Quick thinking saves a life of a co-worker

A 65-year old employee at a Saskatoon car dealership is alive due to the rapid use of an AED by quick-thinking co-workers.

The co-workers of Ted Brown at Wheaton GMC Buick Cadillac saved his life using an automated external defibrillator (AED) when he went into cardiac arrest. His co-workers quickly initiated CPR and called 911. The employees also grabbed the company’s AED and applied it to their co-worker.

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The rapid delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) followed by using an AED can save a life.

The man was rushed to a healthcare facility in serious condition and has since recovered. Brenda, Ted’s wife stated that her husband is alive thanks to the efforts of his co-workers.

Quick use of an AED

The rapid delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) followed by using an AED can save a life. These life-saving techniques can significantly improve the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

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

https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/qa/what-is-an-aed

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