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Nurses trained as part of ongoing Level IV certification


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A Trauma Nursing Core Course instructor demonstrates an immobilization technique on Laura Salard while Natalia Jabusch observes. Eight Wrangell Medical Center nurses recently successfully completed the course as part of ongoing efforts to secure Level IV Trauma registry certification for the hospital.

Eight Wrangell nurses recently completed a course aimed at certifying them to better assist local trauma victims.

The training is part of the ongoing hospital push to seek a level IV trauma certification for the Medical Center. Nursing Director Denise McPherson said the hospital is almost two-thirds of the way through the process of obtaining the certification, and the final review in preparation to receive the designation could happen in February 2015. Officials started the drive late last year, saying the certification would bring a higher level of trauma care to Wrangell, and that it cou...

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