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Trauma nurse honored for work

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 9/30/2013 11:21 am
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The trauma program manager for North Mississippi Medical Center has been presented a national honor for her efforts.

Kim Wright, RN, BSN, was presented with the 2013 ENA Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award.

Wright, a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in nursing, was named trauma program manager in 2010.

Hospital officials say she organizes seat belt checkpoints at schools and businesses, promotes ATV Safety and helps train community residents to perform CPR through the Tupelo SafeSplash program.

Wright is an instructor for the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum and Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course.

She also serves on Mississippi's Pediatric Task Force Rules and Regulations Committee, which sets policies for the transport and care of all pediatric trauma patients statewide.

Wright is actively involved with numerous performance improvement projects in the Emergency Services Department, and educates staff on the statewide trauma alert system and destination guidelines.

The award was presented on September 21.
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