NEW PLATEAUS Neighborhood Interview #2: Sister-hood
One afternoon I was coming home from a walk when I passed an older woman trying to put a sign in her front yard. She was having a little difficulty trying to find the right spot to notify drivers of w... Posted on 3/27/12 at 10:24 AM
This post is about one particularly hard day, meant only to give you a glimpse of what it is like here and how we cope with what we see.
It was 0830 and I was in my office working on some useless spreadsheet when my pager went off. It said “Ax1, GSW APH ETA 10 m.” This translates to incoming…one injured, life threatening (Alpha), Gun Shot Wound, coming by Apache Helicopter, Estimated Time of Arrival, 10 minutes.
A contingent of nearly 100 nurses from all across Minnesota will join forces with RNs from 31 other states to gather outside the White House, picket the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and rally near Congress on June 6 and 7 to call for a new, Main Street Contract for the American People.
Holly Bergo was running out of time. The Moorhead nurse waited for new lungs for more than a year as an incurable disease relentlessly claimed her own pair and landed her at the top of the Mayo Clinic’s transplant list.
Can you hear it?
It’s the sound of the cold season and it’s already hacking its way through Douglas County.
But this year’s cold is different – at least for the teenage population.
In the past 34 years that Carole Westby has been the school nurse for Alexandria School District 206, this is the first and only time she has heard about pertussis – which is more commonly referred to as whooping cough – being in the student population.
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