New CPR policy in place for Kanawha medics

From: The Charleston Gazette

Kanawha County emergency officials hope a new way of treating heart attacks will save lives.

From now on, medics in Kanawha County who respond to patients in cardiac arrest will perform CPR for at least 20 minutes before transporting the patient to a hospital, said Dr. John Turley, medical director for the Kanawha County Ambulance Authority.

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