Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Northwest Hospital Celebrates Emergency Nurses Week

Now through October 16, LifeBridge Health is celebrating Emergency Nurses Week. Northwest Hospital is marking the occasion with a festive educational fair for its Northwest ER-7 staff.

There are about 70 registered nurses (RNs), 40 techs, ten administrative care coordinators (ACCs) and ten companions who work in the emergency room at Northwest Hospital. All serve key roles in ensuring that patients receive the emergency care they need.

“We’re proud of our ER team, and are happy to have a week to formally recognize their hard work,” says Nelson Figueroa, RN, director of emergency services. “Being able to successfully handle emergency medical situations takes special dedication and focus, and we are thankful that our nurses and staff give their all at work.”

Throughout the week, all shifts of ER-7 staff will be able to visit the fair to tour interactive, educational exhibits. These exhibits cover topics as diverse as recognizing when an ER patient may be a victim of domestic violence to joining the Emergency Nurses Association to attracting future generations to the nursing profession.
-Holly Hosler

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