Elizabeth Snow, BSN, RNC-OB is a Level IV staff nurse on Labor and Delivery at Maine Medical Center where she has worked since March of 2000. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Georgetown University in 1998 and returned to Maine in March of 1999. Elizabeth has been actively involved in staff education and leadership on the unit having oriented many new staff members as well as being a unit coordinator from 2003 to 2016. She is an active NRP and BLS instructor in the institution. Elizabeth participated in Maine Medical Center’s Clinical Scholar Program in 2017 which provided the springboard for her research and scholarship interests. She has received multiple Moment to Shine Awards and a Healthcare Hero Award for her patient care.

Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN). She has presented at the Maine OMNE conference in 2019 and has been accepted to present at the National AWHONN conference, being held virtually, November 2-4, 2020. Her innovative project has been to initiate the use of low dose IV ketamine post-operatively in opioid dependent C-section patients. Elizabeth has also been asked if she would present this work at the Maine AWHONN section meeting in 2021.

When not at the hospital, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters either swimming in the ocean or skiing in the mountains. In a rare moment of free time, she loves to curl up with her Corgi and Lab and read her favorite book series.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: post-operative pain management in obstetrics

Project Name: Ketamine to the Rescue-An Innovative Approach to Treating Post-Cesarean Section Pain in Opioid Dependent Patients