Wisconsin nurse saves man who overdosed in Walgreens parking lot

Licensed practical nurse Donna Davis sprang into action March 8 when she encountered an unresponsive man in the parking lot of a Walgreens store in Milwaukee, reports CBS affiliate WTVR.

'"He had no color, no pulse, nothing," she told the station. "He didn't look like he was breathing."

A woman who was with the unconscious man said he had taken heroin. Ms. Davis, who is studying to become a registered nurse, yelled for someone to grab Narcan from the Walgreens pharmacy.

The man regained consciousness after receiving the opioid overdose antidote, along with CPR from Ms. Davis.

"At the end of the day, I was only trying to do the right thing — and I would do it again for anybody," she told WTVR.

More articles on clinical leadership and infection control:
5 ways bedside nurses can improve antibiotic stewardship
10 most common sentinel events of 2018
Antibiotic, PPI use may increase pediatric C. diff risk

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 


IC Database-3

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months