Off Duty RNs Save Gunshot Victim

  1. 14 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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  3. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN profile page
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    Way to go nurses!!!!
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  4. Visit  DizzyLizzyNurse profile page
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    Yay nurses!!
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  5. Visit  wicked_nurse002b profile page
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    This is a great story !!!
  6. Visit  babynurse428 profile page
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    Yay team!!
  7. Visit  atlnurse477 profile page
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    keep up the good work nurses!very nice...
  8. Visit  irisheyesRsmilin profile page
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    awesome story!
    We rock!
  9. Visit  NutmeggeRN profile page
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    Nice!
  10. Visit  angelrn022554 profile page
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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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  11. Visit  Brian profile page
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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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  12. Visit  LeeLeeTheGPN profile page
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    Amazing!
  13. Visit  CheesePotato profile page
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    Proof right there that nurses can not only hold their liquor but pressure on a wound. Perhaps even at the same time.

    Yadda yadda yadda--Multi-tasking and all that. Mmhm.

    AAAAAAAAAAND

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  14. Visit  msn10 profile page
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    How wonderful for those nurses and the victim! Poor nurses, however, who wants to make a bet they were pulling a double shift and just wanted to out for one with some people after work and they had to go to work again!!!! (I know they didn't know each other but I am sure a couple just changed out of there scrubs!)
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