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[PAROW] First Aider helps save a man’s life

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A 56-year-old man who collapsed at his workplace in Parow Industria this morning is fortunate to be alive thanks to the Designated First Aider who initiated CPR.

ER24 paramedics arrived at the factory at 8:55 am to find the man unresponsive. They were informed that he had clutched his chest just before collapsing and that the First Aider had been administering CPR for 10 minutes. Our medics were able to successfully resuscitate the man with the use of a defibrillator, rushing him to Tygerberg Hospital for further treatment.

Our paramedics said that it was the patient’s quick thinking co-worker’s who called the Emergency Services and initiated CPR straight away that saved his life.

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