Keep it pumping
April 1, 2009
- Army medical Soldiers train in advanced cardiac life support.
- All the medics in this training passed final exams.
- Army medics say training difficult but worthwhile.
Sgt. Carl Verway (left) and Sgt. Bob Davis perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a simulated cardiac arrest patient during an advanced cardiac life support course taught by Col. Jimmie Browning to medics of the 89th Engineering Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq.
The course included reading electrocardiogram reports, operating an automated external defibrillator and administering cardiac medications. All the medics passed the final exam.
"The course was difficult but worthwhile. I plan to use the knowledge to advance in the medical field," said Sgt. Michael Krauss.