Defibrillator saves a boy in cardiac arrest

A boy suffering cardiac arrest was saved by a defibrillator. Bystanders were able to resuscitate a15-year old who collapsed while playing futsal at Sir Robert Borden High School on Greenbank Road.

Timely intervention

An automated external defibrillator (AED) that was stationed at the school was used. The boy was playing in a futsal tournament when he collapsed. Futsal is a version of indoor soccer played with a slightly smaller ball.

A cardiologist who was present initiated CPR while others retrieved the school’s defibrillator. They delivered a single shock to the teen before the arrival of the paramedics.

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Prompt delivery of CPR and using an AED can save a life.

The paramedics continued with the resuscitation efforts and gave the teen more shocks before his pulse was restored. The teen regained consciousness while on the way to a local hospital. He is currently at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in serious but stable condition.

Be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today

Prompt delivery of CPR and using an AED can save a life. If you want to be prepared during emergencies, it is recommended to enroll in a first aid course today.

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LEARN MORE

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

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillation
https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cpr-new-defibrilators#1

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