CPR

Cardiac resuscitation trial at St. Paul’s Hospital the first of its kind in Canada

Photo credit: Ermin Badzak

St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) are conducting a landmark trial that could increase the survival rate of seemingly healthy people who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting.

Prince Rupert man recovering at St. Paul's after daughter saves life

Martina Perry Photo

In a crisis some people are able to do things they didn't think were possible.

Prince Rupert's Gianna Evans is living proof of that. Earlier this year, the 12-year-old performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her father before emergency responders arrived, despite not knowing how.

“I watched a movie a couple of days before, and one thing the main character kept saying was 'nothing's impossible'. That's what I was thinking,” Gianna said.

In January Gianna was laying in bed one night when she heard Bill, her dad, arrive home from work.

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