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ER Nurse Manager Published in Advance for Nurses

Western 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.

The 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 warranted.

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.

Darlene 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.

Advance for Nurses is a publication for Registered Nurses all over the country.  The article featuring SMH was published in the northeast edition.

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