Army Nurse - Stacy Kaczmarek

external image USA-Nurse-1.jpgUS Army nurse gives a solider an injection to guard against potential virus's found in the Pacific Island Areas.
2. World War II was much different then any other war for Army Nurses. Over 59,000 American nurses served in the army nurse corps. They worked closer to the font lines then ever before. They would serve under fire in field hospitals and evacuation hospitals, on hospital trains and hospital ships, and as flight nurses on medical transport planes. Because of the skill and dedication of the nurses, there was fewer than 4 percent of the American soldiers who received medical care in the field or underwent evacuation died from wounds or disease. More than 2,000 nurses trained in a six-month course designed to teach them how to administer inhalation anesthesia, blood and blood derivatives, and oxygen therapy as well as how to recognize, prevent, and treat shock.