Woman Uses CPR To Save Badminton Player's Life After He Collapses Mid-Game

She hopes that more people will also learn the basic techniques of CPR to save the lives of others.

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Kristil Tan Ai Teng was the on-duty technical director during a badminton event yesterday, 29 January, but she was also a lifesaver when she heard cries for help from the side of the courts

According to Bernama, the incident is reported to have taken place during the veteran men's doubles quarter-finals game around 9pm at a badminton complex in Durian Daun, Melaka.

The incident involved a 55-year-old representative from the Kota Bharu Institute of Teacher Education (IPG), who had asked for permission to take a break from the game before eventually collapsing mid-match.

Tan, who is also the Melaka Tengah St John Ambulance Malaysia (SJAM) head, rushed to him after hearing the commotion.

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She suspected the player had experienced a heart attack and immediately began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him

"I sensed that the man had a heart attack so I immediately performed CPR on him and was helped by a student, who was also a volunteer on duty, to fetch the automated external defibrillator (AED) from my car," she said when contacted by Bernama today, 30 January.

Tan successfully diverted the badminton player's dangerous condition from worsening. She also received help from another employee from IPG Ipoh while waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

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After the incident, Tan hoped that the public will also learn first aid to help anyone who is faced with the same situation

The lecturer of the Co-curriculum Unit at IPG Durian Daun told Bernama she is truly grateful that she got to help the man and that he is currently in a stable condition.

Tan said CPR is a basic treatment that can save lives as the first aid procedure can restore blood flow and sufficient oxygen levels to the lungs, brain, and other vital organs when a person's heart or breathing stops.

"I also hope that more people will learn the basic techniques of CPR and [how to use an] AED, and attend the free courses provided by SJAM to increase their knowledge in saving the lives of others," she added.

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