Jun 8, 2011
“Everyone knew what to do…”
Carol Gugerty has a story of teamwork and quick-thinking that is a real tribute to the employees of KSB Hospital. I invited her to share it here on The Pulse.
Carol Gugerty, Chief Nursing Officer
Around 6:30 a.m. Monday a few employees were arriving to start the work week, and a few were leaving after a night shift; just like a normal day. But it wasn’t a normal day. A man pulled in to the top of the parking deck with a very ill passenger. Brandy from Lab was near her car when she was frantically flagged down by the driver. Brandy went to the car and found an elderly woman who was in serious duress.
A Code Blue was called and a call went to 911 reporting the location and situation. KSB Hospital staff inside the building sprung into action. Shad and Dave from Respiratory; Menchu from ICU; Kathy from ER; Anita the nursing coordinator; and Theresa, Alyse and Lorna from Med/Surg responded. Together they started CPR on the parking deck and brought the patient to ER where she was put on a ventilator.
The reality of the medical profession is that you may be called upon without any notice. Special thanks to Brandy, Shad, Dave, Menchu, Anita, Kathy, Theresa, Alyse, and Lorna for their professionalism and quick thinking. When every second counts, the people of KSB are ready to serve. Thank you to all who provide excellent care, especially in emergency situations.