Saskatoon continues to be a leader in lives saved with the help of AEDs. Medavie Health Services West had an award ceremony earlier this year to honour some saviours and survivors.
“Patel, a supervisor at the Shaw Centre, said through the team effort of the five employees — thanks to extensive emergency medical training from the city — they were able to able to use the AED and chest compressions to restart the man’s heart within the six minutes it took for paramedics to arrive on scene.” (Excerpt from story)
Michael Isely was saved thanks to an off-duty paramedic friend and his father, as they were able to use chest compressions and an AED to bring him back.
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