Cardiac patients who flatline will not be taken to area hospitals for further care, according to a new directive handed down as the city battles the rise in coronavirus cases.

The new orders from the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York City say that “no adult non-traumatic or blunt traumatic cardiac arrest is to be transported to a hospital with manual or mechanical compressions in progress” unless the person’s heart restarts at the scene.
– PUB DATE: 4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM – SOURCE: New York Daily News
Source: SEAFC National Fire News

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