Peg Parmeter Tapped as Trauma Nurse Coordinator for Emergency Department at DCMH

Peg Parmeter, RN is the new Trauma Nurse Coordinator for the Emergency Department at Delta County Memorial Hospital, announced Misty Sakala, Manager of the Emergency Department.

Patmeter has been working in Emergency Medicine since 1985, some 29 years locally in Delta starting with Delta County Ambulance Service as an EMT. Sher worked her way from EMT basic, to EMT intermediate, then Paramedic. Later she attended Trinidad State College satellite campus for her Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and attained status as a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2002.

Her responsibilities as Trauma Nurse Coordinator include analyzing patient continuity of care in trauma cases from triage in the ER, through other hospital departments such as the Lab for blood work and Radiology for imaging studies, care by physicians and clinical staff. Parmeter will be compiling information on the standard of care for trauma patients that is reported at the state level to meet established criteria for a Trauma IV Emergency Department. She also will be working closely with the local ambulance service in community outreach projects emphasizing trauma prevention such bicycle helmet donations and talks in area schools.

"I am looking forward to continuing the level of excellence provided by previous Trauma Nurse Coordinators," commented Parmeter.