Deputy Uses Heart Defibrillator; WOMAN REVIVED!
Deputy Uses Heart Defibrillator: Woman
On February 9, 2005 at about
8:43P.M., Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy Andy Fisher and Bargersville Police
Officer James Inabnitt responded to an Incomplete 9-1-1 call at the Bargersville
Marathon Gas Station at State Roads 135 and 144 in Bargersville. Both
officers arrived within two minutes of the call. Upon their arrival, they
were advised by bystanders that there was a "medical emergency" inside a parked
vehicle in the parking lot. Deputy Fisher and Officer Inabnitt
investigated and found a female who was unconscious, not breathing, and no
pulse. With the assistance of a good samaritan, the officer's pulled the
woman out of the vehicle and began CPR. Deputy Fisher used a Johnson
County Sheriff's Lifepak Defibrillator to deliver a shock to the woman's heart.
Soon afterward, Bargersville Fire Department Paramedics arrived. The
woman's heartbeat was restored and her blood pressure re-arose. She was
transported by Rural Metro Ambulance to the Johnson Memorial Hospital Emergency
Department Trauma room. As of 5:00A.M, the woman was "critical but stable"
in the Critical Care Unit of Johnson Memorial Hospital. Sheriff's Colonel
Doug Cox obtained the Automatic External Defibrillator and assigned it to
Fisher; That is only one of two A.E.D. units assigned to the Road Division at
this time. Thanks to a quick and proper response by Deputy Andy Fisher and
Bargersville Police Officer James Inabnitt, the woman's life has been sustained.
A job well done also goes to members of the Bargersville Fire Department, Rural
Metro Ambulance Medic 3 Staff, Johnson Memorial Hospital E.R. and C.C.U. staff,
and Colonel Cox for taking the initiative to secure financing to purchase the
lifesaving devices for the agency.
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