Elizabeth Bonilla, a paramedic in New York City, responded to a recent cardiac arrest call for a suspected coronavirus patient in her 70s.”Practically every call you hear on the radio is a cardiac arrest,” Bonilla told NBC News.The paramedic, who works in the Bronx, said she performed CPR on the woman as her family watched in shock at how quickly she had taken a turn for the worse.Last week, the governing body for New York City Emergency Medical Services ordered that units could no longer transport cardiac arrest patients to hospitals unless there were signs of life at the scene.Despite working furiously to revive the woman, eventually, there was nothing more Bonilla and her partner could do.”We had to pronounce the patient on the floor,” she said. “That hurts, because you’re leaving them right there in front of their family.”As Bonilla and her partner talked to the family and prepared to leave, the woman’s home health aide, who had been crying in the living room, went to the patient and gingerly cleaned her face one last time. The gesture moved Bonilla deeply.”Every cardiac arrest I go to, I leave very emotional. I cry, because it’s real. It’s serious,” said Bonilla,


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