Paramedic Joanna Velasquez

Jul 09, 2011 at 08:05 am by bryan

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Serivces' Paramedic Joanna Velasquez calmed a local resident who was being rushed to a Nashville hospital for life saving surgery. She kept the conversation going and the patient's mind on "brighter subjects" during the half hour ride. All of this while monitoring vital signs and informing the St. Thomas ER about the condition of the person.