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Daughter Saves Mothers Life After Being Coached Through CPR by 911 Operator

Back in March of 2017, Mary Smith took an afternoon off work to visit her daughter and 2-week-old baby grandson, Brody, at their Minneapolis suburb home.

Mary brought groceries inside for dinner and carried a mobile crib up the stairs from the car. She suddenly found herself out of breath.

She collapsed, making a thud that her daughter, Lindsey Bomgren, heard from the hallway to the nursery.

Thinking her mom fell, Bomgren called out to her. Smith didn’t respond.

Bomgren put down Brody and raced to the entryway. She grabbed her phone and called 911. She told the dispatcher her mom wasn’t breathing. Smith was in cardiac arrest.

Bomgren then asked the dispatcher a question that would change everything: Can you coach me through CPR?

Although Bomgren had refreshed her training for CPR, a lifesaving technique, nine months earlier as part of her job as a fitness instructor, now that she had to use it – and on her mom – she needed guidance and support.

The dispatcher told her to stack hand-over-hand and place them in the center of her mom’s chest. The dispatcher then repeated the words “pump, pump, pump” to maintain the rhythm needed to keep blood flowing to Smith’s organs.

“It made me feel I was not all alone,” Bomgren said. “It provided a sense of calm.”

She provided Hands-Only CPR for nearly 10 minutes until an ambulance arrived and paramedics took over.

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.

Paramedics administered two shocks from an automated external defibrillator to get Smith’s heart back into rhythm before transporting her to the hospital.

For the full story, visit the source: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-08-12/aha-news-daughter-makes-lifesaving-plea-to-911-coach-me-through-cpr

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13 Year Old Boy Saves Baseball Coach’s Life by Administering CPR

A teenage baseball player from Arizona saved his coaches life by administering CPR and calling paramedics. His coach collapsed on the field, suffering a heart attack during practice drills.

Isaac Wenrich, a minor league baseball player with the Florence Freedom of Kentucky who coaches kids during the off-season, was running drills last month with eighth-grader Nathan Boyer in Chandler, Arizona.

The two were alone on the afternoon of March 28 when Wenrich, 26, collapsed.

“Nate knew to roll me over, he got my phone and called 911, he started CPR,” Wenrich told ABC News today. “I’m beyond thankful. I think the Lord brings people in your life for crazy reasons and he just happened to put Nate in mine.

“There’s not many kids out there like him.” Wenrich, who has been coaching Nathan for two years, said. “He is just such a hard worker with the most amazing personality. He is such a well-rounded 13 year old.

He added: “I wouldn’t be here today if he wasn’t in my life.”

Julie Boyer, Nathan’s mother, said, “Isaac has been a great mentor to Nathan. He moved in the middle of seventh-grade and it was a really hard transition for a kid. Anytime I felt like Nathan was down, Isaac would always give him a pep talk.”

Boyer described her son as determined, humble and hard-working. “He is not your typical 13-year-old. He does everything 110 percent,” she said of Nathan, who who was in school and unavailable to comment today.

Katy Huetter, Wenrich’s girlfriend, said, “Nathan had to do CPR for 4 minutes before the paramedics got there. They said if he didn’t do CPR, Isaac would be dead right now.”

“I never met him but now he’s part of our family.” Huetter said today, adding that Wenrich expects to play again this summer. “We want to honor this kid as much as we can; he is a hero.”

Source with video: https://abcnews.go.com/US/13-year-boy-saves-baseball-coachs-life-administering/story?id=38161374

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21 Year Old Arizona Man Learned CPR by Watching The Office Saves Woman’s Life

A 21-year-old auto shop technician from Tucson, Arizona may have saved a stranger’s life thanks to a skill he learned from The Office.

Cross Scott — who shares a surname with the cult-favorite comedy series’ protagonist, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) — told the Arizona Daily Star that he was test driving a customer’s car when he noticed a white sedan pulled off the road with its hazard lights on.

He pulled over to assist the driver, as the outlet notes he does frequently given his expertise. But when he looked into the car, he saw the woman in the driver’s seat was slumped over the steering wheel, her lips blue.

Scott was not carrying a cell phone, as he told the Star he leaves it in the shop during test drives to avoid distractions. However, two other motorists soon stopped and called 911.

He recalls how he began pounding on the window of the car and yelling to the woman, but she did not respond. He then took a rock, smashed in the window and reached in to unlock the driver’s door.

Scott, who has no medical training, checked for a pulse and could not find one, so he climbed over the woman and began performing CPR to the best of his ability.

His knowledge of the life-saving technique came only from an episode of The Office. 

In the episode, the employees of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company attempt to learn first aid from Carell’s character. While his insights are fraught, the one thing he does get correct is that using the Bee Gees’ hit disco song “Stayin’ Alive” is a good way to measure the tempo of chest compressions.

Scott took the bumbling TV boss’ advice and performed compressions while singing the chorus — “Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive” — aloud.

“I’ve never prepared myself for CPR in my life,” Scott said. “I had no idea what I was doing.”

But a minute later, the woman took a breath, according to his account.

Emergency medical workers arrived less than 10 minutes after that. Scott told the Star that one of the paramedics let him know that if he hadn’t stepped in, the situation could have ended tragically.

Read the full article at the source: https://people.com/health/man-learned-cpr-from-the-office-saves-woman/