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On the evening of October 12th 1996, at approximately 10:30 p.m. an emergency call was placed to the Houston Fire Department and the Rice University Police Department, from the Cohen House of Rice University. Shortly beforehand a 62 year old female who was attending a wedding reception held in the building collapsed and was found pulseless and not breathing by Rice University Emergency Medical Services member, Alisha Young who was working at the Cohen House at the time of the incident. Ms. Young initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitative efforts with the aid of bystanders. Shortly thereafter, Houston Fire Department and Rice EMS supervisor Noah Reiter arrived on scene to continue CPR and other resuscitative efforts. The victim was found to be in a fatal cardiac dysrrythmia known as ventricular fibrillation. The victim was shocked with a device known as a defibrillator, which is the most vital intervention in the treatment of ventricular fibrillation. With the help of this device and other advanced life support measures, the victim

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