Nurse saves 80-year-old man on her way home

The incident occurred when Shoshani arrived at her regular bus stop and saw an elderly man lying on the ground.

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December 21, 2010 05:21
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Nurse Josiann Shoshani hugs 80-year-old Avraham Ro

Nurse Josiann Shoshani hugs 80yr old Avraham Rosenberg 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

On her way home a week ago, Emek Medical Center neonatal department nurse Josiann Shoshani saved a man’s life. On Sunday, she visited him in the Afula hospital’s cardiology department and hugged the 80-year-old, who was already fully conscious and doing well.

The incident occurred when Shoshani arrived at her regular bus stop and saw an elderly man lying on the ground. She rushed toward him, asked bystanders what had happened and was told that he had “just collapsed.”

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As she saw he was turning blue and had no pulse, she bent over him without a second thought and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation; one of the passersby helped her.

When a Magen David Adom ambulance arrived, paramedics treated him and rushed him to Emek’s catheterization room in serious condition.

The man, Avraham Rosenberg of Upper Nazareth, was treated in the cardiology department for a week, and when he regained consciousness, he asked to see the woman who had saved his life. Told that she was an Emek nurse, he asked the staff and his family to bring her in so he could thank her personally.

The encounter was very emotional, said observers, with a lot of hugging.

Shoshani said that while she was used to working with tiny babies, she regularly underwent hospital refresher courses in resuscitation for adults as well. She said she was glad to have been “in the right place at the right time.”


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