Nurses get professional training at conference

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Nurses and nursing students from all across Region 8 got a healthy dose of professional training on Friday.

They converged on Saint Bernards Auditorium for the first-ever nursing professionals' conference.

Among the speakers was Jonesboro Police Officer Blake Bristow who discussed ways nurses could protect themselves when treating those admitted for drugs.

"It can help these nurses know what to do when their saving somebody's life if someone's coming in with maybe a drug overdose or it might help their safety knowing the side effects and what to look for in somebody that may be a drug user," said Officer Bristow.

Organizers hope to hold this event every year.

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