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Are Canadian airlines prepared for cardiac emergencies?

from Leader-Post

The type of medical equipment that airplanes must carry depends on their size. Transport Canada mandates that all planes carry first aid kits, but aircraft with more than 100 seats must have an emergency medical kit, which has significantly more supplies — including a blood pressure kit, nitroglycerin, acetylsalicylic acid and adrenalin. While not mandated under Canadian aviation requirements, air operators can choose to include a defibrillator as part of their onboard-emergency-medical/first aid equipment. more


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