April 16th, 2013
01:38 AM ET

Nurses' trauma experience helped wounded

Of all the Boston Marathons he's worked - and he's done a half-dozen of them - Stephen Segatore figured this one would be pretty easy.

The weather was cool, so the runners probably wouldn't be at much risk for heat stroke or dehydration. Maybe he'd help people with muscle cramps or twisted ankles, but not much more than that.

Segatore, a nurse for 18 years, started his day Monday with the elite athletes in Medical Tent B toward the start of the race. Once those runners were well on their way, he transferred to Tent A at the finish line. He was talking to a group of doctors and nurses when they heard the first explosion.


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  1. saywhat

    hats off to the first responders as always.

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