Florence Nightingale

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  • Florence Nightingale
    • Before the Crimean War
      • Trained in Germany as a nurse
      • Became Superintendent of Nurses in a London hospital
    • In the Crimea
      • Concentrated in cleaning the hospital and patients
      • Death-rate in the hospital fell from 40% of wounded to 2%
      • Florence and her nurses worked at the hospital rather than visiting the front line of fighting
    • After the Crimean War
      • Her work concentrated on cleanliness and providing fresh air
    • Her nursing schools concentrated on training nurses in very practical skills
  • Training of nurses focused on hygiene and cleanliness to prevent infections and diseases spreading in hosiptals
    • After the Crimean War
      • Her work concentrated on cleanliness and providing fresh air

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