Kristina DeVore

Kristina DeVore

Kristina DeVore, RN, BSN

Orthopaedics
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids (IA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
United States

If it had not been for Kristina's nursing skill, I do not really know what my outcome could have been. I was visiting my wife in the evening when Kristina came into my wife's room and my wife was asleep and Kristina asked how she was and I said, "about the same." She then asked how I was doing and I said, "fine now that I have taken a shot of nitro". I was feeling pressure in my chest and Kristina threw up a red flag and told me not to move and she went and got a blood pressure cuff and said we were going downstairs, as it wasn't looking good. The outcome was that I had 70% blockage and had to have two stents put in. If it hadn't been for Kristina's skill kicking in and looking out for one's own health, I am not sure what could have happened if I hadn't said something and I had left for home and I had a heart attack as no one was home to help me. Thanks Kristina as I will never forget you.