Child given CPR after near drowning incident

A child was given CPR after a near drowning incident. The emergency crews rushed a toddler to a healthcare facility after a near drowning incident northeast of Calgary.

Watery ordeal

Paramedics were called to an address in the hamlet of Delacour in Rockyview County after a 3-year old boy was found in a pool at the home according to EMS spokesman Nate Pike.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill that will surely come in handy during emergencies.

The family members performed CPR on the boy before paramedics rushed him to a healthcare facility by ground ambulance in critical, life-threatening condition.

The STARS Air Ambulance was put on standby for the call, but crews opted to transport the child by ground.

Enroll in a first aid course today

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill that will surely come in handy during emergencies. It significantly improves the chances of survival. You can learn the important life-saving skills by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in a course on CPR and 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-

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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