toddr37 wrote:My condolences to his family.
The question I was wondering, is (and it might be an obvious yes, I don't know) Does the AJHL have a mandatory rule about having working defibulaters at every arena? In a situation like what happened yesterday, Time is most importiant factor. No one knows when something like this could happen. Don't you think every team should be prepared, just incase somebody's heart stops beating.
Another thing that the league should mandate is an ambulance and a set of paremectics at every game. Not just for heart attacks, but I remember last month in Brooks. John Stimson was knocked out, and it took an ambulance quite a while to get to the arena, considering the hospital is only like a block and a half away from the rink.
Come on. A persons life is at stake.
What Ever wrote:Paramedics are usually just a short distance away from all arenas. Our health care costs are high enough now.
"PuckDaddy" Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports wrote:I think he has done a good job following this story.
I'll say this much: North American players are certainly going to think twice about taking the money and playing in Russia.
There is ample evidence that there was extreme negligence in the Cherepanov case, from the lack of a working defibrillator to the absence of an ambulance at the game. What does it say when it's a life-threatening situation that required immediate action and there's not even a stretcher to carry him out of the arena on?
Mark Spector wrote:It is believed there was no ambulance at the arena at the time Cherepanov collapsed - it had left the rink, for some reason - and that the automated external defibrillator (AED) was not charged. It was that piece of equipment that saved the life of Jiri Fischer when he passed out on the Red Wings bench during a November, '05 game against Nashville.
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