12 Jan Prolonged Bystander CPR Makes the Difference in Airport Cardiac Arrest
On Aug. 22, 2013, Sue Hostler arrives at the Philadelphia International Airport to catch a flight home. A frequent business traveler, she knows her way around the airport and runs to get on an elevator in a remote area of Terminal F, which is used for commuter flights.
A young man reaches and enters the elevator just before her, and the doors close before she can join him.
When Hostler hits the “up” button a few seconds later, the doors reopen and she’s stunned by what she sees: 25-year-old Bob Hallinan lying facedown on the elevator floor and not moving.