Kanabec Hospital’s Staff Gets Trauma Training

Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 10:45 am

Training is a key component in being able to provide the best in healthcare and Kanabec Hospital has made learning situations even more true-to-life for its Emergency and Ambulance departments.  As a part of Kanabec Hospital’s ongoing commitment to the highest quality of patient care, Kanabec Hospital nursing staff has participated in a Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

TNCC is a two day course developed by the Emergency Nurse’s Association. TNCC was scheduled in Mora at Grace Lutheran Church on Monday and Tuesday, November 22 and 23rd.  The purpose of the course is to present Hospital nurses with core knowledge on trauma care, refine trauma skills and develop a standardized approach to the trauma patient.  Kanabec Hospital applied for a grant to host the state sponsored course. Participants included nurses from Mora, Crosby and Duluth.

Trauma is one of the leading causes of death especially in the pediatric and younger adult population. The hospital is dedicated to providing a high standard of care for trauma patients and stabilizing them for transport to a Trauma center.  The Hospital participates in the state-wide trauma system. Time is critical when caring for trauma patients and Kanabec Hospital nurses are dedicated to being a first line of defense for trauma patients in the community.

According to Jill Sawyer, Kanabec Hospital Emergency Department Supervisor, TNCC will provide immeasurably valuable knowledge and skills to Kanabec Hospital’s emergency personnel, which will aid the Hospital in its commitment to patient care.  “Training is paramount,” Sawyer explains, “emergency medical professionals perform the way they are trained.  The best training equates to the best care.”

Kanabec Hospital is located at the intersection of Highway 23 and 65 in Mora.  Main telephone numbers are 320-679-1212, 320-629-9993 and 800-245-5671.  More information is available at www.kanabechospital.org.

Pictured here are the participants.

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