Nurses, Defibrillator Salesman Rescue Heart Attack Victim

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  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Nurses, Defibrillator Salesman Rescue Heart Attack Victim
    Wednesday, April 26, 2006

    ST. PETERS, Mo. — A driver who suffered a heart attack and crashed into a guardrail was saved by a defibrillator salesman and two nurses who happened to be passing by.

    The salesman, Steve Earle, was transporting an automated external defibrillator, a device used to shock the heart into a normal rhythm.

    "When I saw what was happening, I jumped out and instinctively grabbed the AED, just in case," Earle told KSDK-TV of St. Louis.

    Two nurses who also stopped when they saw the wreck Friday evening began performing CPR on the driver, Carolyn Holt. The defibrillator restored her pulse, and Holt was recovering in a hospital this week.

    "Two RNs, a man that was able to get her out of the vehicle, the man with the AED — that just doesn't happen," said Mary Blome, one of the nurses.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Years ago when i was taking EMT courses they saide the auto Defibrillator would be every where like ATM's someday.
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