A 14-year-old boy in cardiac arrest was saved by Huntington Community First Aid Squad crew members on Monday, officials said.
The squad received a call of a child in seizures at around 9:35 a.m. A crew was dispatched to the East 3rd Street home in Huntington Station and found the boy in “full cardiac arrest.”
Manual CPR was started and the compression system LUCAS, which provides standardized chest compressions, was applied. An IV was established, the boy was given three shocks and meds ordered by Suffolk Medical Control were administered by the advanced life support provider on scene.
The boy was then brought to Huntington Hospital. By the time the boy got to the emergency room, he had a normal blood pressure, normal heart rhythm and a normal oxygen level. He was later brought by medevac to Cohen’s Children Hospital in New Hyde Park.