Mayor of Lucedale grateful for people...

Mayor of Lucedale grateful for people who saved his life

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#1 Nov 26, 2013
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 1:44 PM CST <em class="wnDate">Mo nday, November 25, 2013 2:44 PM EST</em>Updated: Nov 26, 2013 5:53 AM CST <em class="wnDate">Tu esday, November 26, 2013 6:53 AM EST</em>

By Steve Phillips - bio | email

http://www.wlox.com/story/24064607/mayor-of-l...

http://www.wlox.com/story/24027637/two-first-...

This will be a special Thanksgiving for the family of Lucedale Mayor Doug Lee. Just one week ago, the mayor suffered a heart attack and collapsed in a store parking lot.
Lucedale mayor Doug Lee could go home from the hospital as soon as Friday. Lee suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon and is recovering at Singing River Hospital. A statement from the mayor's wife said surgery to implant a defibrillator went very well Wednesday morning.
Pat Lee also said the community support and love shown her husband has been a blessing.
The mayor says he is forever grateful to the people who responded so quickly and saved his life. He actually remembers very little of what happened.
"Nothing really. I remember walking out in the parking lot, reaching for a pole 'cause I might have got dizzy. And that was it, until I woke up down here in the hospital," he recalled.
Patrice Clark shared the story of first responders Joe Apker and David Smith coming to the mayor's aid; giving his heart a jolt with a portable defibrillator.
The mayor also credits a good Samaritan named Derrick Musgrove.
"To my understanding, he was going to do some shopping himself there at the Dollar General and seen me laying on the ground and come over. And he worked on me until one of the first responders got there. Just fortunate that everybody was in the right place at the right time. When it needed to click, it did. And I'm very grateful. And I'm here by the grace of God," said Mayor Lee.
Doug Lee is much loved throughout George County and Lucedale. Back in June, the 66-year-old was elected to his fifth term as mayor of Lucedale and received nearly 63 percent of the vote.
As you might imagine, the mayor's family was at first frightened, then grateful.
"Very terrifying. Very eye opening experience. But we're just so grateful for all the people who just helped save my dad's life. And that's what they did. He would not be there without those people. So, we are truly grateful," said his youngest daughter, Tanya Hendrix.
"I just want to thank everybody that was involved with this. Because many times we just, we take everything for granted," said Mayor Lee.
He is recovering nicely, and needed two stents, along with a small defibrillator which was implanted.
The mayor says he'll do everything in his power to promote the importance of learning CPR.
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EMS_Firefighter Dude

Hattiesburg, MS

#2 Nov 26, 2013
Glad that I finally have a name to who originally performed CPR until Joe and David got there.

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#3 Nov 26, 2013
Derrick Musgrove is the one who told me his version earlier but he didn't mention either of them, both of whom I know.

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#4 Nov 26, 2013
The fact is, is that CPR does save lives. Many people believe they can't perform it or are too old but according to the AMA, this is not true.

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#5 Nov 26, 2013
EMS_Firefighter Dude wrote:
Glad that I finally have a name to who originally performed CPR until Joe and David got there.
While we are on the subject, may I ask your professional opinion or knowledge about AEDs? Many may decide to purchase one of these after this but is there a risk and what are the main concerns using one?
Karl

Moselle, MS

#6 Nov 26, 2013
Glad he is a live. I hope he puts that there potted meat on sale mmhh

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#7 Nov 27, 2013
Courtesy Towana Lee. Facebook
For those who didn't see Steve Phillips' report:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...

He looks good
but not all directly involved are pictured.
EMS_Firefighter Dude

Petal, MS

#8 Nov 28, 2013
Scoop- AED's are great for shockable rhythms. As, I believe in Doug's case, the use of an AED early can reset the AFib rhythm and greatly improve the possibility of getting someone back. The big issues with AED's are the price (they are not cheap)and most company's wont sell one without a physician medical control statement. In some cases AED's are considered a controlled medical device.

Risks-Not many. If used by someone CPR/AED certified and their cert is current, they are golden. The AED will not shock the wrong rhythm. It's programming is fool-proof. The AED tells you what to do (check for pulse, apply pads, stand back, analyzing, push button, continue CPR, etc...).

