Skip to comments.S.J. nurse headed for tsunami zone
Posted on 01/09/2005 5:37:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
Jeanie Schmidt, a trauma nurse who works at Kaiser hospitals in Santa Clara and Oakland, considers herself one of the lucky ones: She was headed to the tsunami disaster zone Saturday with a group of 25 doctors and nurses from a relief organization.
But many other medical workers have been frustrated in their desire to offer hands-on help. The logistics of getting there are daunting, and relief groups are swamped with experienced volunteers.
``There are so many of us who want to get there and help,'' Schmidt said Friday, as she scrambled to buy medical supplies, hiking boots, a water purification system and a long list of other items she will need to be self-sufficient during the next few weeks.
(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...
An RN at the hospital I work at tried and ran into brick walls at every turn.
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