In 2011, as County employees worked to draft the Strategic Plan, Kevin Underhill with EMS shared a frightening truth.
Despite being known as the City of Medicine, Durham, he said, had a low rate of cardiac arrest victims who had CPR performed on them before the arrival of emergency personnel. This bystander intervention greatly increases the chance of survival. So, what could be done to help save lives?
From there, bystander "hands only" CPR and defibrillator training too
If you are watching WNCN (NBC 17) during a weekday break or an early lunch, you may see someone from Durham County's Public Health department.
Recently, My Carolina Today, WNCN’s lifestyles show, extended the opportunity to the Durham County Department of Public Health to have a reoccurring segment on the show.
“When a show’s decision makers approach you about coming on more often, they like and trust the content you’re delivering to their viewers," said Eric Nickens, Jr.