A life saved

The stars were clearly aligned on June 28th for a 46 year old man who went into sudden cardiac arrest at his home. Bystander CPR was started by someone on scene. Our EMS crew of Adam and Samantha arrived alongside two police officers from Station 9. The two police officers ran upstairs to take over compressions while the EMS crew established an airway and provided ventilations, as no shock was advised on the monitor. Urgences-santé showed up shortly thereafter and by the time the patient was loaded into the ambulance, he had regained a spontaneous pulse and respirations.

Great teamwork between the services and a focus on the patient clearly made the difference. Congratulations to everyone involved in this intervention.

For more information on CPR courses for the public, please contact the Cote Saint-Luc Parks and Recreation Department at www.cotesaintluc.org or by phone at 514-485-6806.CPR saves lives. Learn it.