Yale New Haven hospital nurse receives quality award for aiding crash victim

A nurse at Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital, part of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health, received a quality award from hospital leaders after helping a man who crashed his motorcycle, according to the CTPost.

Vallerie Push, a nurse in the hospital's medical intensive care unit, was driving to the park with her husband when they saw a man who had crashed his motorcycle, according to a letter from a co-worker who detailed Ms. Push's efforts. 

"The rider was alone, lying on the highway and in serious condition," the letter read. "Without hesitation, they pulled over and Vallerie ran to help him. Instinctively, she kneeled by his side, held his hand and comforted him."

Ms. Push saw the man had hurt his leg and made him a tourniquet using her scarf.

The man was safely transported to the hospital, and the letter credited Ms. Push's quick response for helping him get treated without further injuries.

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