Nurse Attains National Certification in Emergency Nursing
April 28, 2010
Patrick Deveau, RN, CEN, has successfully completed the examination for national certification in emergency nursing, administered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). By doing so he, has earned the CEN designation, which demonstrates the knowledge essential to the specialty of emergency nursing care and its associated specialties and subspecialties.
Emergency nursing incorporates a wide spectrum of patient care that requires extensive knowledge and highly specialized nursing skills. It also requires the ability to care for patients with a wide variety of ages, illnesses, and injuries. The certification exam evaluates a nurse’s knowledge and ability in areas such as patient care management; orthopedic emergencies and wound management; neurological, cardiovascular, substance abuse/toxicological and environmental emergencies, and shock/multi-system trauma emergencies.
“Certification in emergency nursing is a nationally recognized credential that represents Deveau’s commitment to excellence in the profession of emergency nursing, and to providing the highest quality of care to his patients,” said Gerald Cayer, Franklin Community Health Network executive vice president. “Completing the voluntary certification process is a symbol of one’s dedication to his profession and patients.”
Deveau, a resident of Wilton, graduated from Yarmouth School of Nursing in Nova Scotia and has provided nursing care at Franklin Memorial Hospital since 1998.
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