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Residents recognized for delivering CPR on woman

Erin Hodder did not expect that she must use her CPR training. It was necessary for her profession as a pharmacist to administer injections. Last July, the Bay Roberts resident was faced with a potential life-or-death scenario. Along with a qualified individual who happened to be at the Carbonear Walmart where she was working at […]

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Woman was given CPR after pulled from water off Cherry Beach

A woman who was pulled from the water off Cherry Beach was given CPR. The woman was in a critical condition and was later declared dead. Prompt intervention The authorities were called to the beach at around 9 AM. The police stated that someone went into the water to pull the woman out before lifeguards […]

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Canadians squeamish on performing CPR on strangers

Performing CPR without mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is not enough to convince most Canadians to execute CPR on strangers. Timely intervention The latest guidelines published in 2010 recommend that bystanders without training who witness an adult collapse should do away with the “rescue breaths” and focus on deep and rapid chest compressions instead. The reason for this […]

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Life-saving intervention turned into tragedy

A 45-year old Sydney woman died after helping rescue a group of swimmers stranded by a riptide. Watery rescue turned awry According to RCMP Const. Tammy Lobb, the RCMP, local firefighters, Emergency Health Services paramedics, and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre responded to a report regarding a group of distressed swimmers at a beach in […]

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