Mission Report

Cardiac Arrest

20 July: Near Newmarket


Anglia Two was tasked near to Newmarket to assist EEAST and police with a man in his sixties who suffered a cardiac arrest. Pilots Martin Polding and Paul Smith landed the helicopter on a grassy area close to the scene. 

Doctor Mike Thompson, Critical Care Paramedic Ryan Warrick and Supervisor Critical Care Paramedic Andy Downes provided enhanced critical care to resuscitate the patient, including administering medication, use of the mechanical chest compression device and taking over the patient's breathing. 

The HEMS team then accompanied the patient to Addenbrooke's Hospital, by land ambulance, for further treatment. 

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