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EPMG Doctor commended for exemplary life-saving performance in the ER

EPMG physician and St. Mary Mercy Livonia EM Residency Program Director, Kevin M. Boehm, D.O., M.Sc., FACOEP, FACEP, FAAEM, was recently recognizedfor his exemplary performance during a 67-year-old patient’s life threatening emergency.

When the patient arrived at St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital, Dr. Kevin Boehm worked with his team for several minutes, performed CPR and tried to resuscitate the patient, following standard defibrillation protocols. However, to no avail, Dr. Boehm then recalled reading about a relatively new technique that involves double sequential defibrillation while simultaneously giving a beta blocker. Often referred to as a “Hail Mary” procedure, it’s typically the last step taken to save a life.

Dr. Boehm recalls, “Everyone knew what the plan was, but I was like a quarterback calling an audible.” The patient regained consciousness after Dr. Boehm and his care team performed CPR, provided oxygen and delivered three rounds of the treatment. Most fortunately, the patient had no sign of physical or neurological disabilities.

Dr. Boehm also serves as the St. Mary's Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director. Additionally, Dr. Boehm holds a faculty appointment at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Read the entire article here: "Unique treatment saves Westland man whose heart stopped"

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