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CPR Save

posted Oct 16, 2015, 12:12 PM by Jeffrey Sands, Assistant Chief 7-8B   [ updated Oct 16, 2015, 3:55 PM ]
On 10/14/2015, Aetna along with NCCEMS, were dispatched to the Deer Park Tavern for a cardiac arrest.  Ambulance A-7 arrived on scene less than 3 minutes after dispatch and confirmed a cardiac arrest.  The crew arrived to find an off-duty University of Delaware Emergency Care Unit (UDECU) EMT David Baquet performing CPR.  Shortly after A-7 arrived on scene, and after continued chest compressions by EMT Baquet, the patient began breathing on her own and regained pulses.  She was sitting up and talking prior to leaving the scene.  This incident clearly demonstrates the importance of bystander CPR in the Chain of Survival.  

CPR training is offered by Aetna at a low cost to the public (just to cover supplies)  and we encourage everyone to learn CPR!