LFH employee earns MS in nursing

Tracey Federico recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Science degree in nursing

Federico has been with Little Falls Hospital for six years. She was first hired in the inpatient unit and transferred to the emergency department in 2018.

While studying for her master’s degree, Federico completed clinical hours by participating in a quality improvement project with LFH’s Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Operating Nurse Heidi Camardello.

The project studied caring for delirium in the hospitalized elderly at LFH in-patient unit. Delirium is common in older patients and may be a symptom of a medical emergency, such as hypoxia or hypoglycemia. It is characterized by an acute change in cognition and attention.

Federico plans to continue her work as a nurse at Little Falls Hospital LFH following her graduation.

Photo: Federico