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Portland nurse invents potentially lifesaving new CPR technology

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Bobbi Sue McCollum and her invention. Bobbi Sue McCollum and her invention.
Goldilocks Valves Goldilocks Valves

A Portland nurse said she has invented a product that will solve a serious problem.

Bobbi Sue McCollum has been working as a nurse for 8 years, but when she went into training on resuscitating patients she noticed a major flaw.

When pumping air into patients the lungs can become too full, and people can hyperventilate.

McCollum noted that there was no device to monitor or moderate the amount of air.

"When someone is dying in front of you, 6 seconds feels like forever. So we need something that gives us that indicator of when to compress and it allows us to know we are giving the patient the appropriate volume."

McCollum said she has the spirit of an inventor but everything she tried to invent has already been made, until now.

The invention is called Goldilocks Valves.

McCollum said she has received some interest about Goldilocks Valves from some pretty big names in the medical industry.

To learn more about the invention, visit goldilocksvalves.com.

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