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Gambian-American nurse recognized in the US for critical intervention in hospital



Gambian-American nurse recognized in the US for critical intervention in hospital

Fatoumatta Touray, a Gambian-American working as a nurse at CHI Immanuel hospital in Nebraska has been recognized by her employers for activating the Rapid Response team after recognizing symptoms of a stroke which prevented major damage. Recognizing Fatoumatta and her colleagues for the ‘great work’, CHI Immanuel hospital wrote on their Facebook page: “What happens if you begin to have a stroke while already in the hospital? At CHI Health Immanuel we ensure that all patients receive emergency care during an acute stroke. Recently progressive critical care nurse, Fatoumata Touray, activated the Rapid Response team after identifying signs and symptoms of a stroke for a patient already in the hospital. Wendell Barbee, Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse and Supervisor, was presented with the Brain Saver award for the care he delivered! He successfully delivered TPA, a clot busting medication, to the patient in just 49 minutes from identification of stroke-like symptoms. The current recommended timeline is 60 minutes or less”. Fatoumatta Touray who is married to Gunjur native, Sainey Darboe, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Creighton University.




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