A victim of cardiac arrest received immediate first aid. According to Parkland Ambulance, knowing what to do when someone is choking helped save the life of a resident at a Prince Albert seniors care home.
The paramedics were called to the house over the weekend for a possible cardiac arrest. They arrived to find staff performing chest compressions on an unconscious resident. The paramedics took over the resuscitation attempt and determine that the resident was eating when he collapsed. They were able to clear the airway of the person and the resident started breathing on his own.
The resident was transported to a healthcare facility for further care and expected to make full recovery.
According to Lyle Karasiuk with Parkland Ambulance, knowing what to do in an emergency can save a life. If back blows and chest thrusts are not effective for a conscious person and he/she goes unconscious, the chest thrusts are the next life-saving steps. In this case, the staff was able to respond quickly and correctly.
Rapid response during emergencies
The delivery of appropriate life-saving techniques can save a life. You can be prepared with proper first aid and CPR skills by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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