BC Emergency Heath Services has recognized the heroic efforts of a local resident who saved a person’s life.
James Zink was presented with a BCEHS Vital Link Award for performing bystander CPR on a guest at Siesta Suites hotel where he works.
The award was presented to Zink by unit chief Catharina Goossen, 911 dispatcher Dakota Stone, who coached Zink in telephone-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (t-CPR), and Jim Forsdike, one of the paramedics who attended to the incident.
The BCEHS Vital Link Award is given to honour the skilful actions of one or more bystanders at a cardiac arrest emergency. These brave and quick-thinking people perform CPR on a patient, with or without the use of an automated external defibrillator. They represent a vital link to the patient’s successful survival.
The presentation took place Saturday, Feb. 2.
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