Miracle Man Survives SCA after 42 minutes of CPR and 11 Shocks

Ron and Rescuers  

October 9, 2013 - Ron Porter, 70, of Mesa, Arizona and Mission, Kansas, endured 42 minutes of good-quality CPR and 11 shocks from a ZOLL E Series® Monitor/Defibrillator and survived sudden cardiac arrest neurologically intact. The Mesa, Ariz., Fire/Medical Department and Southwest Ambulance employed scenario-based resuscitation training, developed by Ben Bobrow, MD, Medical Director for the Bureau of EMS & Trauma, Arizona Department of Health Services, to save Porter’s life. Here, Porter (second from left) is flanked by his rescuers (l-r), Rich Griner, Mesa Fire; his wife, Enola, who administered manual CPR until paramedics arrived, and Todd Wais, paramedic, Southwest Ambulance.

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