Flight attendants credited with saving lives

10/6/2009 | USA Today

From children choking to passengers in cardiac arrest, USA TODAY says flight attendants are called upon every day to handle medical emergencies, both in the air and on the ground. "I would say we have medical events every day, pretty much around the clock," says the corporate medical director at American Airlines, estimating that perhaps two dozen incidents per year are life-threatening. All flight attendants must be trained in CPR and first aid.

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