Quick-thinking car dealership staff save co-worker with AED
Wheaton GMC Buick Cadillac employees in Saskatoon save Ted Brown's life using an AED
A 65-year-old employee at a Saskatoon car dealership is alive today because of quick-thinking co-workers and access to an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.
Employees grabbed the company's AED and applied it to their co-worker.
"I had no experience with a defibrillator and there was another employee here that did, but she's never used it, but I said, 'Well, we've nothing to lose let's put the pads down and start,'" said Myron Knihnitski, one of the employees who acted quickly.
Ted's wife, Brenda, said her husband is alive thanks to his co-workers efforts.
"I'm just so thankful," she said. "I'm thankful to the gentleman at Wheaton's. I'm thankful to Wheaton's and to anyone who doesn't have [an AED], get one. If you do have one, know where it is, know where to use it."
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MD Ambulance credits one of Saskatoon Heart Safe Program sites as helping save another life. The program is a community based initiative aimed at providing access to defibrillation in case of sudden cardiac arrest.