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Park City 911 Emergency…handled the right way today… March 10, 2014

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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BasinRecThose who follow my blog know the story of my 4 year old son, Tyler, who was badly injured in an indoor playground facility. Listening to the 911 calls of his incident is infuriating and brings tears to my eyes. Today, is another story of a situation handled well by complete 3 strangers.  I was driving with my 15 year old nephew Christopher down Highland drive past the local recreation center.  My nephew looks out his window and yells “STOP! there is someone hurt in the parking lot!”  I stop the car and look to see a man on the ground in obvious distress and another kneeling above him.  My nephew jumps out of the stopped vehicle and sprints to the parking lot while I turn the car around. As I pull into the parking lot, Chris already has 911 called from his iPhone and is trying to give directions and a description of the incident.  He is from Texas and had the presence of mind to get local 911 and call.  The man rendering aid is very shaken up (his hands are literally shaking) and says “It looks like a seizure but I have never seen one like this”.  He instinctively knew enough to try to keep the patient calm, while covering him and trying to treat him for shock.  I took the phone from my nephew to give 911 directions to the incident. An ER doctor then showed up at the rec center and started rendering aid.  I then handed the phone to the friend of the person in distress and the emergency services showed up shortly thereafter.    The point here?  If you have never taken a First Aid class, please do.  Stay calm and always call 911 FIRST.  In this situation, the ER doc was overheard telling the patient that if he had a history of seizures he would not need to go to the ER.  At least a 15 year old had the presence of mind to call. I could not be more proud of my  nephew jumping into action and handling a stressful situation like a professional.  When we left it looked like the patient was doing much better.

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