ED patient arrested after demanding medication while holding a gun to his head

From the Portland Tribune:

The nurse on duty explained to the suspect that she was not comfortable providing him treatment while he had a gun in his hand.

Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate Continues to Climb in Seattle

From JEMS:

The survival rate from cardiac arrest in King County has reached an all-time high of 57 percent, according to a new report released today by King County Executive Dow Constantine. Most other parts of the nation have survival rates that hover around 10 percent.

“People are alive today in King County who would not have survived in most other places in the country,” said Executive Constantine. “Our EMS/Medic One system delivers rapid, high-quality critical care wherever you are.”