MD1 Success Stories
Through the generosity of our partners’ continued support, MD1 is saving lives.
Number of lives saved so far by MD1 and the support of our partners:
MD1 is proud to continue to build on the number of lives saved. None of it would be possible without the continued financial support of our partners. Because of our generous partners, MD1 is able to deliver advanced medical care using top-quality equipment at the site of an incident, bringing the emergency room to the patient when a patient is unable to reach an emergency room for whatever reason. Help in the effort to save lives when you become a partner with MD1 today.
MD1 SUCCESS STORIES
Read below for examples of how, with the support of our partners, MD1 Docs have saved lives that otherwise would have been lost.
A 17 year old boy was trapped in a car with a collapsed lung. An MD1 Doc responded and placed a large tube in the boy’s chest, draining blood, until firefighters were able to remove him after one hour. This boy would have died without MD1 response.
A 44 year old firefighter suffered cardiac arrest. Paramedics shocked the firefighter’s heart ten times. An MD1 Doc on the scene performed a recently developed double shock procedure, which saved his life. Today, this firefighter is back with his wife and children. He would have died without the presence of MD1.
A 76-year-old female who was recovering in a rehab center, suddenly collapsed in her room in cardiac arrest. Staff started CPR immediately and EMS arrived to continue the resuscitation. She was intubated and given several medications attempting to restart her heart. An MD1 Doc arrived and deployed our Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) equipment during the resuscitation. A large blood clot was noted in her right ventricle with the TEE. Her heart was restarted, A central venous line was inserted to administer medications and increase her blood pressure, while a temporary pacemaker was installed to maintain her heart rate during transport to the hospital. She would have died had it not been for the MD1 Doc’s evaluation and assistance.
A 19-year-old male sustained a neck laceration while at work. His internal jugular vein and trachea were severely lacerated. He had lost a tremendous amount of blood from the injury and was in shock. EMS rushed him to the closest hospital for care. An MD1 Doc met them on the way and provided hemostatic dressings, medications and two units of whole blood, available only on our physician response vehicles in New Jersey. His neck wound was packed and he received further treatment to help control the bleeding. The combined emergent resuscitation of paramedics and the MD1 Doc saved his life. He was brought to the OR for emergency surgery that day. He recovered in the ICU and was later discharged to his home and family.
A 57 year old male sustained a severe wound in his right arm and had lost a critical amount of blood. First responders applied a tourniquet to his upper arm to control the bleeding. An MD1 Doc met the ambulance on the road to find the patient in shock, altered and in distress. He received a whole blood transfusion and other treatments on the way to the trauma center. After the bleeding and pain had been controlled and the emergent blood transfusion completed, he greatly improved. He was later treated and released to his home and family.