The University at Buffalo School of Nursing is on the frontlines of community service once again. This time, nursing faculty and students are helping the sick and injured during the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy downstate.
Joann M. Sands, MS, RN, UB clinical instructor of nursing travelled Thursday with seven UB nursing students to Yaphank, N.Y. on Long Island to assist with caregiving for patients who have conditions serious enough to travel to an emergency room but who are not so acutely ill that they would have to be admitted to the hospital.
“We’re setting up a medical relief area so that we can take the overflow from local ERs,” said Sands.
Sands was speaking from the John J. Foley Skilled Nursing Facility where cots were set up in preparation for the patients she was awaiting. The UB team will be based on Long Island for five days.