September 18, 2012
Suffolk Health Commissioner Thanks EMS Crew
Great River, NY—Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken extends his gratitude to the Community Ambulance Company of Sayville for saving the life of a local resident. On Monday, September 17, 2012, at 10:30 p.m., several members from the Community Ambulance Company received a call that a woman at a residence in Sayville was having chest pains.
Responding immediately, the ambulance crew arrived at the residence to find an 89- year- old woman who had no pulse and was not breathing. Community Ambulance Company personnel initiated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and applied an automatic external defibrillator (AED) device. The AED immediately analyzed the heart rhythm and the ambulance crew initiated a shock. The patient’s heart quickly converted to a cardiac rhythm that was able to produce a pulse and blood pressure. The crew continued to ventilate the patient while en-route to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.
The patient’s condition has improved and she is expected to make a full recovery.