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Self-defense instructors offer discounted rate for healthcare workers following death of nurse practitioner

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MENOMONEE FALLS (CBS 58) -- A local self defense business says they have been flooded with calls from nurses and healthcare organizations since the murder of Carlie Beaudin, a nurse practitioner, who was killed in a parking garage at Froedert Hospital on January 25. 

MK Protection Strategies, based out of Menomonee Falls, offered two free workshops for healthcare workers that quickly filled up, so now they are offering discounted workshops for healthcare workers and say many have been reaching out. 

"People that are experiencing these same things as this victim encountered in a dark parking garage or people that have to walk outside in the dark, alone at night," said Malissa Misch, managing member MK protection strategies

Self-defense is one of the things Gina Dennick-Champion of the Wisconsin Nurses Association thinks nurses should do. 

“These parking lots can be viewed as extension of workplace," she said. 

She also believes parking garages should have panic buttons, cameras that are constantly monitored and if nurses are leaving by themselves, she suggests that someone be with them. 

"It happens to many individuals, where you're leaving late, where people aren't coming and going, and maybe, maybe the hospital systems could provide some sort of escort," said Champion. 

Mk Protection Strategies is offering several self-defense classes over the next few months. For a schedule, click here. 


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