Kudos from the Cath Lab: Volume 5

Kudos from the Cath Lab

Kudos from the Cath Lab

Field Care: The story says it all… Sunday 8:00 am. According to Aetna Ambulance Service Supervisor Paramedic Joyce Valentukonis:

  1. Assigned to Aetna 201, Alpha/Monitor 6,
  2. The 12-lead was transmitted with success and then a radio patch notifying of a STEMI alert was given.
  3. Just prior to arriving the patient went into cardiac arrest.
  4. The patient was resuscitated upon arrival of parking lot (eyes open and talking). In the hallway, patient went into cardiac arrest again.
  5. As of today: patient is extubated and talking.

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): EMS-to-balloon time: 61 minutes.

The patient’s spouse returned a Patient Satisfaction Survey with perfect scores and a note that says, “Thank you for saving my husband’s life.”

3 thoughts on “Kudos from the Cath Lab: Volume 5

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  2. Hey! I don’t Get any credit I was in the back of the ambulance that day treating the patient with Joyce. There are more details that even stumped both my father (active in EMS for 26+ years ) and Joyce it was creepy and it was my first cardiac arrest as an EMR and probably won’t be my last( I thought i was going to need the defibrillator next!) to this day is still don’t know how Joyce hasn’t forgot my name since 2001!.
    Ian T. Lombardo
    Emergency Medical Responder #11353
    Wethersfield Volunteer Ambulance

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