Two nurses from the DC/Maryland/Virginia region and two nursing units from local hospitals have been honored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
Karen N. Hamilton, RNC, CEN, CCRN, CFRN, PCCN, MICN, earned an award for AACN Excellence in Clinical Practice Non-Traditional Setting. The award recognizes excellence in the care of acutely and critically ill patients in an environment outside the traditional ICU/CCU setting.
Hamilton is chief flight nurse and program director with Aeromedical Transport Specialists, Inc., Manassas, Va. She received the 2001 Nursing Spectrum Nurse of the Year award.
Karen M. Mack, RN, NP, APRN-BC, MS, of Washington Hospital Center, Washington, was honored with the Marsh-AACN Excellent Nurse Practitioner Award. Mack is chief nurse practitioner, cardiology at Washington Hospital Center, Washington.
The honor is in recognition of acute and critical-care nurses who serve as NPs.
The Neuro Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital, earned a Datascope-AACN Excellence in Collaboration Award for nurse-family collaboration. The award recognizes innovative contributions in collaborative care by nurses who care for the critically ill.
The Medical Intensive Care Performance Improvement Committee at Washington Hospital Center was honored with a Baxter-AACN Excellence in Patient Safety Award, which honors contributions to patient and caregiver safety.
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