Saving a life with CPR for the first time

A casino security chief has been commended for saving the life of a victim and performing CPR. He quickly used a defibrillator until the man was loaded into an ambulance.

Timely intervention

Ian Flynn is the CPRtrainer for all employees with Casino Nova Scotia. He has been conducting training for 35 years, but the incident marked as the first in his life that he has saved a life since he started training.

It was around 12:30 PMwhen Bill Jamael got up from a game he was playing at the casino. He only took a few steps and fell to the floor. The slots attendant who had seen Jamael fall radioed Flynn who quickly arrived at the scene under a minute, along with two other members of the security staff.

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Immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life.

Jamael had no pulse and was not breathing. Flynn started CPR. The casino staff is recertified in CPR training every three years and a refresher course had been offered just a few weeks before.

As Flynn was applying the compressions, another member of the security staff was delivering the breaths in between. Another rushed to get the defibrillator.

Enroll in a first aid class to save a life

Immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. This life-saving technique significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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