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DOCTOR AND NURSE—A\ first glance, maybe not but RN Bernie Stewart
discusses patient treatment with Dr. Jon Moran, emergency room resident, just as
his female counterparts do and loves it
Safety Contest Gives Gobblers
At the end of the Safety Office's
month-long contest for employees in
environmental services and dietetics,
one lucky member from each
department will get a free 20-pound
turkey to take home for the holidays.
The contest, which is designed to
promote safety awareness in all
employees, is being sponsored by the
hospital in an effort to curb the 13-20
accidents per month in the
environmental services and dietetics
Beginning at midnight. Nov. 1. and
lasting until midnight. Nov. 30. all
employees of the two departments who
have not had a job-rehated injury during
the month will be eligible for the
drawing for the holiday birds on Dec. 6.
Employees must be employed in one
of the departments for the entire
duration of the contest. Persons
employed after midnight. Nov. 1 will
not be eligible. All entries will be
Ellis To Feature
Diabetes on Radio
Two radio interviews with a Duke
physician discussing diabetes will be
broadcast on local stations today and
The interviewee is Dr. George Ellis,
assistant professor of medicine, who is
interviewed by Charles M. Braswell,
director of Duke's Radio-TV Services,
for Duke’s "Challenges in Education"
Today Ellis was to discuss
“Controlling Diabetes" at 7:45 a.m. on
WDNC, Durham; at 10:15 a.m. on
WCHL, Chapel Hill; and at 1:45 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 1, at the same times, on
the same stations, Ellis will talk on “A
Special Camp,” discussing the
Carolinas' Camp for Diab>etic Children
of which he is co-director.
Is published weekly tor Duke
University Medical Center employees,
faculty, staff, students and friends by the
Medical Center's Office of Public Relations,
Joe Sigler, director; William Erwin, medical
writer; Miss Annie Kittrell. secretary.
Public Relations Advisory Committee; Sam
A. Agnello. audiovisual education: Dr. Robert
Anderson Jr., surgery; James L. Bennett Jr..
vice president's office; Wayne Gooch,
personnel; Dr. Athos Ottolenghi. physiology
and pharmacotogy; Richard Peck, hospital
administration; Miss Isatielle Webb. RN.
nursing service; Dr. Tom C Vanaman.
microbwtogy arxJ immurx)togy
subject to verification by the medical
center s safety office.
To encourage safety awareness, the
safety office reminds all employees to
stay alert and try to prevent injuries.
The office issued these safety
guidelines for employees:
1 — Be aware of conditions in your
department which may cause an
2 — Report defective equipment to
3 — Wear protective clothing when
4 — Use safety equipment and tools
5 — Never take chances.
6 — Never Indulge in horseplay.
Any unsafe act or condition
observed by employees should be
reported to the Medical Center Safety
Office at Box 3901 or ext. 5697.
Makes Color Tapes
A Duke-VA Hospital team recently
produced a videotape series of 16
30-minute lessons on "Radiographic
Processing" at the Wood VA Center in
The videotapes will be available for
use by radiologic teaching programs
throughout the nation, including the
Radiologic Technology Program here.
Rehearsals for the color videotapes
were held in Durham prior to the
group s trip to Milwaukee. Art work and
slides incorporated into the series
were prepared by the Department of
Audiovisual Education with the
assistance of the VA Medical
Illustration Service. Location motion
picture footage was shot at the
Wilmington, Delaware plant of the E.l.
DuPont du Nemours Company.
William E. J. McKinney of DuPont
accompanied the production team and
is the lecturer-demonstrator of the
Dr. Thomas T. Thompson. VA's chief
of radiology and Cindi Kirby, technical
director of the Radiologic Technology
Program are the series producers.
Audiovisual Education Director Sam
Agnello directed the series.
Production assistants vyho traveled
to the Wood center were Floyd Willard
of the VA's MIS. Lee Pettiford and John
Crutchfield. Willard, as well as Mark
Howze shot the film footage at the
Audiovisual re-sources were
provided by AE's Wayne Williams and
Don Powell of the VA MIS. Penny
Pleasants._ audiovisual education
artist-illustrator. produced many of the
art pieces used.
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RNs hate to ask me for anything and
my head nurse and supervisor look out
for me. They would be quicker to
report any discrimination than I would. "
Far from discriminating. Stewart's
supervisors recently sent him to attend
Inservice Educations Preceptors
Course, a two-day teaching experience
which helps RNs train new personnel
as well as to help in the leadership of
staff nurses. Stewart, also the first male
to take the course, was enrolled to help
in training other male nurses and
patient care assistants.
