Teen saved with timely use of an AED

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.

Winnipeg first aid

Proper use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) during emergencies can save a life.

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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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a course on CPR and AED and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cpr-new-defibrilators#1

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-arrhythmia/in-depth/automated-external-defibrillators/art-20043909

 

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