Concerns-Buy an AED that you can either buy batteries or recharge, where and cost of replacing pads, cost of unit, etc... The AED I have I can replace the batteries. But, the pads for mine are $135. They tell me if compressions are not deep enough, not fast enough, or if pads are not positioned correctly. I have no local outlet for these exact pads, but I can also used the same pads that ASAP use, I just won't have the extras.

AED's are great. They have helped save many people. Proper CPR early is also a key to the same result. The first guy to do CPR on Doug played a key role in keeping blood circulating to keep tissues oxygenated. AED's cannot replace CPR. More AED's are needed in businesses, more for first responders, and more folks trained in both CPR and the use of AED's.

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#9 Nov 29, 2013
Thank you, this is much needed info as I have heard of some churches getting them.

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#10 Nov 29, 2013
EMS_Firefighter Dude wrote:
Scoop- AED's are great for shockable rhythms. As, I believe in Doug's case, the use of an AED early can reset the AFib rhythm and greatly improve the possibility of getting someone back. The big issues with AED's are the price (they are not cheap)and most company's wont sell one without a physician medical control statement. In some cases AED's are considered a controlled medical device.
Risks-Not many. If used by someone CPR/AED certified and their cert is current, they are golden. The AED will not shock the wrong rhythm. It's programming is fool-proof. The AED tells you what to do (check for pulse, apply pads, stand back, analyzing, push button, continue CPR, etc...).
Concerns-Buy an AED that you can either buy batteries or recharge, where and cost of replacing pads, cost of unit, etc... The AED I have I can replace the batteries. But, the pads for mine are $135. They tell me if compressions are not deep enough, not fast enough, or if pads are not positioned correctly. I have no local outlet for these exact pads, but I can also used the same pads that ASAP use, I just won't have the extras.
AED's are great. They have helped save many people. Proper CPR early is also a key to the same result. The first guy to do CPR on Doug played a key role in keeping blood circulating to keep tissues oxygenated. AED's cannot replace CPR. More AED's are needed in businesses, more for first responders, and more folks trained in both CPR and the use of AED's.
Can you share the info on where to get C.P.R. cerified and the cost? My card is way outdated and I thinki it a good idea for people to learn C.P.R., I have heard stories of people performing C.P.R. and not being certified then being sued when the patient doesn't make it.

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#12 Nov 29, 2013
I'm not endorsing the use of any of these, just showing how easy it is to get one, however ill advised it may be.

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#13 Nov 29, 2013
Miss. Code Ann.§ 73-57-35

MISSISSIPPI CODE of 1972

*** Current through the 2013 Regular Session and 1st and 2nd Extraordinary Sessions ***

TITLE 73. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS
CHAPTER 57. MISSISSIPPI RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT

Miss. Code Ann.§ 73-57-35 (2013)

§ 73-57-35. Unlicensed practice; application of Good Samaritan Act

(1) From and after July 1, 1992, no person shall practice respiratory care or represent himself to be a respiratory care practitioner unless he is licensed under this chapter, except as otherwise provided by this chapter.

(2) This chapter does not prohibit:

(a) The practice of respiratory care which is an integral part of the program of study by students enrolled in a respiratory care education program recognized by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education and the American Medical Association Council on Allied Health Education or their successors. Students enrolled in respiratory therapy education programs shall be identified as "student-RCP" and shall only provide respiratory care under direct clinical supervision.

(b) Self-care by a patient, or gratuitous care by a friend or family member who does not represent or hold himself out to be a respiratory care practitioner.

(c) Respiratory care services rendered in the course of an emergency.

(d) Persons in the military services or working in federal facilities shall be exempted from the provisions of this chapter when functioning in the course of their assigned duties.

(e) The respiratory care practitioner from performing advances in the art and techniques of respiratory care learned through formalized or specialized training.

(3) Nothing in this chapter is intended to limit, preclude or otherwise interfere with the practices of other persons and health providers licensed by appropriate agencies of the State of Mississippi.

(4) An individual who, by passing an examination which includes content in one or more of the functions included in this chapter, shall not be prohibited from performing such procedures for which he was tested, so long as the testing body offering the examination is certified by the National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies or its equivalent, and so long as the individual is a licensed health care provider in the State of Mississippi.

