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Sisters in Crime (Local Chapter) Meeting.

Medical, ER, and Paramedic Procedures: Getting it Right!

with Mary Welk

Does your WIP include a scene set in the ER or involving paramedics? Are you wondering if you've got your drug and/or other medical facts right? This presentation will include information on everything from allergic reactions and heart attacks to trauma injuries, drug overdoses, and electrical shocks. Have a question you'd like answered during the presentation? Send it to Mary Welk at and she'll address it at the March 22nd meeting.

BIO Mary Welk’s background includes almost 20 years working as an ER nurse. She’s been an instructor to nurses, paramedics, and doctors in the field of advance cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) her retirement from the ER in 2009. She’s done ride-alongs with paramedics, served as an observer/recorder for three regional disaster drills, and attended the Illinois Terrorism Conference

Check out Mary’s blog -- Cicero's Children -- where one of the things she does is answer medical questions for writers, like what would happen if your hero pulled the plug on a ventilator in an ICU, or what do paramedics do when they get to a crime scene. You can check out the blog for past medical posts.

Light refreshments served. Guests welcome.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison St.
60130-1502 Forest Park
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