Hospital Workers Revive Passenger Mid-Flight

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Hospital Workers Revive Passenger Mid-FlightAn air traveler, a 53-year-old man, suffered a heart attack while en route from Sacramento to Burbank on Tuesday. He was flying with Southwest Air.

The amazing thing is that there were no less than thirty-five hospital workers onboard. They were on their way to a union bargaining session.

From the back, they heard someone shouting “code blue” which, in hospitals, indicates that someone’s heart has stopped.

39-year-old Erin O’Neil, a Registered Nurse (RN) at Mercy San Juan Hospital, along with RN David Lei, 40, used a device to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to revive the man. The device was provided by a flight attendant.

The man was able to walk off of the plane to meet paramedics that were waiting when the plane landed.

Source: LA Times

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