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Cardiac Victim Revived With AED

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August 03, 2012 03:06PM
Yosemite National Park (CA)
Cardiac Victim Revived With AED

On July 26th, dispatch received several 911 calls regarding an 80-year-old visitor who had collapsed and was unresponsive at the Sentinel Dome trailhead along the Glacier Point Road. As rangers responded to the scene, other visitors with medical training began performing CPR. The bystanders continued CPR for approximately 20 minutes until rangers arrived with an AED. Interpretive ranger and trained emergency medical technician Dick Ewart used the AED and delivered two shocks as advised during the CPR cycle. After the second shock, the man’s heart rhythm was converted from ventricular fibrillation to a perfusing rhythm. Ranger paramedics Heidi Schlichting and Ben Grodjesk arrived on scene approximately 20 minutes later and began ALS treatment. The man was taken by park ambulance to the nearest helicopter landing zone and then flown by Mercy Air to a hospital in Fresno. He is currently sedated but stable, and is making good progress in his recovery.
Re: Cardiac Victim Revived With AED
August 04, 2012 09:02AM
Ranger Dick, couldn't ask for better help in this situation.
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