John Haggie emphasizes the importance of the life-saving training. First aid and CPR training is highly beneficial for anyone.
Saving a life
Saving a life of a man
is considered as an act of heroism but one Newfoundland and Labrador politician
is downplaying his action. He hopes to spur others to undergo life-saving
training such as CPR.
According to John
Haggie, his role is simply coincidental. The minister of Health and Community
Services was enjoying a plate of fish and brewis at the Gander Legion which was
part of the Festival of Life. At the same time, a gentleman collapsed and CPR
Lack of a pulse
According to Haggie,
the man did not have a pulse and was unresponsive. As a former surgeon and
well-trained in life support, Haggie knew what to do.
It is vital to follow the routine as training in your basic life support. The man was unresponsive and did not have a pulse which are both criteria to start CPR.
Luckily, the outcome
was a good one. The man was alert and speaking by the time he was transported
to a healthcare facility.
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