Awesome Nurse Presence at Scene of MVA

  1. just wanted to share this with you guys...I like the way the nurse is portrayed in this story. Sensitive, yet a BADASS "judy-on-the-spot" chick.
    http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/9872140/
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   guest_57352
    Yay, I'm originally from Cary!
  4. by   JRP1120, RN
    Awesome story!
  5. by   finallyRN7
    Oh wow!... Just hope there was another grown-up left to tend to her 2 year old. If so, awesome story!!
  6. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from finallyRN7
    Oh wow!... Just hope there was another grown-up left to tend to her 2 year old. If so, awesome story!!
    The story said she first made sure her child was secured in her vehicle. So she did the right thing in both cases. VERY awesome lady!
  7. by   SummitRN
    I've had some RNs be super useful on MVCs... and.others be super useless/obstacles to care. Depends on the RN. Same for docs.
  8. by   cherryames1949
    What a woman! What a nurse! Talk about making a difference. The police officer will never forget her. I am sure that she exuded confidence, took charge of the situation, and kept the fear and panic down. Kudos and congrats to her!
  9. by   GalRN
    Great news story! That reporter was in the right place, right time too! It is hard for the non nursing public to see what someone with training does in an emergency. We don't even realize we've just assessed about 40 different things, and credit our nursing judgement, which is based on experience, so much that we don't even realize it. I'm psyched to see someone describe what to many reporters would have been "that thing that nurses do".
  10. by   whichone'spink
    I can only hope I can pull together what I've learnt at crunch time, if I'm ever in that situation.
  11. by   Kooky Korky
    I would be terrified to leave my child alone in the car. Other than that, bully for her.
  12. by   whichone'spink
    Maybe an EMT-B course is a worthwhile investment. I don't have time to take one until after I graduate and find a job.
  13. by   labsrock
    Nice to see some positive news in the world of nursing, so often we only hear the sad or tragic stories.
  14. by   Zookeeper3
    while this story has such a happy ending, an unskilled nurse that has no idea how to first address potential harm of the scene and then how to maintain an airway and spinal cord scares me senseless. Way too many good samaritans even nurses will happen on this scene and become injured themselves or cause permanent injury or death to the victim.

    No one will side with me and that's aok as we all wish to be that hero, but few nurses really know what to do. And unless you do, don't touch a victim, call 911 and do crowd control or the basic ABC's. Leave the heroics for the trained first responders and medics.


    I'll just have to be unpopular today. Way too many years of experience scares me as to the potential hero's out there where patients are better left for a simple few moments until expert help arises.. Call me a cynic, I'm just trying to inform our newbies.

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