Kristin Hayes is a Registered Nurse who has been caring for both pediatric and adult patients who have undergone surgical procedures for ear, nose & throat disorders since 2002. Working closely with ENT physicians, she not only cares for these patients, but educates them about their condition and teaches them how to care for themselves at home.
Kristin has been a nurse since 2000 and has worked in a variety of nursing settings. The majority of her nursing career has been spent working in post-anesthesia care units and outpatient surgical centers. She routinely cares for patients who have undergone myringotomies (ear tube placement), tonsillectomies, nasal sinus surgery and other ENT procedures. She also spent 2 years working at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, working in a medical/surgical unit.
Kristin received an Associate Degree of Science in nursing and graduated with honors from Weber State University in 2002. Prior to that she had earned her Practical Nursing certification through Utah Valley University in and became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2000. Kristin also holds several certifications from the American Heart Association including: Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
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