We will be reporting on lives saved around the world since our first documented life saved here in Singapore.
“I was sitting behind Patty, and when I saw her jump up, I just automatically jumped up,” said Broadbent.
Seconds later, she found herself with Sheehan and LIJMC’s Maria Giraldo, RN, BSN, kneeling over a man who wasn’t breathing and had no pulse.
As Broadbent yelled for an AED (automatic external defibrillator) and emergency kit, Giraldo gave the man mouth to mouth and about 15 compressions.
Seconds later, Sheehan, a staff nurse who also works in nursing informatics, found a pulse.
“We probably had him back within 60 seconds — before the defibrillator arrived from the far end of the plane,” said Broadbent.
“We’re not used to all the accolades we’ve been getting for doing what we were trained to do,” said Giraldo. “Nurses save lives all the time, that’s what we do, and no one usually says, hey, good job saving a life. This time they are — and it’s nice.”