Burnaby BC Hockey Arena AED Saves Two Hockey Players in a Month

Burnaby BC Hockey Arena AED Saves Two Hockey Players in a Month

On a regular basis MediQuest receives reports from customers that they have used their AED to save a life. So far in January 2019 we have had six reported AED uses and 4 lives were saved as a result of the quick lifesaving work of the on-site responders. We’re proud that we can play a part in helping to improve the outcomes from cardiac arrest that occur regularly in facilities across Canada. Here’s one more example of how having a life-saving AED Program which includes equipment, training and support can really be the difference between life and death.

Burnaby 8 Rinks AED to the Rescue

The lives of  two Adult Safe Hockey League (ASHL) players were saved by a Burnaby 8 Rinks AED and the quick actions of players who intervened to help. The rink’s AED program was started in 2006 after Gianfranco Giammaria suffered a cardiac arrhythmia and fell to the ice. Sadly, Giammaria died. Denise Giammaria, Gianfranco’s wife, was determined that such a tragedy never occur again for lack of a life-saving AED. She began raising funds to install AEDs in public places. The first AED was gifted to Burnaby’s 8 Rinks. The facility now has 13 AEDs.

Read the full story at Burnaby Now.

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