Red cross doesn’t fault man for re­fus­ing to per­form CPR

StarMetro Vancouver - - HEALTH -

a cana­dian red cross of­fi­cial says he sym­pa­thizes with a Man­i­toba postal worker who re­fused to per­form cPr on a woman he feared might have over­dosed on fen­tanyl.

“i can’t imag­ine the feel­ing that he or she was go­ing through, know­ing that they could have or wanted to help,” said Don Mar­entette, the agency’s di­rec­tor of firstaid pro­grams.

win­nipeg mail car­rier corey Gal­lagher dis­cov­ered a woman, who wasn’t breath­ing, in an apart­ment lobby while he was de­liv­er­ing mail on Tues­day. a 911 dis­patcher put him through to a para­medic, who told him to per­form cPr.

Gal­lagher be­lieved the woman had over­dosed and de­cided not to per­form cPr be­cause he was con­cerned that white pow­der on her shirt could be fen­tanyl.

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