PMT San Diego News
March 3, 2017 - UCSD Student Worker Saves Man’s Life
The saying, “at the right place at the right time” could not have been truer for UC San Diego student Skylar Lane. It started out as just another work day for Lane, who is a student worker at the County of San Diego Aging and Independent Services. She was preparing for a meeting with a colleague, when all of the sudden, a man fell to the floor right outside of the meeting room. He was suffering from a heart attack. That’s when Lane sprang into action. “He was blue from the neck up,” Lane told NBC 7 Friday. Given Lane’s extensive background in medical training, she knew instantly what she had to do in order to save County Library employee Paul Klatt’s life. “I had to turn him over and put my fingers in his mouth to make sure there was nothing blocking his airway. Right away I had someone call 911, get the AED, and then just started doing compressions.”
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Critical Care Providers Should Know
San Diego has been growing for a long time in large part due to its great year-round weather. There are a number of recreational activities that San Diego residents take part in both in water and out. Medical providers moving to the area should be prepared for more accidental injury cases.
In general San Diegans are healthy. In 2009 the population reported the following self diagnosed health status: 23% excellent, 39% very good, 28% good, 10% fair, less than 1% poor. Heart disease rates for the city were at 6.4%. 26% of the population reported high blood pressure. Of the individuals with high blood pressure 71% were taking medication to control it.
Almost 8% of the residents of San Diego are diabetic. 11% have been told at one point that they are asthmatic. Of the individuals who reported being asthmatic, 88% reported signs of asthma symptoms in the last twelve months.
Slightly fewer than 10% of San Diegans have been diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. The most common type of cancer reported was skin (44% of cases) and breast (11%).
Major Hospitals in San Diego
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
Scripps Mercy Hospital
4077 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St, San Diego, CA 92123
About San Diego
An official city of California since 1769, San Diego is best known for its beaches and amusement parks. The ocean is a main feature of the local lifestyle with crowds of surfers and sun-bathing beauties packing along the shores all year round. Since it has a warmer climate than most other areas of the country, this is one of the premier vacation spots for Americans during the colder seasons of the year.
The beaches and beachside resorts and luxury hotels are must-sees for everyone who visits San Diego, but there is also a very rich cultural life in the city. People enjoy fine dining, shopping, and visiting a wide array of museums.
The theme parks are also a big hit, especially for families traveling with children. The Sea World park located here is the most famous one out of all, thanks to the Shamu whale shows that have become an icon for the entire chain of parks.
Other San Diego theme parks that draw in lots of travelers from near and far include Legoland, the Wild Animal Park, and of course the local zoo. There are also some very popular casinos and museums which attract a different crowd of travelers. Opportunities for fine dining and luxury shopping sprees abound as well.
While all of these attractions are exciting, there is nothing like relaxing on the beach and watching some of the most amazing natural sunsets and waves available in the country.