Quick thinking and delivery of CPR saves a life

16 December 2020
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16 December 2020, Comments: 0

Man saves the life of a teammate by quick delivery of CPR. The rapid thinking of a Saskatoon man saved the life of a teammate on his slow pitch team who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest during a game.

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Dave Hume was given the Saskatoon Fire Department’s Award of Merit for his role in keeping John Wiebe alive after he collapsed. Wiebe had heart problems since contracting Lyme disease years ago and his first major cardiac event occurred when he was having some fun on the diamond.

According to Hume, when he noticed the signs of a cardiac event, his training took over and he went to work. He started compressions while other team members ran to a nearby diamond that had an automated external defibrillator (AED). Hume continued with the compressions until the AED arrived and the Saskatoon Fire arrived shortly after and took over.

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For more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

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

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

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