Pain Management Centers of New England Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19
Press Release3/19/13For Immediate Release Pain Management Centers of New England is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring board certified nurses. Kristyn Reed, MSN, RN-BC (Specialty of Pain Management) is being recognized for professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse. Pain Management Centers of New England encourages and supports national board certification for nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac/vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care, and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both. Please join Pain Management Centers of New England and the nation's national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!


Steroid Medication Linked to Meningitis Outbreak
Good Afternoon, In response to recent news reports of steroid medication produced at a Massachusetts pharmacy being linked to a meningitis outbreak, we would like to offer clarification and reassurance to our patients who have received steroid injections at our facility. Pain Management Centers of New England does not currently and never previously purchased any steroid medication from the pharmacy under investigation. The steroid medication methylprednisolone acetate used in our pain management procedures is obtained through Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., a division of Pfizer, New York, New York.
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