(5) Practitioners regulated under this chapter shall be covered under the state's "Good Samaritan Act."

HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 500,§ 18; Laws, 2012, ch. 386,§ 16, eff from and after July 1, 2012.

Miss. Code Ann.§ 73-57-39

MISSISSIPPI CODE of 1972

*** Current through the 2013 Regular Session and 1st and 2nd Extraordinary Sessions ***

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#14 Nov 29, 2013
TITLE 73. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS
CHAPTER 57. MISSISSIPPI RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT

Miss. Code Ann.§ 73-57-39 (2013)

§ 73-57-39. Offenses; penalties

(1) It is a misdemeanor for any person to:

(a) Sell, fraudulently obtain or furnish any respiratory care permit, license, record, or aid or abet therein.

(b) Practice respiratory care under cover of any respiratory care diploma, permit, license or record illegally or fraudulently obtained or issued.

(c) Practice respiratory care unless duly licensed to do so under the provisions of this chapter.

(d) Impersonate in any manner or pretend to be a respiratory care practitioner or use the title "licensed respiratory care practitioner," the letters "L.R.C.P." or any other words, letters, signs, symbols or devices to indicate the person using them is a licensed respiratory care practitioner, unless duly authorized by license or permit to perform under the provisions of this chapter.

(e) Practice respiratory care during the time his license or permit is suspended, revoked or expired.

(f) Fail to notify the board of the suspension, probation or revocation of any past or currently held licenses, required to practice respiratory care in this or any other jurisdiction.

(g) Make false representations or impersonate or act as a proxy for another person or allow or aid any person to impersonate him in connection with any examination or application for licensing or request to be examined or licensed.

(h) Otherwise violate any provisions of this chapter.

(2) Such misdemeanor shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($ 1,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or by both fine and imprisonment for each offense.

HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 500,§ 20; reenacted without change, Laws, 2012, ch. 386,§ 18, eff from and after July 1, 2012.

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#15 Nov 29, 2013
Miss. Code Ann.§ 73-57-35

MISSISSIPPI CODE of 1972

*** Current through the 2013 Regular Session and 1st and 2nd Extraordinary Sessions ***

TITLE 73. PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS
CHAPTER 57. MISSISSIPPI RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT

Miss. Code Ann.§ 73-57-35 (2013)

§ 73-57-35. Unlicensed practice; application of Good Samaritan Act

(1) From and after July 1, 1992, no person shall practice respiratory care or represent himself to be a respiratory care practitioner unless he is licensed under this chapter, except as otherwise provided by this chapter.

(2) This chapter does not prohibit:

(a) The practice of respiratory care which is an integral part of the program of study by students enrolled in a respiratory care education program recognized by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education and the American Medical Association Council on Allied Health Education or their successors. Students enrolled in respiratory therapy education programs shall be identified as "student-RCP" and shall only provide respiratory care under direct clinical supervision.

(b) Self-care by a patient, or gratuitous care by a friend or family member who does not represent or hold himself out to be a respiratory care practitioner.

(c) Respiratory care services rendered in the course of an emergency.

(d) Persons in the military services or working in federal facilities shall be exempted from the provisions of this chapter when functioning in the course of their assigned duties.

(e) The respiratory care practitioner from performing advances in the art and techniques of respiratory care learned through formalized or specialized training.

(3) Nothing in this chapter is intended to limit, preclude or otherwise interfere with the practices of other persons and health providers licensed by appropriate agencies of the State of Mississippi.

(4) An individual who, by passing an examination which includes content in one or more of the functions included in this chapter, shall not be prohibited from performing such procedures for which he was tested, so long as the testing body offering the examination is certified by the National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies or its equivalent, and so long as the individual is a licensed health care provider in the State of Mississippi.

(5) Practitioners regulated under this chapter shall be covered under the state's "Good Samaritan Act."

HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 1991, ch. 500,§ 18; Laws, 2012, ch. 386,§ 16, eff from and after July 1, 2012.

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Denver, CO

#17 Dec 17, 2013
Current through the 2013 Regular Session and 1st and 2nd Extraordinary Sessions

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