Two nurses and a nursing student first responders at Ohio State fair tragedy

  1. Following a ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair this past weekend, two nurses and a nursing student were among first responders in a tragedy that killed one person and injured seven others, two of whom are in critical condition.

    Twenty-two-year-old Christiane Boulos, a registered emergency trauma nurse was one of the nurses on the scene.

    “I don’t feel like a hero honestly. I feel like God placed me and those two other nurses at the right time,” said Boulos.
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   DowntheRiver
    Very glad they responded. I've stopped for accidents before but nothing too serious. I always wonder how often nurses intervene vs. don't.
  4. by   she244
    For me it is my nature to respond and to help if I can to wrecks, accidents or medical emergencies. Had met my sister for dinner, just sat down in a booth. 3 women at a table across from me were eating dinner. All of a sudden one lady stood up and said something was wrong with her sister. I got up and went over to the booth, slid in and try to check for responsiveness, she was not responding, I felt for a pulse and did not feel one. I spoke loudly asking for help to get her on the floor. My sister ran over and she and I moved the lady to the floor. I hollered for someone to call EMS. I cut her blouse and bra straight down the middle and started CPR. A few minutes later a man came and helped me. We continued CPR for 7 minutes as there was no defibrillator available until the fire department showed up with one. Once EMS was there they took over and shocked her 2 times, they got a pulse back and transported her to the Hospital. Her family got in touch with the restaurant to try and locate me. I let them know I was so glad I was there to help. They wanted to reward me and I let them know it was my nature and was glad there mom was recovering. It was a scary feeling afterwards in realizing it may have all been different had she not survived. Kudos to the Nurses and CMA who helped those people in the Emergency. So many people just walk on by, not wanting to get involved in this sue-happy world.
  5. by   OrganizedChaos
    I've helped a couple times but nothing serious. I've also never told people I was a nurse. I didn't want people to try to sue me if something went wrong or even if it didn't. But I would step up no matter what the situation.
  6. by   soutthpaw
    Quote from she244
    For me it is my nature to respond and to help if I can to wrecks, accidents or medical emergencies. Had met my sister for dinner, just sat down in a booth. 3 women at a table across from me were eating dinner. All of a sudden one lady stood up and said something was wrong with her sister. I got up and went over to the booth, slid in and try to check for responsiveness, she was not responding, I felt for a pulse and did not feel one. I spoke loudly asking for help to get her on the floor. My sister ran over and she and I moved the lady to the floor. I hollered for someone to call EMS. I cut her blouse and bra straight down the middle and started CPR. A few minutes later a man came and helped me. We continued CPR for 7 minutes as there was no defibrillator available until the fire department showed up with one. Once EMS was there they took over and shocked her 2 times, they got a pulse back and transported her to the Hospital. Her family got in touch with the restaurant to try and locate me. I let them know I was so glad I was there to help. They wanted to reward me and I let them know it was my nature and was glad there mom was recovering. It was a scary feeling afterwards in realizing it may have all been different had she not survived. Kudos to the Nurses and CMA who helped those people in the Emergency. So many people just walk on by, not wanting to get involved in this sue-happy world.
    This is a nice story, however, I would never have identified myself to the restaurant or family, and definitely not have been interviewed for news report like in the video. If the woman had died, they would be trying to get in touch with you to sue you instead! I find it so sad that this is the mentality in America today.

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