Teacher and student
The Boston Globe / Boston.com
Asking for help
Julia called out to another nurse for assistance with her patient, a 55-year-old man who had just undergone surgery to remove a 25-pound tumor from his abdomen. ICU patients have so many needs that each nurse cares for no more than two, and they are quick to ask for help if a patient's vital signs suddenly crash.
(Globe Staff Photo / Michele McDonald)