Cleveland Clinic Anesthesiologist Resuscitates Newborn While on Duty as Cop

Eric Kaiser, MD, a Cleveland Clinic anesthesiologist who occasionally moonlights as an auxiliary police officer in Westlake, Ohio, helped to resuscitate a newborn baby while on duty last Sunday, according to a Plain Dealer report.

Dr. Kaiser was patrolling the streets of Westlake at 3:20 a.m. when a frantic man called 9-1-1 and reported that his wife was giving birth. When Dr. Kaiser arrived, he realized the baby was not breathing. Though he had not delivered a baby since medical school 20 years before, he relied on his training to reposition the mother and guide the baby out.

Once the baby was born — still not breathing and without a pulse — Dr. Kaiser performed CPR and rushed the baby to Fairview Hospital along with a team of paramedics. The baby was revived in the rescue squad.

Dr. Kaiser serves as a police officer once or twice a month, according to the report.

Read the Plain Dealer report on Dr. Eric Kaiser.

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