New York Times: Inside hospital where Damar Hamlin’s life was saved

The multi-level response by emergency medical personnel to the cardiac arrest suffered by Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on Jan. 2 was a real-life example of a team effort. Hamlin was given immediate care on the field and then was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where an extensive team of doctors and health care professionals went into action. The New York Times published a story on the various elements of that care that resulted in Hamlin being transferred to a Buffalo hospital a week later.

The Times reported that when someone goes into cardiac arrest, minutes count.

“A few extra minutes or even a few extra seconds and it could have been a different outcome,” said William Knight IV, MD, an emergency medicine and trauma specialist at the medical center and professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UC College of Medicine.

Read the entire story here.

Lead photo/Joshua Bickel/Associated Press

/University Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.