I would like to share with you the case that happened this week at Meir Hospital.
A young man of about 20 turns down from the Intensive Care Unit in the direction of the mall on the ground floor of Meir Hospital. Suddenly the guy hears shouting, "Someone fainted." The guy runs toward the patient who fainted and sees a 60 year old man lying on the floor, showing an apparent seizure, the patient's face purple red. A quick pulse test reveals that the man's heart is not beating. The young man asks a person to announce that CPR was needed, and to bring a defibrillator and a bed.
When two doctors join the case, the young man gives them instructions to perform massages and when a defibrillator arrives, the young man identifies VF and immediately releases a shock. The resuscitation takes a few more minutes when the doctors who have joined follow the young man's orders, and after the second shock a spontaneous pulse returns and the patient is transported on a bed to the ER.
Upon arrival at the ER, the guy asks the anesthesiologists to perform an intubation. The anesthesiologist tells him: I know you. You are in a Paramedic Course and you earned the intubation honestly, please.
The intubation was successful, and the ECG performed at the site identified an infart. The patient is transferred to the catheterization unit and significant stenosis is detected following a triple disease. The man is
then transferred to Beilinson Hospital and is now recovering from bypass surgery.
The young man I am talking about is a volunteer from MDA, the son of a volunteer and a trainee in a Yeshiva Paramedic Course - Daniel Gofri.
The day after, the team gathered around and noted Daniel's actions.
Beyond that I would like to mention Daniel's tremendous motivation, his modesty and his enthusiasm for the paramedic's profession, and how he learns and implements what is being learned in the course.
I think we should commend Daniel Gofri as part of the Paramedics' Courses and in the Yarkon area as an example and model for all first-aid providers at all levels.
Shabbat Shalom, Boaz Malka