Eddie Maldonado, Paramedic

The longer you work as an EMT, paramedic or nurse the higher the chances you will be asked to respond and care for someone you know; perhaps, a teacher or mentor, maybe a neighbor, a cousin, or maybe even your mother or father. You arrive on scene to find these friends and family in need and in many cases, scared. They are counting on you to make their world better.

At 7:39 p.m. on September 27, 2016, Paramedic Eddie Maldonado and EMT Adam Moreno were dispatched to a residence for chest pain. They arrived at 7:45 p.m. to find Paramedic Supervisor Marlin Coffia complaining of chest pain. Marlin was the textbook chest pain patient with crushing pain rated at 10 over 10 and radiating to his jaw. Eddie initiated a 12 lead EKG that showed an acute MI.

Aspirin was administered and transport started at 7:54 p.m.

The signs and symptoms were significant enough that Eddie placed D-Fib pads on Marlin as a precaution.

Two IVs were started, pain medication and Zofran were given.

A STEMI Alert was initiated.

Eddie and Adam handed Marlin over to Emergency Room staff at 8:20 p.m.

Although a lengthy recovery ensued, Marlin was able to return to work on January 23 on light-duty.

Eddie Maldonado started his career at Hall Ambulance in June 2010; and, Adam Moreno joined the Company in April 2015.

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