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Fittje earns CNOR

Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) has announced that Shanon Fittje, BSN, RN, CNOR, perioperative nurse in the surgical services department, has received her CNOR certification. The achievement acknowledges her commitment to the highest standards of patient care and validates her specialized perioperative skills, experience and knowledge.

As the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard in perioperative nursing. The CNOR certification is defined as the “documented validation of the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse providing care for patients before, during and after surgery."

Fittje received her practical nursing license, prior to completing her registered nursing education at Central Community College. She continued her education by receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in May 2019. She has worked in the surgical services department at CCH for three years.

Certificate awarded to Wegener 

Cara Wegener, PharmD at Columbus Community Hospital (CCH), recently completed the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Acute Care.

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The program covered microbiology, how drugs affect the body, and different infectious disease states and treatment protocols. It also covered multidrug resistant organisms, such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), antimicrobial stewardship programs and the role labs play in treating infections.

Wegener took over the pharmacy lead position for CCH’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program about a year and a half ago. The program works to promote appropriate antibiotic use in the hospital and the community.

As part of the certification program, Wegener also worked with CCH’s laboratory department to restructure CCH’s antibiogram so it would meet new standards and be more clinically relevant for CCH physicians. An antibiogram is a document that measures antibiotic resistance rates within a community.

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