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.

    Full Story:
    http://www.healthzone.ca/health/news...on-cpr-session
    Last edit by brian on Mar 11, '11 : Reason: added article snippet
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  3. Visit  merlee profile page
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    Small town love made visible. Wonderful!
    Otessa and netglow like this.
  4. Visit  Schmoo1022 profile page
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    Wow! Wonderful story~
  5. Visit  rn/writer profile page
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    Fantastic! What an amazing story. That town has a lot to celebrate.
    cherryames1949, Otessa, and RetRN77 like this.
  6. Visit  RN1980 profile page
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    score one for the good guys..
    Otessa likes this.
  7. Visit  Bumashes profile page
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    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
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    Just, wow. amazing story.
  9. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    wow!!
  10. Visit  misspriss1214 profile page
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    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
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    I hope he quits smoking!
  12. Visit  casi profile page
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    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
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    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
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    Surprised he doesn't have an anoxic brain injury now...


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