Update: Corzine's seat belt warning: 'I should be dead'

  1. seems he learned his lesson....

    corzine's seat belt warning: 'i should be dead'

    seriously injured n.j. governor gives message ahead of memorial day travel

    trenton, n.j. - "i'm new jersey gov. jon corzine, and i should be dead."
    so begins corzine's public service announcement promoting seat belt use, which is being released thursday. the governor was seriously injured in an april 12 car crash in which he wasn't wearing a seat belt.

    corzine worked with the national highway transportation safety administration on the message, which was released to coincide with memorial day weekend travel...
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   UM Review RN
    The PSA would probably have even more impact (sorry for the pun) if it showed a comparison on cost to buckle up vs. the cost of his hospitalization and rehab.
  4. by   prmenrs
    I saw the clip on the news this am; apparently, his docs took care of him all by themselves. No nurses, no RTs, no OR techs, no lab support.....

    Amazing.
  5. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from prmenrs
    I saw the clip on the news this am; apparently, his docs took care of him all by themselves. No nurses, no RTs, no OR techs, no lab support.....

    Amazing.
    Then I vote that the doc who gave the news conference gets the Nurse's Golden Trout Award of the Week: Here's your prize, Dr.:trout:
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Interesting.
  7. by   nrsang97
    Quote from prmenrs
    I saw the clip on the news this am; apparently, his docs took care of him all by themselves. No nurses, no RTs, no OR techs, no lab support.....

    Amazing.

    My husband and I saw the public service announcement on CNN and I was mad when he didn't mention nurses. My husband just looked at me. I said the same things you did. The nurses are at bedside 24/7 NOT the doc. I think he at least should have mentioned them. Amazing what docs can do these days without nurses, and other ancillary staff.
  8. by   Megsd
    Heh. I watched that, noticed he paused after "team of doctors and" and thought "ooh, here's where he'll mention everybody else. But alas, this was not the case.

    Of course, if you want to be a pollyanna, maybe the nurses are the "miracles" he mentioned? Doubtful, but optimistic!

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