A Heart Attack, a Crash and Presto, Two Nurses Arrive

Ryan Sportel, a nurse, talked about how he had to hand off 10-day-old Sullivan to a bystander so that he and his wife Amy, who is also a nurse, could administer CPR.
Ryan Sportel, a nurse, talked about how he had to hand off 10-day-old Sullivan to a bystander so that he and his wife Amy, who is also a nurse, could administer CPR.

[Star Tribune, August 29, 2009] A 60-year-old man, driving east on the 1600 block of Hague Avenue had crashed a Ford Explorer into a parked car in St. Paul's Mac-Groveland area. He was buckled in. No pulse. Not breathing. A crowd gathered, but nobody was quite sure what to do, the couple said. Amy Sportel, a nurse in the intensive care unit at United Hospital in St. Paul, immediately recognized that the man had had a heart attack. Read the whole story at the Star Tribune.

Posted on August 31, 2009 in newspapersStar TribuneUnited Hospital

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