Defibrillator campaign equips fishing boats with lifesaving medical devices

Automated external defibrillators can restore a heartbeat after it slows, or even stops. After crews aboard the Hibernia oil platform heard a distress call about a fisherman in cardiac arrest, Hibernia Management and Development Company decided to fund the defibrillators, paying for 105 of them. The Heart and Stroke Foundation then partnered with the provincial Fish Harvesting Safety Association to think about how to put them in place, said Mary Ann Butt. As a result of the partnership, Butt said, 105 fishing boats are now better prepared for a cardiac emergency. >click to read< 14:46

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