4 nurses who have saved lives off the job

Below are four nurses who have continued to save lives outside of the hospital. 

1. An Oklahoma nurse on a plane to Miami saved another passenger's life mid-flight this past October, ABC7 News reported. Vonda Williams, RN, a nurse with nearly 25 years of experience, performed CPR on a lifeless man sitting in front of her. She, along with other passengers with medical backgrounds, continued to treat the man with a medical kit the airplane had after he began breathing again. "I would do it again if I had to in a second," Ms. Williams told ABC7 News.

2. Debbie Marquez, RN, a pediatric nurse practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente facility in San Jose, Calif., saved a man's life while at a movie theater, according to The Silicon Valley Voice. The man's companions shouted for help after the man's heart stopped. Ms. Marquez immediately began performing CPR, while other moviegoers called 911 and searched for a defibrillator. The nurse administered shocks once a defibrillator was found. When emergency providers arrived, they said the man's heart had started beating normally again. 

3. An off-duty nurse saved a pulseless woman hit by a car in Olympia, Wash., KIRO 7 reported. The unnamed nurse performed CPR on the woman until paramedics arrived. The patient was breathing upon arrival to Olympia-based Providence St. Peter Hospital.

4. Julia Rouse, RN, received a prestigious nursing pin from the man she saved last summer while off duty, Fox 46 Charlotte reported. The man went into cardiac arrest while cycling. Ms. Rouse approached the scene after seeing other riders surrounding the man. The biker barely had a pulse, so Ms. Rouse performed life-saving CPR.   

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