Portland Cardiac Arrest Save Video

Portland Cardiac Arrest Save Video

Video Aug 16, 2012

In June 2009, Wes Rogers, a 53-year-old business owner, collapsed in his Portland, Oregon, office. His coworkers recognized what was going on, called 9-1-1 and began dispatcher-assisted CPR. First responders quickly arrived and took over the resuscitation, and 23 minutes after Wes lost consciousness, he regained a pulse in the field.

Many oppose officials nationwide who propose limiting Narcan treatment on patients who overdose multiple times to save city dollars, saying it's their job to save lives, not to play God.
After a forest fire broke out, students, residents and nursing home residents were evacuated and treated for light smoke inhalation before police started allowing people to return to their buildings.
Tony Spadaro immediately started performing CPR on his wife, Donna, when she went into cardiac arrest, contributing to her survival coupled with the quick response of the local EMS team, who administered an AED shock to restore her heartbeat.
A Good Samaritan, Jeremy English, flagged down a passing police officer asking him for Narcan after realizing the passengers in the parked car he stopped to help were overdosing on synthetic cannabinoids.

A family of four adults and five children died when a flash flood swept them away from the riverbank where they were relaxing.

A woman addicted to painkillers attempted to acquire a prescription for opioids but was arrested at the pharmacy when the pharmacist couldn't verify her prescription.

July 17—The early morning fire Monday that left 130 Charlotteans without a home—and seven people hospitalized—was intentionally set, the Charlotte Fire Department said.

Three of the people had serious injuries, according to Observer news partner WBTV.

Fire officials said 40 apartment units were affected by the fire at the Woodscape apartments on Farm Pond Lane. It took more than 50 firefighters an hour to put out the heavy flames, the department said.

The blaze caused more than $300,000 in damage, fire officials said.

Since there are inconsistencies in what details to report in drowning incidents, the AHA recommends medical professionals report when CPR was started, when it stopped and why, and ensuring quality resuscitation.
The sheriff believes officer safety is at risk and EMS response times are quick enough to treat overdose victims before police can.
To curb the increasing frequency of opioid overdoses, the State Department of Health calls for naloxone to be available both to first responders and the public.

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S. but gets just a fraction of the government’s funding for medical research, according to a new study.

Researchers aren’t sure exactly why there’s such a disparity in funding from the National Institutes of Health, but say more is definitely needed considering about 450,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest. Most cardiac arrest victims don’t survive.

After CPR and multiple AED shocks failed to resuscitate a man who went into cardiac arrest, paramedics utilized the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression System, which delivers a rate of 102 compression per minute at a depth of 2.1 inches.

An electronic data-sharing system would flag patients who have requested opiate prescription refills three times or more in three months, a trend common among addicts called "doctor shopping."
Most of the overdoses are due to accidental exposure to substances belonging to their parents.
Roughly three out of four Americans believe that emergency care should be prioritized in having coverage in the new health care legislation that is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Senate.