Every Minnesotan is familiar with piling on coats, hats, mittens and other clothing to stay protected from the elements during the winter months. So far this year HCMC has treated at least 78 patients with complications from hypothermia – literally meaning “low (body) temperature.” No one plans to become hypothermic; car trouble, walking home from a party, or a slip and fall on the ice are just a few ways people inadvertently get over-exposed to the harsh cold.
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HCMC nurse returns to active duty; asks fellow officers, colleagues to perform commissioning ceremony in Emergency Department
Melissa Conner, RN, is returning to active military duty and on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, she got an official sendoff from her colleagues in Hennepin County Medical Center’s (HCMC) emergency department.
“Unfortunately for us one of our brightest nurses has decided to follow her dream and return to active duty Air Force in the Nurse Corps,” explains Alvin Sangma, RN, one of the Clinical Care Supervisor in HCMC’s Emergency Department, where Melissa Conner has worked since April. “But we’re awfully proud of her!” Continue reading