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6/8/2016 12:00:00 AM PACIFIC
Updated: 6/8/2016 4:25:03 PM PACIFIC
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Gritman RNs earn emergency nurse pediatric course instructor status
MOSCOW — Gritman Medical Center emergency nurse Linda Darby, RN, and Emergency Department Director, Nicole Wheaton, RN, validated their competencies as Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Instructors.

The validation for instructor status is earned only after demonstrating high proficiency and competency in caring for pediatric patients in the ER and passing the course with high percentages. 

In addition to the two RNs becoming certified instructors for the Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course, five Gritman staff members also completed the course.  There is a now a total of 16 nurses who hold Emergency Nurse Pediatric certifications.

The availability of Gritman-based instructors to teach the course and skills follows the Emergency Nurse Association best practices for evidenced-based medicine and will allow for additional health care providers in the area to become certified. 

Specialty certification is a mark of distinction that highlights professional accomplishments and a commitment to the highest level of, and latest developments in, patient care. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

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