CPR performed on unconscious child

The City of Prince Albert successfully used CPR to save the life of a child. The Kinsmen Water Park aquatic staff responded to an unconscious nine-year-old child in the main outdoor swimming pool at around 3:30 PM.

Timely response

After performing CPR, the child was alert and transported to Victoria Hospital to be treated for near drowning.

According to Parkland Ambulance officials, the quick response of the lifeguards was vital in the successful resuscitation.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that everyone should learn.

City officials are reminding people about Kinsmen Water Park’s adult supervision policy which states that children aged 8 to 10 must be accompanied by an adult. The water park was closed to complete an investigation and properly debrief the staff.

Being prepared with CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that everyone should learn. It can help improve the chances of survival during emergencies. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a CPR training course and for more information, check out these sources:

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

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

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

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