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Nurse Amy Hayes. Photo by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
Nurse Amy Hayes
Amy Hayes, RN, Emergency Room nurse. Photo courtesy St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital.
St. Johnís Nurse completes Pediatric Trauma Training
by St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital
January 24, 2008

(Libby) - Amy Hayes, RN, Emergency Room nurse with St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital, recently traveled to the Denver Childrenís Hospital in Aurora, CO for pediatric trauma training. This three-day conference included hands-on training with over ten faculty physicians, review of current recommendations for managing pediatric traumas, treatment of sports injuries, burn pattern recognition, mass casualty training, evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, and signs and symptoms of child abuse. At the end of the conference, Hayes was asked to demonstrate her proficiency of pediatric emergency/trauma skills.

ďPediatric emergencies are infrequent, but do occur, in our emergency department, and I feel it is important to continue and maintain education specific to this fragile demographic,Ē stated Hayes

Hayes has been a nurse at St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital for three years, and works primarily in the Emergency Room.

ďSt. Johnís is very proactive in educating our staff, and we are always looking for additional training. It is a great asset to have a nurse at St. Johnís who has completed pediatric trauma training,Ē added Kelly Williams, RN, Acute Care/ED Manager. ďThis training is vitally important to our department. When a pediatric case comes through the emergency room doors, tension and emotions are generally high. Additional training and education is always beneficial when working through those stressful situations. Other extensive training programs and certifications held by St. Johnís nursing staff include Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, Forensic Nursing, Oncology, Critical Care, Triage, Surgical, and Obstetrical Nursing.Ē

Photo courtesy St. Johnís Lutheran Hospital


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