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Alone at health clinic, Australian Nurse treats self for heart attack

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

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Alone at a health clinic in a small, remote seaside settlement in Australia, a 44-year-old nurse sensed he was having a heart attack and sprang into action, saving his own life, a report said Wednesday.The man, whose name was withheld for privacy reasons, experienced severe chest pain and dizziness while he was the sole medical professional on duty at a nursing post in Coral Bay, more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from Perth, the capital of Western Australia, said the account published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

With the next medical facility 90 miles (150 kilometers) away and no one else around to help, he ...

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Have Nurse has 25 years experience and specializes in Med/Surg/Infection Control/Geriatrics.

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All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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steelenurse has 1 years experience.

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Wow, as ANA and TNA carve out guidance for nurses in Telenursing let's make sure that this kind of situation gets taken under consideration and not made against the rules.

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JadedCPN has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU.

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This is one of the most bad-a** things I've ever read.

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First thing I think of is the acronym "MONA." 

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Kitiger has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in Pediatrics.

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34 minutes ago, Section8UpX68WM6 said:

First thing I think of is the acronym "MONA." 

What is "MONA"?

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6 minutes ago, Kitiger said:

What is "MONA"?

Morphine, oxygen, nitroglycerine, and aspirin. Everybody has aspirin in their home or boo boo kit in your backpack.

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Well now!

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Well, based upon my IV start skills, I would have been a dead duck!

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