Camellia Home Health and Hospice Vicksburg nurses worked together to help save a man’s life
VICKSBURG, Miss. (May 17, 2015) – Two of Camellia Healthcare’s Vicksburg nurses answered quickly to a request for help in a construction area near their office.
“There is construction across the hall from our office,” said Clare Burnett, (Director of Operations). “An electrician had turned off all of the electrical power, or so he thought.”
Several electricians were in the construction area along with an electrical wire that was live. The line jolted an electrician while on the ladder.
“One of the [electricians] came to our back door for help,” said Burnett. “Mary Bufkin, RN, and Brenda Hayes, RN, responded quickly.”
“He had fallen off the ladder, and was unconscious,” said Bufkin.
Bufkin and Hayes were the first to arrive, while the electrician waited for 911. During their time with the electrician, he stopped breathing. The nurses were able to perform CPR, which was successful.
“It was scary,” said Bufkin. “He was breathing when we first got there, and then he stopped. It was hard for us to get to him, so we had to clear the way to do CPR. He started breathing again, and then the paramedics arrived."
Burnett said, These nurses took the Nightingale Pledge when they became nurses, and they “zealousy seek to nurse those who are ill where they may be and whenever they are in need.”
Through there care for others, our Camellia nurses were able to save a life.
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