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BC Emergency Health Services provides pre-hospital emergency services and inter-facility patient transfers throughout the province and oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network.

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Woman saves husband’s life with 19 minutes of continual CPRWoman saves husband’s life with 19 minutes of continual CPRLuanne and Ken Katz are kayak racers. One Saturday morning in November they were out on the water doing what Luanne calls a workout paddle. "We were completing intervals, we were wearing our heart monitors," she said, "nothing unusual."http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/woman-saves-husband’s-life-with-19-minutes-of-continual-cpr2018-02-05T08:00:00Z
New smartphone app could save livesNew smartphone app could save liveshttp://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/new-smartphone-app-could-save-lives2018-01-31T08:00:00Z
Thirty new permanent full time paramedic positions announced for Nanaimo and areaThirty new permanent full time paramedic positions announced for Nanaimo and areahttp://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/new-paramedic-positions-nanaimo-area2018-01-25T08:00:00Z
If you’re alone when you overdose, who will save your life?If you’re alone when you overdose, who will save your life?You’ve seen the depressing statistics on the news. Victims of overdose are at high risk of dying, especially if there’s fentanyl in the mix. If someone is there to immediately call 911 so paramedics can help, that risk decreases enormously.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/if-you’re-alone-when-you-overdose-who-will-save-your-life2018-01-25T08:00:00Z
Husband and wife part of 'chain of survival'Husband and wife part of 'chain of survival'A unique Vital Link award presentation was held recently in northwest BC that saw both a husband and wife from Terrace honoured for saving each other’s lives through the use of CPR.http://www.bcehs.ca/about/news-stories/news-roll/husband-and-wife-part-of-chain-of-survival2018-01-18T08:00:00Z

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