City of Toronto Deputy City Mayor and Councillor Ward 40, Norm Kelly, partnered with Toronto EMS to produce this video supporting the importance of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
Over 2,500 people suffer cardiac arrests in the City of Toronto each year. In 2013, eleven people were saved when bystanders stepped in to help a paramedic save a life by following three easy steps:
1. Call 911 for the paramedics.
2. Start CPR - push hard and fast on the person's chest to the beat of the song "Stayin' Alive"
3. Ask for the AED - public access defibrillator - follow the instructions and administer a live saving shock if necessary.
Even more people can be saved if others will follow these three easy steps.
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