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Case Report: Extreme Weather Creates Crisis Moment for CPR Patient, Family, & Emergency Medical Dispatcher

Greg Scott, MBA, EMD-QI, Alysia Czmuchalek

Apr 04, 2022|AEDR 2022 Vol. 10 Issue 1|Case Report

On January 31, 2022, beginning at about 1730hrs, southern Saskatchewan was overtaken by an extreme blizzard affecting a population of approximately 600 000 people. As the snowstorm raged, the team working at Medical Communications South was closely watching the provincial Highway Hotline website for a real-time view of road conditions. This website displays a map of the Saskatchewan road network, with roadways color-coded to indicate current driving conditions. The team watched as the map rapidly changed from yellow, the color of common winter conditions, to white--travel not recommended—and again to

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