Nurse administers DIY treatment for his own MI

He performed an ECG, cannulated himself and administered drugs

When a nurse in remote WA experienced the signs of a myocardial infarction, there was only one person on duty to provide lifesaving treatment: himself.

Ryan Franks
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Suffering severe chest pain and dizziness, Ryan Franks, 44, used the facilities at the Coral Bay nursing post to perform electrocardiograms, cannulate himself and self-administer thrombolysis drugs until the Royal Flying Doctor Service arrived.