Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Learning CPR to save lives

St. John Ambulance to host Sask.’s first free CPR demo June 1
Brent Schriner holds a CPR dummie at the
St. John Ambulance Town and Country Mall
location in Moose Jaw, on May 16, 2017.
-- (Crystal Schick/Times-Herald)

By Lisa Goudy

Brent Schriner has performed lifesaving CPR nine times on nine different occasions.

“CPR can be very exhausting,” he said. “You never know who’s trained until something happens and then they start getting involved. It’s not a scary thing to do. If you step in and you’re trained and you do something you’re trained to do, you’re fine.”

CPR is vital, he said, because it only takes as little as four minutes without oxygen for permanent damage to set it and after 10 minutes, there can be irreversible brain damage.

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