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Posted on: July 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Cardiac Arrest Rescue

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On April 10, 2017 at 1:16 AM, Sergeant Tobin, Corporal Oliveri, Officer Enright and Officer Minnick all responded to a residence on South Collegeville Road for a reported cardiac arrest. The four officers entered an apartment and found a male individual lying supine on the floor. The subject had agonal breathing and blue skin color. It was determined the male was suffering from an opioid overdose and required a dose of Narcan to reverse the opioid induced condition. Rescue breathing was administered and the officers successfully produced a pulse in the subject, who continued to display agonal breathing. A second dose of Narcan was administered, and the individual began breathing on his own. Trappe Ambulance personnel transported the man to Phoenixville Hospital for follow-up treatment. These officers were acknowledged by Chief Toomey with letters of commendation for their prompt response to this medical emergency and skilled application of life saving procedures. Working in proper coordination as a unit, these officers saved a life and brought credit upon the police department due to their professional actions.

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