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MCC Students Bring Patient Back to Life After Fatal Heart Attack

Shelby Township man credited for helping save the life of a person who was considered clinically dead.

Two Macomb Community College Emergency Medical Technicians were honored by a local city for saving the life of a heart attack victim. 

The Harrison Township Board of Trustees presented Jason Seitz, 21, of Shelby Township, and Jessica Bieszka, 20, of Clinton Township with the Fire Service Life Saving Award at the board's meeting Monday.

As part of the student's clinical assignments, they were working with the Harrison Township Fire Department when their unit received an emergency call to assist a heart attack victim.

When the team arrived, the patient was found clinincally dead, but was revived when Seitz and Bieszka performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as paramedics prepared for advanced treatment and transport.

The paramedics and hospital emergency room physician credit the quality of CPR that the students performed for saving the patient's life.

Both Seitz and Bieszka completed Macomb's Basic EMT program this month at Macomb Community College. Seitz plans to attend Macomb's Fire Academy next semester, and Bieszka is pursuing a degree in sociology and then plans to attend Macomb's Police Academy.

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