ER Nurse Manager
Published in Advance
Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M.
Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD, announced recently that
Darlene Glover, RN, MSN, CEN, Nurse Manager of the
Emergency Services and the ICU at Stephens Memorial
Hospital (SMH) wrote the cover article published in
April 9th issue of Advance for Nurses, a nationwide
professional magazine for Registered Nurses.
article, entitled "Code Purple: When Seconds Count"
details a procedure that occurs at SMH when a patient
presents with potential cardiac symptoms. SMH has
implemented a procedure that helps shave minutes off the
time from patient arrival at the hospital to delivery of
life saving thrombolytic (clot dissolving) drugs. With
the Code Purple program in place, door to transfer is
routinely under 30 minutes. In addition, the Code
Purple process smoothes transition to a cardiac
catheterization facility should this be
Darlene has worked in the emergency
department at SMH since 1976; becoming Nurse Manager of
emergency services in 1981. She holds a Bachelors
of Science and a Masters Degree in Nursing, as well as
her emergency nurses certification.
brings a wealth of clinical and managerial skills to SMH
and our community. She was a recent presenter at
the Best of Health series, speaking on Coronary Artery
Disease in Women and presenting the Code Purple
procedure. She has been a vital member of our
area-wide disaster and pandemic flu planning group, and
has spoken at a number of Substance Abuse forums.
In her spare time, Darlene sings in a women's barbershop
quartet, "Four on a Match."
This is the second
article that has featured SMH. In 2004, an article
about Comfort Care, written by Robin Green, LCSW, was
published as well in Advance for Nurses.
for Nurses is a publication for Registered Nurses all
over the country. The article featuring SMH was
published in the northeast edition.