Friday, January 29, 2010

Registered Nurses Help In Haiti

9:45 PM by sarah ·
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In the days since an earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12 left thousands dead, thousands more wounded and massive damage, tens of thousands of U.S. nurses have signed on with various organizations to offer assistance.

“Nurses are, by nature, people who want to help. There’s a lot of energy and a lot of willingness to be generous and give time,” says Elizabeth Sloand, CRNP, PhD, who has traveled to Haiti many times in her work as an assistant professor in the department of acute and chronic care at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing in Baltimore, and is preparing to return.

But she and others who are working with relief efforts say nurses who want to go to Haiti should proceed with caution, patience and understanding of what might seem like miles of bureaucratic red tape.

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