Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The demonstration comes days before the school's prom.
Narberth Ambulance staged an accident to show the dangers of drinking and driving to students of the Baldwin School on April 23. The ambulance company and local fire companies worked together to extricate the passengers, and the police administered a sobriety test and arrested the driver. Students portrayed the passengers in the cars. "Everything you will see is what would happen in real life," Chris Flanagan, Chief of Narberth Ambulance, told the students before the demonstration. The goal was to illustrate to students, many of whom are going to prom this week, the consequences of driving while drunk or getting into a vehicle with an intoxicated driver. "Every life is fragile to us, which is why we don't want to see one of you" taken …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The hospital will soon have heart attack patients bypass the Emergency Room.
On Thursday morning a man having a heart attack was on his way to Bryn Mawr Hospital in an ambulance. The Narberth Ambulance medics notified the hospital by transmitting his EKG and were working on stabilizing him as they transported him. When he arrived at Bryn Mawr, the man was not breathing. Not because of his heart attack, but because he was never alive to begin with. He was a practice "dummy." The training is part of the hospital's attempt to reduce the "door to device" time in cardiac care. Soon the hospital will stop the practice of admitting heart attack patients in the ER first and then sending them to the "cath lab" for procedures to open arteries, said Kim Mayhew, the chest pain center coordinator at Bryn Mawr. Now all of the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
An infant died Wednesday after authorities say she stopped breathing in the Ludington Library.
A 3-month-old baby girl died on Wednesday after she stopped breathing while at the Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, authorities say. When it was discovered that the infant was not breathing, a number of people in the library worked to try and revive the girl before emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, according to Tom Walsh, Public Information Officer for Lower Merion Township. Lower Merion Township Police and Narberth Ambulance responded to the library and took over the attempt to save her life. She was pronounced dead at Bryn Mawr Hospital. An inquest is being done by the Montgomery County Coroner, which is procedure for this kind of death. The baby was at the library with her mother, a Norristown resident.