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Saving lives

New Hanover Regional Medical Center officials spent Tuesday at Cape Fear Community College, teaching paramedics some of the techniques that helped to save Glasgow's life.

A training officer at the hospital says new data shows patients have a better chance of surviving a cardiac arrest if paramedics start treating them at the scene right away.

Previously, patients would be moved to an before CPR was started. Now, new technology makes it more efficient for paramedics to treat patients right where they are.

"30 years ago we would not be able to do that," said David Glendenning, a training officer. "All the health care providers we have out in the field now have advanced so much that we can deliver the same care that they're going to get inside the hospital out to them out in the field."

Paramedics from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties attended the training.

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