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S.J. nurse headed for tsunami zone
San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sun, Jan. 09, 2005 | Glennda Chui

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.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: disasterrelief; indonesia; nurses; sanjose; tsunami

1 posted on 01/09/2005 5:37:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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I wish I could read the entire article but it requires registration.

An RN at the hospital I work at tried and ran into brick walls at every turn.

2 posted on 01/09/2005 5:46:47 PM PST by lindor (If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of Progress?)
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