August 1, 2013

Surviving a disaster: Nurses recall Moore’s fierce tornado

By: OR Manager

It had been a busy morning in the OR at Moore Medical Center in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20. By 3 pm, the surgery patients had left the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) and gone home. PACU nurses Debra Breshears, RN, and Barbra Barrow, RN, were getting ready to leave when they heard an alert that a tornado was in Newcastle, some 12 miles away.

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