Jennifer Whaley, RN, CCRN, trauma program manager at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., recently received national recognition for reaching a milestone in the nursing profession.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses honored Whaley for 20 consecutive years as a certified critical care nurse.
We are pleased to recognize Jens 20 years of excellence as a certified critical care nurse, Steven Rhone, RN, BSN, MS, NE-BC, vice president of patient care services, said in the release. She has demonstrated a continuous commitment to patients, families, employers and colleagues alike.
Whaleys responsibilities are twofold at Beebe Medical Center. As trauma program manager, she helps patients that have been subjected to a potentially life-threatening injury when they arrive at the ED. She also is involved in trauma prevention programs.
As a critical care nurse in the hospital, she provides direct bedside care to patients who are acutely or critically ill. This includes participating in patient rounds with physicians and other care providers to ensure a continuum of care from the ED to the hospital room.
Whaley also is active in statewide programs for public safety and accident prevention. She serves as co-chair of the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention, a program that implements statewide injury prevention efforts. Other recent efforts include her participation in the state Department of Highway Safetys Walking Dead campaign aimed at preventing pedestrian deaths.
Whaley joined Beebe Medical Center in 2000 as an RN in the ICU. Since 2004, she has worked in the ED as trauma program manager.