His professional success with the
medical staff isn't much more
encouraging. "With the doctors." he
said. Tm the last person they look for
when they're looking for a nurse and
the first person they look for when they
want a bedpan. "
Pointing out the resident and intern
furn-over In the emergency room Is
high. Stewart recalled one episode
with a resident new to the area. "He
had a patient with a cardiac arrest and
he kept looking around for a nurse.
Even though 1 was standing right there,
he started shouting that he couldn't
find one. He thought 1 was an orderly or
"Finally, another resident who knew
me arrived and was told about the
problem. So, he just looked at me and
asked me to put an lV*ln the patient.
The new resident was stunned and
later took me into a corner and
The fact that he is male, he admits,
comes in handy at times, too. "The
doctors don't give me a lot of grief like
they do some of the female nurses.
Stewart noted "I guess it's because I 'm
male and have an authoritative voice.
"We (men In nursing) are in the
smallest sub-professional occupation
In the U S for men." Stewart stated.
Perhaps, because of that distinction.
Stewart questions the salaries nurses
receive, especially considering that he
Is a man and the sole provider for his
family. "It's not too good." he said,
noting that a need for more money
would be the only reason he would
leave the profession. " I might go back
to school and become an anesthesia
"As time goes on. I think nursing wll
go more toward technicians In the
specialty areas such as intensive care."
On his own, " Bernie " Stewart is
trying to help. He is concerned about
the growing need for male nurses and
about some of the problems males in
the profession have to cope with. One
of his problems is his need to work a
permanent day shift.
"1 told them when 1 came down here
that I couldn t work nights because my
wife's afraid to stay home alone at
night. If 1 did. she would just come and
stay with me." he stressed with a smile.
Tve gotten involved and written for
information from the Male Nursing
Association headquartered In
Pennsylvania. I'm trying to help In the
recruitment all I can, " he said.
The recruitment efforts must be
working. According to Stewart, the
medical center had only four or five
male nurses 18 months ago. Now there
are 14. And. just a week or so ago. the
emergency room added a second male
RN to its 21-member nursing staff.
As far as "Bernie " Stewart Is
concerned. "Duke's gone long enough
without them "
You may send ads to "Trading Post."
Box 3354. Hospital. Ads are printed
free, but we do not advertise real
estate, personal services or
commercial enterprises. Please give
your home teleptione number Duke
extensions will not be listed.
FOR SALE—Deluxe "Play Yard ' with
nylon net sides. 40 ” x 40 ", $15; portable crib
with adjustable legs and nylon nfiesh sides,
515; Ctndico baby bouncer, like new. $5;
high chair with chrome tray. $8; new Zebco
catalytic heater, $20; and ice skates (lady's
size 8 and man's size 11). $7.25 and $8.25.
Please call 383-1433.
FOR SALE—Antique banjos. Perfect
condition for playing and/or decoration. (1)
Civil War banjo, eagle brackets, engraved
and dated tailpiece $115. (2) Circa 1900
learner's banjo $110. (3) Bacon Blue
Ribtxjn gold-plated, elaborate pearl inlay,
carved heel. $350. Call 682-1392.
FOR SALE—Green tweed sofa bed. Like
new. Bought for $150—will sell for $75 or
best offer. Call 477-8333 after 5 p.m.
FOR SALE—1964 Buick LeSabre 4-door
in good condition, reliable transportation,
reasonable. Call 383-3461.
FOR SALE—1972 Champion deluxe
mobile home, 2 bedrooms, fully carpeted,
equity and take up payments. Call 383-6839
after 5 p.m.
FOR SALE—Chest of drawers; dinette/4
chairs; double bed, complete; green stuffed
chair; roll-a-way bed; end tables; lamp;
child's wardrobe; automatic washer; Singer
portable machine. Call 477-5011. See at
101 E. Maynard Ave.
FOR SALE—Fireplace wood, $30/load.
Call 383-1007 after 5 p.m. or 477-7897
before 5 p.m.
FOR SALE—21 " apt-size stove and oil
circulator. Both in good working condition.
Call 477-8855 after 5 p.m.
OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG
PUPPIES—AKC registered. Champion
bloodlines, two females left. Call 682-2068
after 6 p.m.
WORKING—J)r\\s elderly gentleman, an employee of Goodwill Industries on West
Main Street, is a deaf mute. He was so caught up in the work he was doing
mending shoes, he didnt notice that his photograph was being taken
Contributions to the United Fund go toward helping people like him learn skills
and find jobs, as well as providing support to a number of other worthwhile
community projects. (Photo by David Williamson)