Elmhurst Teacher Uses CPR, Defibrillator to Save Student Suffering From Seizure | NBC New York

Elmhurst Teacher Uses CPR, Defibrillator to Save Student Suffering From Seizure

She gave the ailing sixth-grader one shock with the defibrillator before paramedics arrived

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    Middle school math teacher Amy Spears saw the sixth grader collapse outside her classroom and quickly administered CPR.

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    • A middle-school teacher saved a student's life after the girl began having a seizure and stopped breathing

    • The teacher used CPR and a defibrillator to resuscitate the sixth-grader

    • The student was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for treatment

    A Queens elementary school teacher deserves a gold star for saving a student's life Thursday.

    The Daily News reports that 44-year-old Amy Spears, a math teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School in East Elmhurst, saw the sixth-grade girl collapse in the hallway outside her classroom. The girl began convulsing and subsequently stopped breathing.

    Spears performed CPR immediately and called for help as another teacher grabbed the defibrillator, according to the newspaper. She shocked the student with the defibrillator once before paramedics arrived to take the girl to Elmhurst Hospital Center.

    The teacher was left shaken, but grateful that she was equipped with the proper training to handle a high-pressure situation. 

    Queens Teacher Recounts How She Saved Student Suffering From Seizure

    [NY] Queens Teacher Recounts How She Saved Student Suffering From Seizure
    Amy Spears, a math teacher at Louis Armstrong Middle School, tells NBC 4 New York how she saved a sixth grader who suffered from a seizure in the hallway outside her classroom. (Published Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016)

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