Regional nursing group recognizes local infusion nurse
STERLING, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2013) — In recognition of her commitment to patient care, safety and the promotion of nursing in infusion therapy, a Sterling Regional MedCenter nurse has received an annual nursing award from a regional professional society.
On Jan. 25, which was Intravenous Nurses Day, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Infusion Nurses Society selected Dennise Clermont as the group’s 2012 IV Nurse of the Year.
Clermont has been a long-time, active member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter INS. She demonstrated her commitment to continued education by travelling many miles from her home to attend almost every educational program the chapter offered in the Denver area.
She completed required coursework and testing to become a Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion in 2012. The CRNI credential is the only nationally recognized and accredited certification for infusion nurses.
Infusion therapy involves the administration of antibiotics, blood and blood products, chemotherapy or fluids that need to be given to a patient through a vein.
Clermont cares for inpatients and outpatients.She said the procedure requires specialized training a nurse receives through the certification process to lower the risk of infection and to make the patient more comfortable with lower pain.
Clermont has been a nurse for 25 years and worked at SRM for 16 years. She is the infusion therapy manager at the hospital.
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Sterling Regional MedCenter has provided outstanding medical care to residents of northeastern Colorado and the surrounding area since 1938. We are a 25-bed acute-care hospital with state-of-the-art technology, a full range of health care services, and a staff dedicated to providing our patients with excellent care. We are also home to the David Walsh Cancer Center, which offers an unprecedented level of cancer care to northeastern Colorado residents.
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