Category Archives: EMS

Maryland Officer Saves 9-Month Old with CPR

9-month old saved by CPR

Kenzlee Mae Cushman, the 9-month-old girl you see in the picture, was saved by Officer James Herman of the Montgomery County Police Department recently. When Kenzlee’s grandparents were driving with her down the highway, they noticed their granddaughter having a seizure, which then lead to her not breathing. Kenzlee’s grandparents pulled over on the side of the road where Officer Herman was nearby writing a motorist ticket. Continue reading Maryland Officer Saves 9-Month Old with CPR

Duke Professor Saved by Four Students

(Left) The four Duke EMS students who resuscitated Professor George Grody (Right) from cardiac arrest include, from left to right: Kristen Bailey, Kirsten Bonawitz, Ritika Patil, and Kevin Labagnara.
(Left) The four Duke EMS students who resuscitated Professor George Grody (Right) from cardiac arrest include, from left to right: Kristen Bailey, Kirsten Bonawitz, Ritika Patil, and Kevin Labagnara.

A professor at Duke University was very fortunate to be nearby several Duke EMS Students when he suddenly fell unconscious and went into cardiac arrest during a Marketing Club meeting late one evening last week. Continue reading Duke Professor Saved by Four Students

Courage in the Face of Chaos: EMT Response to the Boston Marathon Bombings


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When faced with a disaster like the one at the Boston Marathon I think it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer horror of it all.  It certainly doesn’t help when we are bombarded with images of people that have died, lost limbs, or suffered burns and it was difficult to not feel incredibly anxious as almost every news channel you flipped to in the last few days was 24 hour coverage of the manhunt.  There is a place for all that, but here I want to focus on the courage that countered an attack meant to implant fear; I want to focus on the people that faced the aftermath of the explosions, risking their own lives to save others; I want to talk about the Boston EMT. Continue reading Courage in the Face of Chaos: EMT Response to the Boston Marathon Bombings