BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Performing CPR and calling a code. An OSF Healthcare nurse said she acted intentionally to help a slumped-over man.
“[I] had noticed a man, kind of walking around the surgical family waiting room,” said Jenni Erlandson, CI Hero. “He looked lost. So I asked him where he needed to go and took him to his destination.”
It was on the way back from that kind gesture where she found a fellow employee slumped over in a chair.
“He wasn’t breathing,” said Erlandson. “Checked his pulse. Shook him. Checked his breathing. Nothing.”
As Erlandson and a team of other medical professionals transferred their coworker to the ground, she instructed others to call a code blue and the charge nurse.
“It was just a quick response by everybody,” said Erlandson.
She’s credited with saving the man’s life. Her quick actions also led to her receiving the Daisy Award. It’s a recognition program honoring the work of extraordinary nurses.
“You never know when you will come across someone who will need your help,” said Erlandson.
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