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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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    about 6 years ago

    Student do rock! We aren't as stupid as some think. I'm so happy for this student. She deserves this write up.

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    owensrm2

    about 6 years ago

    104 comments

    Students ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    about 6 years ago

    Geesh I know some seasoned nurses who would not have handled themselves this professionally. She did a great job

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    wospinay

    about 6 years ago

    1588 comments

    even as students we do our fair share. =)

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    NCnurse

    about 6 years ago

    62 comments

    great thinking and reacting.

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    rtalapa

    about 6 years ago

    24 comments

    good job

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