Hospital celebrates Emergency Nurse Week

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

    Warwick — In recognition of the nationwide celebration of Emergency Nurse Week, St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick will acknowledge those health care professionals who go the extra mile under stressful and intense situations to offer compassion, understanding and expertise in times of crisis. Recent events in Louisiana and Texas have once again emphasized the importance of emergency medical personnel as front line providers of disaster aid. According to the Emergency Nurses Association, emergency nurses act with compassion and respect for human dignity and the uniqueness of individuals they are treating. They maintain competence within and accountability for emergency nursing practice. The nurses act to protect the individual when health care and safety are threatened, they exercise sound judgment in responsibility, delegating and seeking consultation. Emergency nurses respect individual’s rights to privacy and they work to improve public health and secure access to health care for all. “These nurses have treated multiple victims of bus accidents, are prepared for potential acts of terrorism, treat adult and pediatric victims of abuse, initiate life-saving procedures for cardiac patients, and are trained for everything in between,” said Thomas Flynn, R.N., nurse manager of emergency services. The staff of the hospital’s emergency department provides care to 11,000 patients every year. “The Emergency Room staff is a hard working dedicated group of individuals,” said Flynn. “It makes me proud to be a part of their team.”