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A VA nurse used his CPR skills help save the life of a fellow athlete. “My adrenaline kicked in. My main thought was please don’t die on me.”
When he saw a man laying unconscious, Natchez National Cemetery maintenance worker Rickey Allen took action.
VA patient escort Ryan Davis performed emergency CPR on an unresponsive resident. Davis lost his wife earlier to COVID and felt her looking down.
For a few teenagers across South Carolina, the summer of 2021 provided an opportunity to learn more about Veterans and health care.
Knowing life-saving techniques is an important skill. VA provides South Carolina teenagers hands-on CPR and AED training.
Veterans have the right to plan for their VA health care. Having discussions with your care team about your care preferences is important in case you lose the ability to communicate your preferences during a future care event.
VA nurse Elizabeth Priestley, Tennessee Valley VA, often wondered if all those hours of CPR training was worth her time. Today, she will tell you yes! It helped her save a neighbor’s life.
Central Virginia Health Care System has implemented the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) Program training with stations where clinicians can train without having to leave their clinical areas.
VA Nurse Karen Brodlo was dining in a favorite restaurant when an elderly woman stopped breathing. She performed CPR until the rescue team arrived. “I just did what was right. No accolades, please.”
If you are a Veteran in crisis
or concerned about one, connect with our caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of
them are Veterans themselves.
Get more resources at VeteransCrisisLine.net.
Last updated November 26, 2022
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