Tuesday, January 7, 2014

In The Line Of Duty

Nurse.com celebrated the life of Gail Sandidge, RN, yesterday; Gail was killed while performing her job in an ambulatory surgery center in Longview, Texas, last month. 

Gail was stabbed by the son of a patient who was having surgery that morning.  In all, this man stabbed five people and two of them died.  The other fatal casualty was a man waiting to take his son home.

You can read the full story here.

When I think about nurses being in danger of violence at work, I don't think of ambulatory surgery centers as being a place of risk.  This is a good reminder that anything can happen any time.

My heart goes out to the family of this nurse, Gail Sandidge, who I know are still trying to recovery from this tragedy.

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