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FDNY medics limit CPR duration in NY blizzard

Faced with an enormous backlog of 1,300 calls, the medics were told to quit after 20 minutes and move on to the next case


By Larry Celona, Sergey Kadinsky and Leonard Greene
The New York Post

NEW YORK — The epic blizzard kept city medics so busy that — for the first time ever — they were given a time limit for performing CPR on patients, The Post has learned.

EMS workers normally call a doctor for advice after working on a patient for 20 minutes.

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