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New app encourages CPR response to life-threatening emergencies

Every minute counts when someone is experiencing a heart attack.

Now, a new partnership is hoping to speed up response.

We first told you about the City’s PulsePoint app last month… 108 more words


Lifesaving: CPR

When you do CPR on someone, there are three steps that you need to follow. CAB. Which stands for Compressions, Airway, and Breathing.

  1. Compressions

Guest column: More states add CPR training in schools, but national requirement is needed

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsay Davis, a former Miss Ohio, is an advocate who helped in the passage of SB252  “Lindsay’s Law” in the Ohio state legislature with Sen. 1,568 more words



Cortisol is an adrenal hormone that is released by stress.  Stress can be a vague term. High stress levels can be caused by the work we do.   434 more words


Life and Death

Content warning: Death, Resuscitation, Suicidal thoughts

I mentioned in my previous post that on Monday last week I was admitted to hospital after an attempted suicide. 2,022 more words


A Pulse of 288

The ICU attendings talk in code.

I’d been on my medical ICU (intensive care unit) rotation for a week, and I was still having trouble wrapping my head around some of the patients who had been there for over a month. 1,415 more words


Saskatoon paramedics adopt pit crew CPR to increase survival rates

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) survival rates can vary quite a bit from region to region and even from city to city.

As odd as it sounds, if you were to have a heart attack anywhere in North America – you’d want it to happen here in Saskatoon at a public venue equipped with an AED since our survival rates are some of the best. 427 more words