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By Kate Radford

Lincoln EMS above average for CPR saves


Last updated 3/25/2020 at 11:02am

The Lincoln Volunteer Ambulance performs well above the national average when giving life-saving CPR.

This year alone, the LVA team has made two CPR saves, meaning patients made it to the hospital with a pulse. Over the past five years, they've had at least nine saves.

The national average cardiac arrest survival rate, also called the Utstein rate, is just 33 percent. LVA President Aaron Birkh...

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