Queens math teacher counts on her instincts to save student who went into cardiac arrest by performing CPRDaily News June 2017A Queens teacher went beyond her math lessons to perform CPR on an unconscious student in a heroic on-campus act, earning the adoration of a grateful school community.
Amy Spears, 45, a seventh- and eighth-grade math teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School in East Elmhurst, displayed quick thinking and bravery in her Oct. 20 actions that saved the life of a sixth-grader who had stopped breathing and was suffering cardiac arrest.
Spears began performing CPR and used a defibrillator on Melanie with the help of teacher’s aide Michael Lopez.
“After I took the CPR training, I was a little nervous about whether I would be able to do it, in a crisis. ... I’m glad I could,” she said.
In Ashford, CT in 2014, Steve Quinto assisted two family members with his emergency care training. 1) Steve’s sister was choking on some food and had started to turn blue. The quick-thinking brother knew exactly what to do and after an abdominal thrust was able to clear the obstruction. 2) A few months later, Steve’s mother suffered a cardiac arrest while he was visiting with her. He performed compression-only CPR on her for 15 minutes without stopping until EMS arrived and they were able to use a defibrillator to bring her back. “They said if he had not done compressions for that long, she would not have made it!
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New Jersey where the husband of Lori Woods went suddenly and unexpectedly into cardiac arrest. Even in this unimaginably stressful situation, Lori kept her wits about her, remembered her training, provided life-sustaining CPR, and called 911. Two police officers rapidly responded and successfully defibrillated her husband.
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Off-duty EMS supervisor saves driver by performing CPRThe supervisor was driving home when he noticed a vehicle leave the road near an intersectionToday at 9:42 AM
Bethesda Magazine reported that the Montgomery County EMS supervisor was driving home when he saw another driver leave the road near an intersection. The supervisor stopped his car, got out and called for help. When he saw the driver was in cardiac arrest, he started CPR. When responders got to the scene, they defibrillated the driver, who survived and was transported to a hospital.
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Pete Piringer said it was "very fortunate" that the supervisor was on scene.
"It's our responsibility. We're public servants. If we can help and we can do it safely, then we will," Piringer said.