Debra Doolan, RN, and ED team save a life in Parking Garage A

Debra Doolan, RN, and ED team save a life in Parking Garage A

DoolanAAMC Nurses are always on duty. This shout-out shows just how prepared we are for any situation. Way to go Deb and our ED team!

I would like to give a shout out to Deb Doolan, RN, from Utilization Review. Deb was driving down the garage ramp on her way home from work when she noticed two staff members standing over a woman lying on the ground. Deb identified herself as a nurse and hopped out of her car. 

Her assessment revealed the woman had no pulse. Bystanders had already called 911 so, wasting no time, Deb immediately began CPR.

Thinking quickly, Deb instructed a staff member standing nearby to run to the ED for assistance. Just a few minutes later, ED staff arrived with a crash cart.

The patient survived and was later discharged! Deb and the ED team deserve to be recognized for this “out of the box” code and their quick thinking.  -Adele Greenis, RN

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