Archive - Jul 6, 2012 - SCA Article

Archive - Jul 6, 2012 - SCA Article

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It Takes a Team to Save a Life

Ronald P. Danner, PhD, University Park, PA – 72 at time of event (2012)

Daria Oller, Alison Krajewski, Ron DannerIt was right after noon on Good Friday, April 13, 2012, in University Park, PA. Daria Oller, DPT, ATC, PT, CSCS, a PhD Candidate in Kinesiology - Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Penn State, and Alison Krajewski, MS, ATC, Athletic Training Instructor, were in their academic offices when a squash instructor came running, asking for help. Someone had collapsed on the nearby squash courts. The instructor had already called 9-1-1, but he knew the athletic trainers could help.

Oller rushed to the victim’s side and Krajewski followed with a breathing mask. The 72-year-old man had been down for about five minutes. There was no normal breathing, no pulse, and his skin was “a deep shade of purple.”

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