An excerpt from Sue's nomination form, "On her many missions, Sue learned "up close and personal" how others live and how they provide health care, however meager. She adapted her practice to fit within the culture and resources available to her. More than once the TV character Macgyver was an inspiration! Teaching and sharing has been key. Her favorite story is helping a well-meaning group of non-medical staff in Darfur transform from not knowing how to feel a pulse to a team capable of emergency blood transfusions and even minor surgeries. Showing A-B-O blood typing on the back of a metal emesis basis was the aha! moment.
Tens of thousands of under served across the world have received medical services from One Nurse's support of the "boots on the ground" nurses who have received assistance on their journeys. Hundreds of nurses have been directly helped and thousands have been inspired to serve locally, nationally and internationally."
Congratulations Sue! We will be rooting for you!
To read more information about Sue visit our website: http://onenurseatatime.org/about/sue-averill-rn/