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Nurse Tech Receives Sepsis Alliance Recognition

Yentel Newsome, NAII, (WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department) received the Erin’s Campaign for Kids Nursing Award through the Sepsis Alliance. Named in honor of Erin Kay Flatley, who died from sepsis at age 23, Erin’s Campaign for Kids aims to combat the high incidence and mortality rates of sepsis among children. The campaign creates awards and […]

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Fireworks explode over the skyline to celebrate New Year's Eve in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Have a Blast This 4th of July: Safety Tips & More

Download a printable version of this blog post. Each year, emergency departments in the United States treat approximately 7,000 patients for injuries caused by fireworks.  Injuries from fireworks can range from burns to more serious medical problems like cuts and amputations. In severe cases, consequences from fireworks use can result in death. Protect yourself and your family by […]

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It’s Snakebite Season

Warm weather means it is snakebite season in the Raleigh/Durham area. Our state actually leads the nation in snakebite cases per capita every year! North Carolina is home to many different species of snakes; most are harmless, but some can give venomous bites to humans. In the WakeMed system, we see about 100 snakebites per […]

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