The quick action of bystanders in utilizing an AED saves a life. Two Saskatoon men have something special to celebrate this holiday season – for being alive. This is due to the rapid action of bystanders and an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Availability of AEDs
Richard Gryshchuk, 54-years old was rescued by two lifeguards and another city employee after going into cardiac arrest at a local swimming pool.
Just two weeks ago, Vincent Bitusis, 38-years old was saved by two bystanders who jumped into action after he went into cardiac arrest while playing basketball.
In both incidents, an automated external defibrillator (AED) was utilized to resuscitate both men back to life.
More than 900 businesses and facilities in Saskatoon are already equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save lives. These life-saving techniques can significantly improve the chances of survival during emergencies.
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