During a health coaching appointment, a client began to describe the most intense headache he had ever experienced. Ever since this incident, he had been experiencing pain in his left arm, jaw and chest. As a nurse of 23 years, I recognized the many signs his body was giving him and most importantly it was telling him something was seriously wrong. I immediately made the decision to send him to the ER.
Fast forward a week later, it was brought to my attention that I had recently "saved a life". The next time I saw this individual, the first words out of his mouth were "Thank you". The cardiac doctor discovered he had a 95% blockage at what is called the "widow-maker". They placed a stent and immediately the symptoms subsided. The doctor informed him that he had no longer than 2 more days until a massive heart attack took place. TargetCare had a presence in this specific workplace and as a provider, I was in the right place at the right time. I was able to make a huge difference in someone's life--and that is a gift for both of us."
-TargetCare Nurse Practitioner