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JEMS Volume 36 Issue 8

Seattle Medic One Tops 50% Survival Rate in Witnessed V-Fib

On May 16 and 17, the Resuscitation Academy provided a comprehensive look at the cardiac arrest quality improvement programs that have led to a more than 50% survival rate for witnessed ventricular fibrillation (v-fib) patients in Seattle. The intensive program, presented by Seattle Medic One and King County EMS, is offered free of charge to EMS managers and directors from throughout the U.S.

EMS Providers Rescue Hypothermic Teen from Mud

EMS providers and firefighters in Strathmore, Alberta, Canada work to extricate a 16-year-old boy who was entrapped in mud. The boy decided to walk across an area of new construction where the ground was muddy from melting snow and recent rain, and he sank in the mud to his mid thighs. He tried to self-extricate for 30 minutes but was unable to do so. His mother found him and dialed 9-1-1. Strathmore Town Fire Department firefighters and EMS providers responded.