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Wayland paramedic, nurse sister assist girl throughout medical emergency on a airplane

WAYLAND — A Wayland firefighter paramedic and her sister, a nurse at Lahey Hospital & Medical Heart in Burlington, are being credited for serving to to avoid wasting a lady’s life final week. The sisters had been on a flight from Boston to Fort Meyers when the girl grew to become unresponsive. 

When flight attendants requested anybody with a medical background to come back ahead, paramedic Lindsay Byrne and nurse Nichole Kelly stepped up together with a firefighter from Florida. 

“The three assessed the girl and located that she was unconscious, had grayish-blue pores and skin, a faint pulse and was having issue respiration,” the Wayland Fireplace Division described in a Fb publish

They decided she was having a diabetic emergency. They sat her as much as clear her airway and gave her sugar packets orally to assist her regain consciousness. 

The trio stayed with the girl till the airplane landed, the place an ambulance was ready to take her to a close-by hospital. 

“Incidents like these are what first responders and medical professionals practice for. Seeing this coaching and professionalism kick into motion past our small neighborhood and in an setting with restricted sources is a proud second for the division that made a distinction in somebody’s life,” Wayland Fireplace Chief Neil McPherson mentioned. “I commend Lindsay and Nicole for working collectively and using each of their distinctive talent units to take this swift, lifesaving motion whereas flying aboard an plane.”

Byrne has been with the Wayland Fireplace Division since 2018. 



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