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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survivor and Responders Recognized

Shaler Hampton EMS partners with UPMC St. Margaret and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association to recognize survivors of out of hospital cardiac arrests that Shaler Hampton EMS treats.

At the September 26th Hampton Township Council meeting, Mr. Leo Butcher was recognized who had suffered an out of hospital cardiac arrest on June 6, 2018. Mr. Robert Henrich was working with Mr. Butcher and recognized the out of hospital cardiac arrest, immediately called 9-1-1 and began performing CPR. Hampton Township Police Patrolmen Austin Campanella and Jacob Mitchell arrived and continued CPR. Shaler Hampton EMS Medic 174 with Paramedic Dirk Baker and EMT Jonathan Swinney arrived on scene and continued the resuscitation. Supervisor David Gallagher also arrived on scene and assisted in the resuscitation efforts.

Mr. Butcher was successfully resuscitated and regained pulses while being transported to UPMC for further treatment.

This is a classic example to the chain of survival working; early recognition, early CPR, early defibrillation, and quality ACLS.

Shaler Hampton EMS, UPMC St. Margaret, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, and the Township of Hampton recognize the performance of those individuals whose teamwork led to Mr. Butcher’s survival, and to Mr. Butcher for surviving his out of hospital cardiac arrest.

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