|Barb Kehl, RN and Jo Ellen Craghead, RN. |
Jo Ellen Craghead, RN, MSN, was recently recognized by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for 30 years of continued CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) certification. Jo Ellen is employed as the Director of Case Management at Audrain Medical Center. Barbara Kehl, RN currently working in AMC’s Jordan-Waters Heart Center has also been recognized for 29 years of continued CCRN certification.
CCRN certification is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in the field of critical care. This designation is highly regarded as recognition of advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in the care of critically ill patients. “I am incredibly proud of Jo Ellen, Barb and all of our nurses at AMC. We are fortunate to have such highly skilled and experienced professionals taking care of our patients,” said Kari Wilson, Vice President of Clinical Services.
Established in 1969 to help educate nurses working in newly developed intensive care units, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. Today, AACN represents the interests of more than 500,000 nurses who have the responsibility of caring for acutely and critically ill patients. The association is dedicated to providing its members with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide optimal care to these patients and their families.