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Student Nurse Helps Save Life at Hospital

Student Nurse Helps Save Life at Hospital

AP

November 19, 2008

DURHAM, N.H. – A junior nursing student at the University of New Hampshire helped save a patient’s life at Exeter Hospital earlier this month.

UNH says Katherine Boucher of Lee was providing direct care to a post-operative patient during her medical-surgical nursing clinical at the hospital. She noticed before the patient did that he was bleeding heavily from his surgical site.

Thinking quickly and acting calmly, Boucher attempted to stop the bleeding with some towels and instructed the patient to keep pressure on the towels before summoning a professional nurse to assist.

Beth Evans, the UNH clinical instructor overseeing Boucher, said the bleeding was so heavy that the patient would likely have gone into shock soon.

The patient, who was returned to surgery to repair the wound, is recovering again in Boucher’s care.

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    Sykepleier

    over 5 years ago

    68 comments

    awesome

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    ginger59

    over 5 years ago

    32 comments

    students should really follow this student's quick reaction and cool attitude. I believe it's the only way to be if you want to be a good nurse

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    dawn0365

    over 5 years ago

    250 comments

    Awesome job! It takes a great nurse!!!

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    bookishfilly

    over 5 years ago

    58 comments

    Definitely good nurse material!

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    NikkiSLC10

    over 5 years ago

    32 comments

    very inspiring and I too hope that I think quickly and do the right thing if I'm in a situation during my clinicals

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    Trkrantz

    over 5 years ago

    44 comments

    That is awesome. I hope that I will be able to react as well as she did in that kind of an emergency.

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    k4mmt

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    Awesome, I hope I can do as well in an emergency

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    seb

    almost 6 years ago

    14 comments

    nice to see a student reacting well AND be acknowledged

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    chelsey_carol

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    that's a great job!!!

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    casassy62688

    almost 6 years ago

    290 comments

    Definately the makings of a nurse! Great job!

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    mramsey40

    almost 6 years ago

    422 comments

    Great job in keeping the cool in a crisis situation

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    dolwick

    almost 6 years ago

    10 comments

    Future nurse for sure!

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    Account Removed

    almost 6 years ago

    Great job. I bet she has a job waiting for her when she graduates.

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    aggiegirl1989

    almost 6 years ago

    154 comments

    congrats on keeping cool under pressure!! you have already proven yourself to be a TOP-NOTCH nurse!

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    emtpixie

    almost 6 years ago

    328 comments

    Great job...looks like she found her true calling. With that kind of intelligence and coolness she would make a great ER nurse.

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