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NEWS: Snowshoer survives after longest CPR performed in North America

You know on medical shows when they are frantically performing a last ditch effort of rigorous CPR before someone pulls them off and says ‘they are gone’. Maybe they have been wrong? Maybe they were not ‘gone’.

Christine Newman saved after hours of CPR

Christine Newman saved after hours of CPR

BC snowshoer was found unconscious after falling into a tree well yesterday only to be discovered several hours later. Her rescuers performed CPR, taking turns when one got tired, until help came. Once in the care of emergency services CPR was continued. It is thought to be the longest duration of CPR with a positive outcome in North America and Christine Newman owes her life to it.

As a reminder, when doing CPR try to follow the theme of ‘Staying Alive’ to keep beat and always continue CPR until emergency services arrives and takes over.

 

For the full story visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/04/06/skier-tree-well-miracle-garibaldi_n_5099080.html

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