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8A Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Linda Satchwell Staff Writer New Plumas District Hospital nurse Danielle Wagner stands next to a "crash cart," used for cardiac or respiratory arrest cases. Equipment includes "a defibrillator and equipment and meds used in a code situation," Wagner explained. Photo by Linda Satchwell Danielle Wagner is a new nurse at Plumas District Hos- pital. She's not new at the hos- pital, though. She worked in the lab for three years prior to completing her B.S. in nurs- ing at University of Nevada- Reno in December. This is her second degree; she received her first, in biol- ogy, from Duquesne Universi- ty in Pittsburgh, Pa. According to Linda Jame- son, chief nursing officer at PDH, Wagner is already im- pressing hospital staff. In March, an advanced car- diopulmonary life support course was offered, and even though she was fresh out of school, tl e hospital put Wagn- er through it. ! 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Serving Northern California since 1987 In mid-March, she passed degree allowed her to do that. the rigorous ACLS test, which "It's a very honorable and prepares her to work on car- humbling profession, and I'm diac arrest cases or other car- glad to be a part of it," she diopulmonary emergencies, said, adding that her trips to Jameson, clearly im- Nigeria were life changing for pressed, said she was a nurse her. for a year-and-a-half before "The conditions that people she attempted that course her- live with" there and the lack self. : of opportunities, especially Wagner said it had "always for women, are things we take been in the back of my head," for granted, said Wagner. to go to nursing school. While These were strong motivators she found lab work interest- in focusing her own goals. ing, she was drawn to nursing She feels "almost an obliga- because there is more people tion to help," adding that she interaction, along with the op- is "very privileged to have portunity to help others, gone to college, and it's impor- Wagner traveled to Nigeria tant to give back." twice with a healthcare team Wagner moved tO Quincy from World Health Vision, six years ago with her hus- where she helped the group band, who came here to at- screen approximately 4,000 tend Feather River College. patients for diabetes and hy- They loved the town, so they pertension, built a house and are "here to The team also provided this stay," she said. underserved population with Wagner loves the small free medicine, vitamins and community feeling she gets other medical supplies, in: here. 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