Tags: CPR

Machines Saving Lives: Taking Cardiac Emergency Aid to the Next Level

Barrow, Ga.- Barrow County Emergency Service’s (EMS) new team member isn’t human – it’s a machine. The department has purchased seven LUCASä2 automatic chest compression devices to give patients improved odds of survival in a cardiac emergency. The machines provide automatic continuous CPR for patients in cardiac arrest. EMS Capt. Heath Williams says that paramedics…

Update: Witness Who Tried to Save Cyclist Speaks

Athens, GA–Two cyclists were injured and one left dead on Athena Drive September 12, while a motorist faces charges for homicide by vehicle first degree. According to the police report, Whitney Baker Howard was driving west on Athena Drive when her car crossed the center line and struck three cyclists. The two surviving cyclists were…