Nurses help heart attack victim at Run for a Reason

JHC nurses Andrea Flannery and Martina Montgomery helped save a woman’s life during Run for a Reason.
JHC nurses Andrea Flannery and Martina Montgomery helped save a woman’s life during Run for a Reason.

THE annual Run for a Reason unexpectedly became an emergency situation for two Joondalup Health Campus entrants when they helped save the life of a heart attack victim.

Registered nurses Martina Montgomery, of Joondalup, and Andrea Flannery, of Duncraig, had completed 4km of the 12km charity event before noticing a woman in her late 50s receiving urgent treatment from a volunteer paramedic.

The stricken participant had suffered a cardiac arrest and stopped breathing.

The nurses used a defibrillator on the woman and performed CPR until she regained consciousness.

An ambulance crew rushed her to Royal Perth Hospital where she recovered.

More than 200 hospital staff members took part in the May 24 run.