Allen Nurses Provide Care at "Thunder in the Valley" Air Show

October 14, 2011

altWATERLOO, Iowa — Twelve nurse volunteers from Allen College and Allen Hospital provided on site care for participants in the “Thunder in the Valley” air show held in altWaterloo on August 27 and 28.  Allen College chancellor Dr. Jerry Durham recruited and coordinated the volunteers who provided care in cooperation with the Waterloo Fire Department which had an emergency services vehicle and personnel on site at all times.  The Allen nurse volunteers provided care from a alt38-foot mobile health clinic loaned to the College for the event by Des Moines University.  According to Chancellor Durham, about 40 air show participants sought care for such minor health problems as sun burn, heat exhaustion, headache, tooth ache, abrasions, insect stings, and eye inflammation.  Three individuals were transferred by emergency personnel to Allen Hospital for conditions requiring medical care.

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