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FOTB: No small operation: Boom keeps operating room’s chief nurse hopping

August 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The day that Sue Erling arrived in Williston in September 2010, she was surrounded by trucks.
No longer the sleepy outpost she remembered as a young girl, the native North Dakotan was fresh off a year of working as a nurse in Fairbanks…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Charges filed against ex-jail nurse accused of abusing inmate

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A former nurse at the Cass County Jail who is accused of sexually abusing a male inmate faces two felony charges.
The nurse, who was fired a month ago, is also accused of giving prohibited items, such as a cellphone, to the inmate she’s …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Officer acquitted of assault; police launch investigation

August 1, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Woodbury Police Department will launch an internal investigation into the actions of Officer Vickie Braman, who was found not guilty of assaulting a Two Harbors nurse Monday in Lake County Court. Continue Reading

A glimpse into military life and death

May 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

This post is about one particularly hard day, meant only to give you a glimpse of what it is like here and how we cope with what we see.
It was 0830 and I was in my office working on some useless spreadsheet when my pager went off. It said “Ax1, GSW APH ETA 10 m.” This translates to incomingone injured, life threatening (Alpha), Gun Shot Wound, coming by Apache Helicopter, Estimated Time of Arrival, 10 minutes. Continue Reading

‘Extraordinary’ nurse recognized at SWMC

August 15, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Missy Gruis, a home care nurse at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, had received work emails about Sanford’s DAISY Award, which recognizes extraordinary efforts in nursing, and had perhaps given thought to nominating one of her co-workers, but she never thought she’d be on the receiving end of the honor. Continue Reading

Vision of new hospital in Dickinson gets clearer

August 20, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

St. Joseph’s Hospital officials are putting together a plan to build a new hospital on 40 acres in west Dickinson that was purchased by Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns the hospital, in July 2010.
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Nurses from across Minnesota to rally at Capitol

June 2, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

A contingent of nearly 100 nurses from all across Minnesota will join forces with RNs from 31 other states to gather outside the White House, picket the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and rally near Congress on June 6 and 7 to call for a new, Main Street Contract for the American People. Continue Reading

Fourth Twin Cities nurse accused of stealing drugs

March 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Prosecutors say a Shakopee nurse was high on Vicodin stolen from a patient when she crashed her car in Burnsville and injured a man. Continue Reading

Twin Cities nurse charged with taking painkiller from patient

February 10, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minnesota nurse who was supposed to sedate a patient before surgery instead took most of the painkillers for herself and told the patient to “man up” – giving him such a small dose of medication that he was writhing in pain on the operating table, according to criminal charges filed Wednesday. Continue Reading&

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‘Frustrated and tired’” Longtime Sanford nurse says mandatory overtime may be putting employees, patients at risk

January 15, 2011 in INFORUM

Nancy Buchl was tired when she left work at Sanford Hospital after being required to remain four hours past her 12-hour shift in the Family Birth Center. Continue Reading