Man saved with rapid CPR

Two Prince Edward Islanders saved the life of a man with rapid delivery of CPR. The man collapsed during an auction in Kensington.

Saving a life

Thomas Smallman, a trained firefighter delivered CPR with Marlene Lawrence, an auction house employee until the arrival of the paramedics. Smallman stated that most people at the event froze when the man collapsed.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving technique that can save lives.

Lawrence was checking for a pulse. The man did not have a pulse and his ear lobes are starting to turn bluish and purple as well as his lips. CPR was started and in a couple of minutes, the color started to return.

Enroll in a CPR course

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving technique that can save lives. The prompt delivery of this technique significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/default.htm

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

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

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