May 2003, Volume 33 Number 5 , p 81 - 81
© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 33(5) May 2003 p 81 Big city job, small town touch [MOMENTS]
DRISCOLL, EILEEN HIGGINS RN
Eileen Higgins Driscoll of Escondido, Calif., is a retired RN.
TRAUMATIC INJURIES weren't a usual part of my day. As a company nurse working in a Chicago skyscraper, I treated mainly minor ailments and provided health education to employees. One morning, however, I found myself immersed in an unusual situation when an employee rushed in to tell me that someone had been hit by a taxi in front of our building.
I grabbed a first-aid kit and rushed outside. After breaking through the small crowd that had gathered, I found a well-dressed woman lying on the pavement with her head in a pool of blood.
She was conscious, so I identified myself as a nurse. I told her to lie still and not to move her head and neck. ...