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Merlyn K. Erickson

Merlyn K. Erickson, American anesthesia nurse. Certified nurse anesthetist, American Council of Learned Societies, Basic Cardiac Life Support. Decorated Bronze Star, National Service medal, Vietnam Service medal. Captain United States Public Health Service. Member Alaska Association Nurse Anesthetists (president 1984-1986).

Background

  • Erickson, Merlyn K. was born on March 15, 1936 in Mankato, Minnesota, United States. Son of Kindahl and Evelyn Erickson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, University New Mexico, 1963. Diploma, Walter Reed Army Anesthesiology, Washington, 1968. Student, George Washington University.

    Career

    • Commissioned nurse officer United States Public Health Service, advanced through grades to director. Nurse anesthetist United States Army, Vietnam. Staff anesthetist, clinical instructor Greater Southeast Community Hospital, Washington.

      Staff anesthetist United States Public Health Service Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, chief nurse anesthetist. Retired; staff anesthestist Alaska Surgery Center.

    Major achievements

    • Certified nurse anesthetist, American Council of Learned Societies, Basic Cardiac Life Support.

    Membership

    Captain United States Public Health Service. Member Alaska Association Nurse Anesthetists (president 1984-1986).

    Connections

    • Married Carolina Erickson, February 18, 1989. Children: Emilio, Carolina, Heidi, Kara.
    • father: Kindahl Erickson
    • mother: Evelyn Erickson
    • spouse: Carolina Erickson
    • children: Emilio Erickson
    • Carolina Erickson
    • Heidi Erickson
    • Kara Erickson
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    Born March 15, 1936
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