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The squad has received recognition through the American Heart Association for quick response times for people experiencing heart emergencies throughout the county.
First responders are commended for their lifesaving work in saving a man who suffered a near-fatal heart attack.
This study indicates that more fundamental training targeted toward specific protocol performance may increase the provision of dispatcher-assisted CPR.
While coaching the Fenwick High School lacrosse team at the Forest Hills Sports Plex in Middletown, Phil Keegan, 58, suffered a heart attack. Instead of being one of the 800,000 in the U.S. who die from cardiovascular disease each year, Keegan survived.
The infant was unresponsive when Shawn Gopaul got to the scene and started performing CPR on Tuesday, the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post.
The correct tools, training and practices allow St. Charles County Ambulance District paramedics to rapidly treat these patients and trigger an early response from the awaiting hospital personnel.
The push to ramp up response and awareness of opioid overdoses comes at a time when it's increasingly needed as the state and country are facing a rise in use, officials said.
A study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Health shows that on-scene use of a new protocol and advanced diagnostic equipment can help paramedics better identify patients at high risk for adverse cardiac events.
Cerebral oximetry has been used for years in cardiac surgery and neurointensive care settings. It's now getting attention in the prehospital world.
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