Bayhealth Celebrates Emergency Nurses Week

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Nurse Laura Bell-Burkett.

Released by Bayhealth Medical Center

Whether it’s treating a broken arm or responding to a heart attack, emergency nurses help you when you need them the most! Bayhealth will celebrate the contributions of emergency nurses during Emergency Nurses Week, October 9 -15, and with Emergency Nurses Day on Wednesday, October 12.

“Emergency nurses specialize in quick assessment and treatment when every second counts, particularly during the initial phase of an acute illness or trauma. Emergency nurses tackle a wide range of medical issues with professionalism, efficiency and caring,” said Bayhealth Emergency Department Director Pat Fuller, MEd, BSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC.

According to Fuller, emergency nursing is a highly diverse specialty requiring nurses to have a broad range of general and specific medical knowledge. Emergency nurses are equipped to treat issues running the gamut from a sore throat to a heart attack. Many emergency nurses acquire additional certifications in the areas of trauma nursing, pediatric nursing, and various areas of injury prevention. Emergency nurses continually update their education to stay informed of the latest trends, issues, and procedures in medicine today.
Bayhealth provides 24-hour care in its Emergency and Trauma Services Departments at Kent General Hospital in Dover, Delaware and Milford Memorial Hospital in Milford, Delaware. In addition, Bayhealth will soon open a new E.D. at Smyrna-Clayton Medical Services.

“Bayhealth is proud of the exceptional job that our emergency nurses do each day caring for the more than 80,000 patients and their families that we serve annually. The next time you see an emergency nurse, please let him or her know how much they’re appreciated,” said Fuller.