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Remote Nurse Treats his Myocardial Infarction...

Post by Stercutus » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:09 pm

....via Teleconference

Gotta say I am impressed.

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/News/Remot ... th-Service
Coral Bay nurse Ryan Franks treated his own heart attack last week – and survived.


About 30 minutes after finishing his shift at the Coral Bay nursing post, the 44 year-old realised he was having a heart attack.

In terrible pain and knowing he could die, Ryan went back to work, hooked himself up to the ECG machine, dialled in to the Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) based in Perth and called local St John Ambulance volunteers to support him.

Ryan said his years of experience in emergency and remote nursing helped him stay calm and focused as he performed his own ECG, cannulated himself, directed the St John ambulance volunteers on where to find drugs, and then administered the drugs to himself.
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Re: Remote Nurse Treats his Myocardial Infarction...

Post by SteelWolf » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 pm

"I thrombolysed myself"

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Re: Remote Nurse Treats his Myocardial Infarction...

Post by Halfapint » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 pm

Pretty incredible, guess there's that whole will to live things. Either way pretty crazy what he did.

Reminds me of the Russian Doc in the Antarctic that did an appendectomy on himself

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