4 nurses who have saved lives while off the job

Four nurses who have saved lives outside the workplace:

1. Ivan Escobar, an emergency room nurse at Chicago-based Saint Anthony Hospital, ran out of his car Sept. 25 to treat a wounded man who had been hit by a stray bullet while driving, ABC 7 reported. Mr. Escobar used a teddy bear to apply pressure to the wound, located between the man's eyes, and didn't leave the victim until other help arrived. 

2. Rekeitha Larvadain, a neonatal intensive care unit nurse in New Orleans, stopped her car to perform CPR on an unresponsive child in July, reviving him by the time an ambulance arrived, local CBS affiliate 10News WTSP reported. The 4-year-old boy started having breathing problems, so his mother pulled over, unsuccessfully administering CPR until Ms. Larvadain took over. Ms. Larvadain had just been recertified in CPR the previous day.

3. Beverly Miller, a nurse at Lebanon (Pa.) VA Medical Center, found an unconscious man on the side of the road Aug. 8 and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived, NBC affiliate WGAL reported. The man had been jogging when he experienced cardiac arrest. Ms. Miller performed CPR for 15 minutes after discovering the man had no pulse.

4. Patricia Smith, RN, saved the life of a motorcyclist after his leg was cut off in an accident, according to Fox 61. Ms. Smith rushed over to the man and created a tourniquet, stopping the man's bleeding.

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