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Nurse & Safety Officers Save 18 Year Old Student Chef

Posted by cocreator on December 06, 2008
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We will be reporting on lives saved around the world since our first documented life saved here in Singapore.

Douglas Chrisman SavedAt 7:34 a.m., as students were beginning their first classes after Thanksgiving break, Chrisman, a freshman from Missouri collapsed in a kitchen classroom.

As the chef called the Safety Office to request assistance, a student ran to Health Services to summon a nurse. Within a minute, nurse Kelly O’Connor and safety officer Carl Wilson were on the scene. O’Connor initially found a pulse, but when it was lost, the two began performing CPR.

Moments later, safety supervisor Lyle Burnett arrived with a defibrillator. After Burnett attached the shock pads, the machine advised that the student had a “shockable rhythm.” Shortly after a shock was administered, the patient began breathing on his own, and his color returned. 

This all took place before an advanced life support Alamo Ambulance arrived on the scene with a paramedic. By 8:01, the student was on his way to St. Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie, where he is recovering.

Douglas Chrisman Saved“I don’t remember a lot of what happened, I just remember that I wanted to get back to my group. I just wanted to back to school, to this classroom,” said an emotional Chrisman, “Thank you guys so much for letting me get back here quick.”

This is that call you never want to receive as a parent,” said Dale Chrisman, the student’s father who thanked all of the students and rescuers for pulling together to save his son’s life, “My birthday was yesterday and this was the greatest gift I could’ve asked for.”

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