Memorial Hospital News
Emergency Department nurses complete trauma training
All of Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department nurses recently passed the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). The ENA provides TNCC education in order to identify a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. According to the ENA Web site, nurses who complete the course will earn “cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills” necessary when providing trauma care in an emergency department setting.
According to Corey Leber, R.N., director of the Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, completing the TNCC will enhance the care provided from the department.
“Emergency nurses are essential to any team providing trauma care,” he said. “By completing this course, our nurses have refined their core trauma care delivery skills.”
Lisa Relford, Heather Vargo and Tonya Emrich.
TNCC is a 20-hour nursing course that is voluntary to Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department nurses. The fact that each of its full-time nurses has completed the course is significant.
“I am very proud that our department has collectively demonstrated this commitment to providing excellent care to our patients. It is critical that we function as a team, and completing the TNCC together has strengthened our collaborative resolve,” added Leber.
The Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 by board-certified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and emergency nurses. The department also has access to on-staff physicians who specialize in fields such as critical care, infectious disease, orthopedics, pediatrics and many others. In 2010, the department underwent a $1.7 million complete renovation, which created an enhanced patient care environment, and has improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit memorialhcs.org.