Off-Duty Nurse Springs Into Action, Works 3 Hours To Save Fellow Plane Passenger
Nurses are angels on Earth. It’s almost as if they were specially put here to take care of us and watch over us. As the bible says in John 15:12, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
And, that’s exactly what nurses do. The environment is really different in an airplane. It gives us a unique sort of isolation. It is, after all, a pressurized tube that’s soaring thousands of feet off the ground, at an incredible speed.
However, for Morgan Anderson, who is a nurse from Asheville, North Carolina, being cut off from the rest of the world, thousands of meters in the sky has always been a phobia.
But, back in December, she faced that fear so that she could go to Salt Lake City to see the Lady Gaga concert with her mother. She even managed to doze off for a bit until an announcement came on the PA system and startled her out of her nap. The flight attendant was enquiring whether there were any nurses onboard that flight.
Morgan’s immediate thought was, “I was like, ‘Gosh, what’s wrong?’” So they, “pushed our bell.” She and Rose, who was also a nurse, went towards the front of the plane where they found a daunting situation.
A passenger, who was in his 60s, was seated, unmoving, and his head had tipped forward and he was unresponsive. “I see him, and he’s got vomit all over his shirt,” recounted Morgan. “And I looked at my mom and was like, ‘Oh no, we’ve got to help this guy!’” And that’s exactly what they did.
The team sprung into action and discovered that his blood pressure had dropped to an astonishing 56/30! A normal blood pressure would be 120/80. Rose explained that “His blood pressure was too low.”
“If somebody hadn’t done something to correct that, he probably would’ve gone into cardiac arrest and died.
” The nurses had a lot to do so they made the most of the very limited supplies that they had and ran IV fluids into the man. He regained consciousness and was able to drink water and answer questions. He was stable by the time the plane touched down. “I didn’t think I’d ever get to work with my mom because she’s approaching retirement,” said Morgan.
“As down on his luck as that guy was, he actually gave me a neat experience with my mom.” Because of the incredible work of these two nurses, the man received another shot at life.
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