Off Duty RNs Save Gunshot Victim

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    Off-Duty at Minneapolis Bar, Nurses Save Gunshot Victim Who Staggers In

    As he yelled for help, he didn't know that great good fortune in the form of six nurses was just a few feet away. Like a well-oiled triage team, they sprang into action, using bar towels, a first aid kit and the man's own belt to slow the bleeding."


    The man stumbled into Maxwell's bar in Minneapolis early Sunday, six bullet wounds soaking his clothes with blood.

    As he yelled for help, he didn't know that great good fortune in the form of six nurses was just a few feet away. Like a well-oiled triage team, they sprang into action, using bar towels, a first aid kit and the man's own belt to slow the bleeding.

    A few minutes later, police and paramedics arrived and whisked the man to Hennepin County Medical Center. He will survive the shooting, which happened a block away outside a gas station on Washington Avenue.

    "He would have bled out and died right in the bar if we didn't help him," said Tim Carew, one of the nurses who worked on the man, whom police did not identify Sunday.
    Full Story: http://m.startribune.com/?id=185824962
    Last edit by brian on Jan 7, '13
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  2. 20 Comments so far...

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    Way to go nurses!!!!
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    Yay nurses!!
    lindarn likes this.
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    This is a great story !!!
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    Yay team!!
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    keep up the good work nurses!very nice...
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    awesome story!
    We rock!
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    Nice!
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    I think that they were awesome. I love nursing and thank God they were there. Remarkable that there were so many nurses there and did not know each other.
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    This is a wonderful story! I know there are many other great stories of nurses who rock, please be sure to share them in our Nurses Rock Forum.

    Last edit by brian on Jan 7, '13
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