A 64-year old man collapsed while playing squash and saved by an AED. The availability of a public defibrillator and the rapid action by the staff at the Canada Games Complex and the Thunder Bay paramedics were given credit for saving the life of the man.
Based on a written release, a 64-year old man collapsed while playing squash. The staff called 911 while a complex supervisor and 2 lifeguards attended the man who was not breathing and did not have a pulse.
Easy access to AEDs
CPR was performed and a defibrillator was utilized until his pulse was restored. Upon the arrival of the paramedics, they took over the scene. The man was transported to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and currently under treatment.
According to Superior North EMS Deputy Chief Andrew Dillon, upon entering a public facility, one should find the location of the public defibrillator. It is also recommended to enroll in a first aid and CPR course so that you are prepared on what to do during similar emergencies.
Learning these life-saving techniques is an advantage to anyone. You can help save a life as well as increases the chances for survival.
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