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NurseOnAMotorcycle has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Emergency, CEN.

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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

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OnlybyHisgraceRN is a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC and School Health.

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Way to go nurses!!!!

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DizzyLizzyNurse has 12 years experience and specializes in Peds Medical Floor.

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Yay nurses!!

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babynurse428 has 28 years experience and specializes in NICU, Newborn Nursery, Pediatrics, CM.

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Yay team!!

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keep up the good work nurses!very nice...

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NutmeggeRN has 25 years experience as a BSN and specializes in kids.

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Nice!

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angelrn022554 specializes in ER,Trama,nursing home,hemo dialysis,.

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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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Brian has 16 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele.

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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.

 

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CheesePotato is a BSN, RN and specializes in Sleep medicine,Floor nursing, OR, Trauma.

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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.

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