims. The timely use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) can help improve the chances […]

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Toddler from Mission daycare given CPR after falling into swimming pool

A toddler from Mission daycare was given CPR after she fell into a swimming pool. The Fraser Health Authority dismissed the license of a Mission daycare after the accidental drowning incident that resulted to the death of one of the children. Water safety The 23-month old girl was reported missing by the owner of Melissa’s […]

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Mother of B.C. woman who died in Tofino given CPR

A B.C. woman’s wedding day turned tragic after her mother died in Tofino beach despite CPR. Victoria Emon was preparing for her wedding when her mother, Ann Wittenberg and sister Rachel headed to Long Beach to catch some waves. Timely delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential during emergencies. Watery ordeal Her mother was excited […]

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UVic student died in Tofino surfing accident given CPR

A 27-year old University of Victoria student from India died in a surfing accident despite CPR by bystanders. The incident occurred near Tofino and the man was identified was Nijin John. Watery rescue According to Vincent Mallaley, 47 years old, he was walking on Long Beach when he noticed a man in distress in the […]

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Better CPR deliver on cardiac arrest victims in Chinese neighborhoods

In one study, a cardiac arrest victim is likely to be given CPR from bystanders in the city’s ethnic Chinese neighborhoods. Victims of cardiac arrest in public can be given prompt CPR from bystanders in the Chinese neighborhoods. The chances of surviving a cardiac emergency without sustaining brain damage is relatively high if it occurs […]

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Areas of Toronto require life-saving defibrillators

The public defibrillators can be found in several places, but a new study suggests parts of downtown Toronto are under served. The defibrillators are utilized to deliver a shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm and credited to help save lives. Accessibility of AEDs According to a University of Toronto engineering professor, there […]

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AED and quick response saved a man’s life at Canada Games Complex

A 64-year old man collapsed while playing squash and saved by an AED. The availability of a public defibrillator and the rapid action by the staff at the Canada Games Complex and the Thunder Bay paramedics were given credit for saving the life of the man. Based on a written release, a 64-year old man […]

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Fringe performer’s visit takes a serious turn where CPR is needed

Chris Parsons encourages everyone that knowing how to perform CPR is a useful skill. Parsons is a street performer with the stage name Chris Without the Hat. While in Saskatoon to perform at the Fringe Festival, he had to perform CPR to help a man breathe again. Importance of CPR training According to Parsons, he […]

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Young boy given first aid after near drowning in St-Michel

A young boy, around 7-years old is in a severe condition after nearly drowning in a public pool in St-Michel borough. Near drowning incident The police received a 911 call at around 6:35 PM saying that a young boy was found unconscious in a public pool on Francois Perreault St. A young boy, around 7-years […]

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U.S. border officers assist in saving a man’s life with AED

A man was under medical distress after arriving at the border to cross from Abbotsford to the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Huntingdon border crossing helped save the life of a 56-year old Canadian man. The Kamloops man along with his wife arrived at the border to cross from […]