A 65-year old employee at a Saskatoon car dealership was saved by his co-workers with an AED. The man is alive because of the quick thinking of his co-workers and easy access to an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Saving a life
Ted Brown, a staff member at Wheaton GMC Buick Cadillac went into cardiac arrest at work. The man’s co-workers quickly initiated CPR and called 911. The employees grabbed the company’s AED and applied it on their co-worker.
Myron Knihnitski, one of the employees who acted quickly stated that they had no experience with a defibrillator and there was another employee who knows but has not used on before. They had nothing to lose and placed the pads down and started.
The man was rushed to a hospital in serious condition and has since recovered. Ted’s wife, Brenda stated that her husband is alive thanks to the efforts of his co-workers.
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