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Three CCH nurses receive perianesthesia nursing certification

Three CCH nurses receive perianesthesia nursing certification

GILLETTE, WY – Three Campbell County Health (CCH) nurses in the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Surgical Services Department recently received certification as Certified Post Anesthesia Nurses (CPAN®) from the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. The nurses are:

  • Kyla Kimball, who has worked for CCH since July 2008
  • Julie Tarter, who has worked for CCH since June 2007
  • Heather Wofford, who has worked for CCH since June 2012

The American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABPANC) is responsible for developing, sponsoring and managing the CPAN and Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA®) nursing certification programs. These national professional certification programs are designed for registered nurses caring for patients who have experienced sedation, analgesia and anesthesia in a hospital or ambulatory care facility. In the two years prior to applying for initial certification, you must have at least 1,800 hours of direct clinical experience obtained in the two years prior to applying for initial certification. The applicant must also take an exam organized around categories of perianesthesia patient needs, including Physiological Needs; Behavioral Health and Cognitive Needs; and Safety Needs. The CPAN and CAPA certification credentials are awarded for three years and must be renewed.

The Surgical Services Department at Campbell County Memorial Hospital offers general surgery, cardiac cath lab, orthopedics, gynecological surgery, ENT, plastics, urology, eye surgery, and pain clinic in an inpatient and outpatient setting in Gillette, Wyoming. To learn more about the services available there, visit www.cchwyo.org/surgery.