Archive | February, 2019

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South Shore man is grateful after successfully revived with CPR

When Pierre Lachapelle went into cardiac arrest, he was successfully revived with CPR at a south shore CLSC. Successful revival It took up to 8 shocks from an automated external defibrillator (AED) followed by a shot of adrenalin before Lachapelle was revived. He went back to thank the people who brought him back. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation […]

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In search for 2 Good Samaritans who performed CPR

Joyce King thinks of 2 strangers who saved her life with CPR. King is a 68-year old Beaconsfield resident who is recovering from a massive heart attack at a convalescence center in Montreal. Good Samaritans on the rescue At the time of the incident, King and her daughter exited Tim Horton’s restaurant and walked across […]

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Brothers perform CPR to save grandmother

Young brothers quickly performed CPR to save their grandmother who was having a cardiac arrest. Grayson Wu, 7-years old knew there was something wrong with his grandmother when she did not answer after asking for a snack. His grandmother was unconscious on the cough. According to Grayson, she was grunting a little. With cardiac arrest, […]

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Man utilizes CPR he learned from “The Office” to save the life of a woman

Auto mechanic Cross Scott performed CPR from the comedy show, “The Office”. He never had any formal CPR training but watching the show helped save a life. There are several reasons to watch the TV comedy “The Office” but learning how to save a life is not usually one of them. “The Office” TV show […]

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Prompt CPR: Hockey player dies after ramming the boards

A young British Columbia hockey player died despite CPR after slamming into the boards. This occurred during a game in Metro Vancouver. Noah Trulsen, 22-years old was playing with the Bolts in an adult recreational league in Langley when he might have caught an edge while moving forward to the bench for a line change. […]

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Woman died in Nova Scotia lake from drowning despite CPR

A woman died from drowning despite the immediate delivery of CPR. The RCMP are investigating a possible drowning that occurred in an isolated lake on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore. According to the police report, 2 men found a 57-year old woman in a lake on West Side Indian Harbor Lake Rd. in St. Mary’s, N.S. […]

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Sicamous man died after guiding a snowmobile group despite CPR

A 51-year old man died after guiding a group of snowmobilers when his machine accidentally rolled over. The snowmobile of the man rolled into a creek bed. According to RCMP, the 51-year old man was guiding a group composed of 5 other snowmobilers in an area north of Sicamous when his machine accidentally rolled and […]

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Life-saving CPR: Vancouver student saves a life

A teenager who performed CPR to resuscitate a woman who suffered a heart attack was recognized for her life-saving effort. Erin Sachs together with her father delivered CPR to resuscitate Sandra Giffin after she suffered a heart attack after a bus ride. Importance of learning CPR Sandra Giffin and her husband Cris boarded a packed […]

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