Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Canceled! Visiting Speaker - C Period Only

Due to a large winter storm, our guest speaker won't be able to make it.

On Friday (provided there is not a snow storm) Elizabeth Scanlan will visit our class to speak about her work as the Nursing Director of Pain Management Center for Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Scanlan Joins Pain Management Center as Nursing Director

Elizabeth Scanlan, MS, FNP, RN, has been a family nurse practitioner for more than 30 years, delivering primary care to patients ranging in age from newborns to adults. This spring, Scanlan joined the Pain Management Center as its first nursing director.
“The idea of having a nursing director was to blend clinical work with the administrative work,” said Scanlan. “It was important to have a nurse practitioner in this role because one of the current goals of the Pain Management Center is to improve management of patients with chronic opioid use. A nurse practitioner brings the advanced practice skills needed to do this work.”
In her new role, Scanlan will also help the Pain Management Center develop a relationship with the University of Massachusetts nurse practitioner program to precept nurse practitioner students.

Scanlan most recently served as nursing director at Brookside Community Health Center, where she developed and maintained a program of excellence in clinical practice and quality service, secured substantial funding to support program goals and assumed a key clinical role for the implementation of the electronic medical record system.
Scanlan earned her BSN from Villanova University, her MSN from Boston University and her FNP certificate from the University of Massachusetts. She joined Brookside Community Health Center in 1978, where she served as a family nurse practitioner and as a team leader for seven years before she was promoted to nursing director in 1985.

By Wednesday evening, please email me questions you have about pain management, chronic pain, types of disorders, or nursing in general.

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