Miramichi celebrates Emergency Nurses Week

One of the first health care professionals you will meet and speak to in a hospital emergency department is a nurse. Emergency nurses at the Miramichi Regional Hospital will be celebrating Emergency Nurses Week by promoting this nursing specialty and recognizing their contribution to the health and safety of Miramichi citizens.

This year the National Emergency Nurses Affiliation (NENA) of Canada is celebrating Emergency Nurses week October 5-11. Emergency Nurses day is Wednesday, October 8. This year’s theme “Emergency Nurses…Simply the Best!” reflects the dedication of emergency nurses in the Miramichi and around the world.

In Miramichi, nurses provided patient care as well as a supportive and a caring atmosphere to 42,087 patients from April 2007 to March 2008. Their special training provides them the skills to make critical decisions affecting patient care. Some of these skills include advanced cardiac care, trauma care, sexual assault examinations, and advanced emergency children’s care.

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