A wife in Arkansas is crediting CPR instructions she received over the phone from a 911 dispatcher for saving her husband’s life. And, she was given the chance to meet that dispatcher.
Becky Iverson from Maumelle says her husband had a massive heart attack in mid-July. She never had formal CPR training, but the dispatcher walked her through what to do. Doctors say if she didn’t do what she did, her husband wouldn’t have survived. The director of MEMS says they will be offering a new CPR training course to groups in hopes of saving another life.
“You’ve got to get out and get a CPR class, because it’s essential. It can happen anywhere, whether it’s at home, in your car or at work,” said Iverson. Her husband is doing much better now, and will be coming home from rehab.