Marathon CPR session saves a life | allnurses

Marathon CPR session saves a life

  1. 7 What an incredible story!!

    More than 20 people performed CPR on a dying Minnesota man for more than an hour and a half in what is believed to be the longest successful resuscitation ever performed outside a hospital.

    Howard Snitzer, 54, had just finished a workout one January evening and stopped to buy some groceries on his way home in the little town of Goodhue, Minn., where he lives. Before he could reach the store, however, he suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed on the sidewalk.

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    Last edit by brian on Mar 11, '11 : Reason: added article snippet
  2. 18 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  merlee profile page
    Small town love made visible. Wonderful!
    Otessa and netglow like this.
  4. Visit  Schmoo1022 profile page
    Wow! Wonderful story~
  5. Visit  rn/writer profile page
    Fantastic! What an amazing story. That town has a lot to celebrate.
    cherryames1949, Otessa, and RetRN77 like this.
  6. Visit  RN1980 profile page
    score one for the good guys..
    Otessa likes this.
  7. Visit  Bumashes profile page
    I am a firm believer that the last 4 years in high school should include CPR certification/learning every year. I think if we did that, then there would always be someone around who at least remembered enough to save a life.
  8. Visit  CiaMia profile page
    Just, wow. amazing story.
  9. Visit  tewdles profile page
  10. Visit  misspriss1214 profile page
    Awesome story and pretty amazing that in a small town 20 people knew how to do CPR! I highly doubt that would happen my large Chicago suburan area...
    cherryames1949 likes this.
  11. Visit  CCL RN profile page
    I hope he quits smoking!
  12. Visit  casi profile page
    That is absolutely amazing. I can totally see it happening in small town Minnesota. Shame that the fire department hasn't invested in a defibullator.
  13. Visit  readynow profile page
    WOW! your story gives a whole new meaning to the famous quote by Winston Churchill, "Never, never, never, never give up!!"
    Thank you for sharing this inspiration, houlihan75!!
    cherryames1949 likes this.
  14. Visit  silentRN profile page
    Surprised he doesn't have an anoxic brain injury now...