Sandra Swoboda Wins Nursing Excellence Award

Swoboda_SandySandra Swoboda, RN, MS, FCCM, received this year’s Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence in recognition of her demonstrated superiority in critical care clinical practice and education.

Swoboda — a Senior Research Program Coordinator at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Simulation Educator at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, USA — has distinguished herself by authoring influential articles in Critical Care Medicine, the American Journal of Critical Care, the Annals of Surgery, and Intensive Care Medicine. Of particular note are her articles centered on infection control in the intensive care unit (ICU).

While conducting this crucial research, Swoboda still managed to stay heavily involved in Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) activities, taking on leadership roles in the Nursing Section, serving on various SCCM committees and regularly presenting at SCCM’s annual Critical Care Congress. For her tireless efforts, Swoboda has received numerous awards and recognitions, including an SCCM Presidential Citation that acknowledged her extraordinary contributions of time, energy and resources to the Society.

It is time again to nominate a colleague for SCCM’s Norma J. Shoemaker Award for Critical Care Nursing Excellence. If you know an SCCM nurse member who demonstrates excellence in clinical practice, education and/or administration in the field of critical care, nominate them today.

Additional SCCM Awards

The Society offers numerous awards that recognize dedication and contributions to the field of critical care. Nominate yourself or a colleague, or recognize your entire ICU team. Most award recipients receive a complimentary registration to the 44th Critical Care Congress. Apply for these opportunities by August 1, 2014.

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