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Quick CPR saves county four-year old

September 16, 2023

At approximately 8:42 a.m. today, Boundary Ambulance was dispatched for an unresponsive child a distance away from their nearest station. While en route, a dispatcher updated EMS that the child was no longer breathing. South Boundary Fire and Boundary County Sheriff’s deputies were closer and on scene before EMS arrived, and able, with their training and assistance from medics via radio, to initiate high-quality CPR within minutes of the child’s reported arrest.

EMS arrived on scene shortly after, established an airway, and the child had a "return of spontaneous circulation" ... a heartbeat, and lived.

CPR that is started fast and done well is quite literally the only chance these patients have at survival. Thanks to the quick response, fast action and extremely high quality CPR provided by initial responders, this child was stabilized and able to be flown to specialized care.

Those interested in learning CPR are encouraged to visit the Boundary Ambulance website for more information.

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Mike Weland, Publisher

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P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
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