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Off Duty RNs Save Gunshot Victim

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Specializes in Med-Surg, Emergency, CEN. Has 10 years experience.

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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DizzyLizzyNurse

Specializes in Peds Medical Floor. Has 12 years experience.

Yay nurses!!

babynurse428

Specializes in NICU, Newborn Nursery, Pediatrics, CM. Has 28 years experience.

Yay team!!

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

NutmeggeRN, BSN

Specializes in kids. Has 25 years experience.

Nice!

angelrn022554

Specializes in ER,Trama,nursing home,hemo dialysis,.

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.

Brian, ASN, RN

Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 27 years experience.

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, BSN, RN

Specializes in Sleep medicine,Floor nursing, OR, Trauma.

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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