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