Kristen Ponichtera, BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN
Announcement: HEMS Critical Care is thrilled to announce Flight Nurse Kristen Ponichtera has joined our team as a regular blog contributor. Kristen brings 10 years of clinical and educational experience in the fields of critical care, emergency, and aviation medicine. Serving as Program Director of Flight & Critical Care Nursing Education, she has created original comprehensive educational courses as well as contributed to best-selling publications. An active member of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), she has been revered as a resource and mentor to many clinicians serving in these specialties. Fulfilling roles as a registered nurse, ECMO specialist, director and clinical educator, Kristen brings a unique and original perspective to the realm of medical education. Please help us welcome Kristen to our team.