Our friend and nurse colleague, Ernest Grant, has been re-elected as the American Nurses Association’s National President. Dr. Grant has served on the American Burn Association board and is a retired burn nurse and outreach coordinator.
The North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners is pleased to welcome
Kimberly Calman-McMurray as the newly appointed Commissioner position #5.
Please join us and the NW Regional Burn Model System in celebrating the American Nurses Association’s recognition of burn nursing as a specialty!
Gretchen Carrougher MN, RN is the 2020 recipient of the American Burn Association Special Achievement Award for her dedication to those impacted by burn injury, burn nursing and the American Burn Association. Gretchen has been the NWRBMS project coordinator since 2000. Congratulations Gretchen on this recognition!
Mitigating the Impact of Blast-Related Burn Injuries (organized by the Rand Corporation). A powerhouse group of speakers to include Dr. Gibran, Dr. Eileen Burger (HMC Trauma), Dr. Amanda Reichard (NIDILRR) and Dr. Colleen Ryan (BHBIMS).
In early February 2020, Dr. Tam Pham, UW Medicine Regional Burn Center Medical Director traveled to Nepal as a volunteer medical educator. This outreach effort was sponsored by ReSurge international.
National Burn Awareness Week, observed the first full week in February, is a window of opportunity for organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities. For more information, visit the American Burn Association website: ameriburn.org/prevention/burn-awareness-week/
Gretchen Carrougher, MN, RN from the Northwest Regional Burn Model System at Harborview Hospital recently oversaw the authorship of this “Editor’s Choice” contribution to the Journal of Burn Care and Research.
A new 1-page Quick Review about impact of amputation after burn injury is now available online from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC).
Awards go to Dr. Nicole Gibran and Beth Costca at the ABA meeting in Las Vegas. Congratulations!