CPR performed on an unresponsive inmate

18 November 2020
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18 November 2020, Comments: 0

An Edmonton Remand Centre inmate died despite CPR. The inmate was found unresponsive in her cell.

Unforeseen catastrophe

Alberta Justice spokeswoman Louise McEachern confirmed in an email that the correctional staff performed CPR on the woman and police and emergency responders were called. Sadly, the inmate was pronounced dead.

The root cause of death is unknown and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating. The next of kin of the inmate were notified.

According to a close friend of Bivand, the 29-year old was dealing with addiction and mental health issues in the months leading to her incarceration.

CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill that will come in handy during emergencies.

Another inmate died after found unresponsive in his cell. The causes of both Bivand and the man are still under investigation.

Prompt delivery of the life-saving technique

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential life-saving skill that will come in handy during emergencies. Enroll in a first aid course to be prepared to deal with emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a CPR class and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/default.htm

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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