Medical interventions focus of two free talks in Bellingham

“The Realities of Advanced Medical Interventions” will be the focus of two upcoming free presentations open to the public.

Nurses Cathy McConechy and Koala Connelly, who have decades of experience working in intensive care units, will discuss what advance medical interventions mean to patients and their families.

The first event is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at WWU’s Fairhaven College Auditorium, 516 High St. It is hosted by Western Washington University’s Palliative Care Institute.

The second event is at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Events are done in partnership with Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement.

The nurses also will talk about actual outcomes for patients for the short and long term, organizers said. Participants will learn about CPR, mechanical ventilation, dialysis and medicine to support blood pressure. There will be time for people to ask questions.

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Kie Relyea