Richmond, Tx– William (Bill) Hamlyn, one of OakBend Medical Center’s ER nurses, has received an advanced certification as a pediatric emergency nurse. Currently, only slightly more than 4,400 nurses that hold the CPEN certification.
To qualify to take the certification exam, the nurse much hold a current, unrestricted Registered Nurse license in the United States and must have practiced at least 1,000 hours in pediatric emergency nursing as an RN in the past 24 months. This means that the RN has practiced in any US or Canadian urgent care or emergency setting and may include providing direct care, health care facilitation, education, and advocacy for patients and families.
Hamlyn works at OakBend’s Grand Parkway Emergency Room and believes in giving his patients the best possible care. In some cases, that may mean getting certified so that he has the best knowledge to help all patients, young to old.
About OakBend Medical Center:
OakBend Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community hospital based in Fort Bend County, providing quality care and exemplary service with its two full-service hospitals, as well as many specialty centers. As a community hospital, caring for our patients is personal. Our patients are our neighbors, our family, and our friends. We act with integrity and compassion, each of our staff takes ownership of providing the highest quality care and we have an absolute commitment to excellence in all that we do.
OakBend Medical Center distinguishes itself among its healthcare peers in Fort Bend County by housing several unique programs and facilities including:
- No Wait Emergency Room
- Hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facility
- Neonatal ICU – Level II
- Advanced Trauma Program
- Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit
- Geriatric Psychiatric Program
- Permanent Hospital-based Air Ambulance
According to Hamlyn, “This certification represents a life-long goal for me. I am proud to have this certification, it means that I can give my patients the best possible care and I can help with all aspects of trauma care. I even encourage my co-workers to get their own certifications so that we all have the best knowledge possible to help our patients.”