Talk About A Close Call!

This poor woman almost had to sit through a Lady Gaga concert!

Aside from being a pretty good story on the value of AEDs and post-ROSC therapeutic hypothermia, I'd like to direct your attention to the 7th paragraph:

She was then airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center's emergency department, where doctors immediately used therapeutic hypothermia to cool Thornton's body temperature to between 93 and 86 degrees — below the normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees.

(emphasis mine)

I checked the distance: 1.87 miles, according to Mapquest.

For the love of all that is holy, one of my Nashville readers please tell me that Tuesday night traffic around Bridgestone Arena is just one big parking lot, and that a ground ambulance would have taken, like, a half hour to make the trip.

PLEASE.

 

Hat tip to reader Brendan McStay, who evidently thinks it would be entertaining to see my head explode.