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Community Memorial Hospital emergency nurses Cheryl Schilla (left) and Valerie Zack pose with Emergency Nurses Association President JoAnn Lazarus during the 2013 Emergency Nurses Annual Conference in Nashville. The two nurses said they learned a lot and came back with renewed energy for their jobs. Contributed Photo

Nurses play important role on emergency medical team

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Nurse Valerie Zack doesn't usually watch medical shows on television because it's too frustrating.

"They're not that accurate and they glamorize," Zack said. "And sometimes they show doctors doing procedures they would never do."


"They're soap operas with doctors," added fellow emergency nurse Cheryl Schilla.

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