Marina was on her way home from work after working a 12-hour shift in the Emergency Department when she came upon a man lying in the middle of the road. He appeared to have fallen off of his bicycle and he was bleeding from his mouth. Marina immediately noticed that the man was not breathing; she checked for a pulse and noticed that the man did not have a pulse, so she started CPR. Marina provided good quality CPR to the man for about 2 minutes (while a bystander called 911) and then she noticed that he took a breath and his pulse returned! The patient was brought to the Emergency Department by EMS; he was admitted to the ICU after having a pacemaker placed for “Sick Sinus Syndrome”. Tonight I heard that the patient had been transferred to a telemetry unit. He doesn’t remember the event but he has been told that he is a very lucky man and that “some nurse” saved his life. Marina Lorentz is that nurse. Thanks to Marina this man will get to live to tell his story!
Marina Lorentz, RN
Rancho Mirage, California
Eisenhower Medical Center
Marina checked for a pulse and noticed that the man did not have a pulse, so she started CPR. After two minutes she noticed that he took a breath and his pulse returned!