A 13-year old boy is saved by the timely use of an AED. The youth is recovering in a hospital after his heart stopped during a hockey game and a defibrillator helped bring back his pulse.
Life on the line
Ali Khaleghi collapse at a hockey game at Herbert H. Carnegie Centennial Centre in North York. He was only on the ice for a few minutes playing for the North York Rangers AAA team and had just blocked a shot a few seconds before.
Arena operator Doug Jamieson ran onto the ice to help the collapsed player. He worked with an off-duty firefighter and a nurse to bring the youth back to life.
Jamieson stated that it was a relief when they got a low pulse. They felt for a pulse and started CPR after discovering the boy had no vital signs. Someone ran to get the arena’s automated external defibrillator (AED) and the trio delivered a shock to the player.
Khaleghi is now recovering in a healthcare facility and has resumed breathing on his own.
Importance of AED training
Proper use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) during emergencies can save a life. It significantly improves the chances of survival.
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