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NEW YORK, NY, March 02, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The American Health Council appoints Kristin Bouman, RN, BSN, CCRN, CPR, NRS, STABLE to its Nursing Board for her outstanding contributions to the nursing field. Currently serving as a bedside nurse at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Zeeland, Mich., Ms. Bouman ensures that her patients receive high-quality care through her tireless efforts. While she has maintained her current role for over year, she contributes excellent expertise in advocacy, critical thinking and nursing, skills she has garnered during her 10-year time as an RN in the healthcare industry with the majority of her career being spent in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit.
As a child, Ms. Bouman was often diagnosed with several health ailments. The experiences led her to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, and aimed specifically to advocate for children and their families. She realized that she could help a number of people by pursuing the nursing field and immediately enrolled at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2007 and earned a critical care nurse practitioner and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. She enrolled in a S.T.A.B.L.E. certification training course, a neonatal education program that focuses on the post-resuscitation and pre-transportation of an infant through exclusive training in sugar, temperature, airway, blood pressure, lab work and emotional support.
At Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Ms. Bouman works in both the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and supports families through stressful and emotional times. She assesses and reviews lab work, administers medications and sedation. Each patient she treats receives the highest level of patient care, as she always puts her patients' needs first. She is proud of the reputation she has built among her patients during her time at the facility. Her career continues to prosper, in large part, due to a strong support system and her passion and mission to help others.
To continue to foster an educational intrigue, Ms. Bouman is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, a nonprofit association that is composed of acute and critical care nurses who offer professional and personal support in pursuit of the best possible patient care, according to the organization's website. She is also a member of the Evergreen Ministries and supports the Children's HopeChest and Food for the Hungry. She plans to continue to seek education in order to maintain her training up-to-date to ultimately enable her to positively impact more lives.
About the American Health Council:
The American Health Council is the nation's only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers -- from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at: http://americanhealthcouncil.org
Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients' lives day in and day out. The AHC is honoring "America's Best Doctors and Nurses," as well as the nation's best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council's "Best in Medicine" and "Best in Nursing" awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: http://bestinmedicine.org and http://bestinnursing.org.
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