April 20, 2012 | by

Nurse Barb’s Daily Dose: CPR Saves Lives

CPR TrainingDeedra Harrington, a nurse practitioner, was walking back to work after her lunch break when she noticed a man had collapsed in a nearby park. Though someone had called 911, there were lots of bystanders staring at the man. Deedra took a closer look and realized that his heart had stopped.

She performed CPR until the paramedics arrived and transported him to the nearby hospital. He had an immediate cardiac catheterization as 99% of one of his major coronary arteries was blocked.

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