A school in Montreal implements CPR training. A group of Grade 11 students at Montreal’s St. George’s School was the first to receive mandatory training in CPR and automated external defibrillators (AED), two years after a classmate collapsed on the baseball court of the school.
Importance of CPR training
According to Robert Sibthorpe and Benjamin Silverman First Responders Fund, it was an opportunity to teach every child that they can make a difference and save a life.
The fund comes after Silverman’s son, Benjamin who had a cardiac arrest during a semifinal baseball game two years ago. Another parent, Robert Sibthorpe rapidly performed CPR on Benjamin and managed to bring him back to consciousness.
The new fund will ensure that all St. George’s students receive CPR and AED training by the time they graduate.
According to experts, during a cardiac episode, the chances of survival reduce by 10% with every minute that CPR is delayed.
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