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Old 01-13-2010, 03:03 PM
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Haven't found much about nurses in Haiti. Here's one story. My heart goes out to everyone dealing with the devastation.

Chicago nurses survive Haiti quake, now using broomsticks as splints for trauma victims

By Associated Press
2:13 PM CST, January 13, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) ? A group of Chicago nurses has been thrust into the devastation in Haiti that resulted from a powerful earthquake.

The 24 medical personnel and staff was due home Wednesday, after a weeklong trip providing primary care to villagers. The nurses survived Tuesday's quake unscathed, and are trying to provide makeshift trauma care to severely wounded residents. That means using broomsticks for splints to treat broken bones and T-shirts for bandages.

Two of the nurses are from Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. Mary Gomez is a nurse there who was on the same trip this time last year. She says her friends have e-mailed that they're OK. But they're "struggling to keep it together."

Gomez says the nurses are unsure when they'll be able to get back home.
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