CPR trainer saves a life for the first time

A casino security chief is recognized for saving a life by performing CPR. A patron collapsed with a heart attack. At that point, CPR was started followed by a defibrillator until the man was loaded into an ambulance.

Ian Flynn is the CPR trainer for all employees with the Casino Nova Scotia. He has been conducting training for 35 years, but the incident was the first time he saved a life.

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It was then that Flynn started CPR. The casino staff is recertified in CPR training every 3 years along with a refresher course that was offered a few weeks before.

Bill Jamael got up from the game he was playing at the casino. He took a few steps and collapsed. A slots attendant who seen Jamael fall radioed Flynn who was at his side in just a minute along with other members of the security staff.

Jamael had no pulse and was not breathing. It was then that Flynn started CPR. The casino staff is recertified in CPR training every 3 years along with a refresher course that was offered a few weeks before.

As Flynn applied compressions, another helped in delivering the breaths in between. One obtained a defibrillator and returned to continue to save Jamael’s life.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

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

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