LEWISTON – Tammy Lachance, trauma program manager at Central Maine Medical Center, will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at a Central Maine Healthcare Community Breakfast Forum.

She will discuss “Staying Out of Trauma: Topics In Injury Prevention,” focusing on what individuals can do to reduce accidents and injuries.

Lachance has served as trauma program manager at CMMC since 2000. She also worked for a year as a coordinator for LifeFlight of Maine, a medical helicopter service operated jointly by Central Maine Healthcare, CMMC’s parent company, and Eastern Maine Healthcare in Bangor. She has worked as an emergency nurse at CMMC and Rumford Community Hospital.

Lachance holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She is presently enrolled in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. She is certified as an instructor for the Trauma Nursing Core Course, Emergency Nurse Pediatrics Course and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She is also a certified emergency nurse.

Lachance is a member-at-large of the Maine Emergency Nurses Association board of directors and a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Society of Trauma Nurses and the Maine Trauma Advisory Committee.

The forum, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. is open to the public and will be presented in the Chairmen’s Room on the ground floor of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building. Those wishing to attend are asked to call 795-2975.


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