Amy Dagestad

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Director of Maternal/Child Services at Mary Greeley Medical Center, USA


Expertise: Nursing


Amy Dagestad MSN, RN, NE-BC, RNC-OB, Director of Maternal/Child Services at Mary Greeley Medical Center Amy Dagestad is a 2005 graduate of Allen College in Waterloo, IA with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a 2010 graduate of Allen College with a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership. She startedher career at UnityPoint Health Des Moines in Maternity Services and while there, worked as a Registered Nurse, Unit Based Educator, and Supervisor. Two years ago she took a positon with Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA as the Director of Maternal/Child Services. She is certified in Inpatient Obstetrics through the Nation Certification Corporation (NCC) and certified as a Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).Amy is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) and the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders (IONL). Amy received a Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing in 2012, was named one of the top 100 great Iowa nurses in 2011, and received an Always Committed to Excellence award in 2014. In 2015 Amy had a poster presentation at the national AWHONN conference and she presented a Malignant Hyperthermia case study at the Cooperative Caregiving Conference. Amy is a co-author of “Keeping Cool When Things Heat Up During a Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis” which was published in the Nursing for Women’s Health Journal in Oct/Nov 2017.

Abstract Presentation:

This presentation describes the experience of a health care team at a maternity center during their care for a woman exhibiting an atypical presentation of malignant hyperthermia and outlines the steps taken to rapidly identify the condition and begin treatment to save her life. Key components in ensuring a positive outcome in a malignant hyperthermia crisis include increased awareness and readiness to effectively treat and reverse the signs and symptoms of this condition.


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