Order of The Red Cross awarded to Dr. Andrew MacPherson

Dr. Andrew MacPherson being awarded the prestigious Order of Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross Board chair Sara John Fowler honors Dr. Andrew MacPherson with the prestigious Order of Red Cross.
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The Red Cross has bestowed its highest honour on faculty member Dr. Andrew MacPherson.

Under his leadership, as Medical Director for the Canadian Red Cross National Medical Advisory Committee, the Canadian Red Cross pioneered the inclusion of automated external defibrillation training in its first aid courses. Subsequent to this inclusion, research demonstrated that the use of an AED along with CPR administered immediately after cardiac arrest can double a person’s chance of survival.

Dr. MacPherson is also the lead author of the Canadian and International First Aid guidelines, a document used by all national societies for the creation of their own first aid programs.

Read more about Dr. MacPherson’s activity in the Canadian Red Cross.