05/20/10 116 W - + 4 - 6 Wake County EMS Doubles Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate

NBC17 posted a story this week, which is National EMS Week, about cardiac arrest survival rate of Wake County EMS, which has doubled in the last five years. Nationally, 6.7 percent of people treated in cardiac arrest are released from the hospital with good neurological function. In Wake County, it's 13.8 percent. The story also profiles a cardiac survivor, himself a veteran Wake County paramedic.

On Monday night, responders as well as survivors were recognized at an annual ceremony at Fletcher Opera Theater downtown. The event recognizes all personnel in the emergency medical system chain: telecommunicators, first responders, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics. Lee Wilson attended, and posted his photos.

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