Deaths in Toronto Shelters at All Time High: CEO of Heart to Heart CPR Says That Shelter Staff is Taking the Wrong Course – A Claim Recently Supported by Newest Canadian 2020 Resuscitation Guidelines Released October 19, 2020

Deaths in Toronto Shelters at All Time High: CEO of Heart to Heart CPR Says That Shelter Staff is Taking the Wrong Course – A Claim Recently Supported by Newest Canadian 2020 Resuscitation Guidelines Released October 19, 2020

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nick Rondinelli, CEO of Heart to Heart CPR, issued the following announcement:My name is Nick Rondinelli, CEO of Heart to Heart First Aid CPR Services Inc. We are one of the largest Trainer Partners for the Canadian Red Cross and we have been in operation for 21 years. I had identified some time ago, the missing link to the chain of survival for overdose deaths, particularly opioid overdoses, when I came to learn that the current training recommendations for Toronto shelter staff excluded important components like “pulse check”, how to use a Bag Valve Mask (BVM), and the option to provide an essential life-saving technique known as “Assisted Breathing”. This ventilation-only technique is often the critical component to preventing a person’s heart from stopping if the person suffering from an overdose has stopped breathing effectively but STILL maintains a heartbeat with proper blood circulation. This condition is called Respiratory Arrest which is often the root cause of most drug overdoses. This is especially true in opioid overdoses where the opioid blocks the receptors in the brain that controls breathing. Opioids are a group of drugs that includes morphine, heroin, methadone, fentanyl and oxycodone.A Media Snippet accompanying this announcement is available by clicking on the image or link below:
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