A 23-year-old nurse in New Hampshire suffered cardiac arrest while attending a training session to treat someone experiencing the condition.
Andy Hoang started her first nursing job earlier this year and wished to specialize in cardiac care.
While Hoang attended the training session at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, she began to feel dizzy and nauseated.
The young nurse felt she needed to sit down.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Hoang said “that’s the last thing I remember.”
“I woke up to a room full of doctors and nurses,” she told the outlet.
Just after starting her first nursing job, Andy Hoang went into cardiac arrest herself and needed help immediately. Her colleagues sprung into action. https://t.co/e72ByZKt44
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It turned out that she, herself, had gone into cardiac arrest and needed help immediately. Her colleagues sprung into action — instead of practicing chest compressions on a mannequin in a simulated environment, they went to work on her.
“One checked her carotid, one her femoral (arteries), and she did not have a pulse,” instructor Lisa Davenport said.
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