Items Tagged ‘nurses’

Blessing of Hands

June 27, 2019

Blessing of Hands

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We are trying to do a blessing onto those who are being a blessing to our patients,”says Roland Perkins, a chaplain at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We are doing a blessing of the hands for Nurses Week. I tailor a blessing towards what people were doing or what their specialty is. I want the […]

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Tags: chaplain, nurses, nurses week, spiritual care, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


May 3, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Lihvits

By Eva hofberga

If I had to describe my experience having my parathyroid removed in 2 words, I would say it was positive and seamless. Patients only see one side of the process – they are informed how things are going to happen. But, when you go behind the scenes, you can tell that there’s a lot of […]

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Tags: Anxiety, bedside manners, doctors, nurses, parathyroid, patient stories, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


My Lung Transplant Village

April 12, 2018

My Lung Transplant Village

By MexChilanga blancasiebels

I was referred to the pulmonology department at UCLA because I needed higher level of care to treat my follicular bronchiolitis. What in 2013 appeared to be a scary unknown has turned out to be a transformational journey. Over the next three years, my condition deteriorated to the point of needing a double lung transplant, […]

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Tags: double lung transplant, Dr. Abbas Ardehali, Dr. Ariss DerHovanessian, follicular bronchiolitis, ICU, lung disease, nurses, patient stories, Pulmonology, pulmonology department, transplant coordinator


February 26, 2018

Thank you Dr Raz and staff

By LVMom heddaa

Approximately 6 years ago a local doctor cut into a bladder augmentation that had been done by Dr Raz. This left me on dialysis and in septic shock. I was air lifted to UCLA where Dr Raz saved my life. If not for him I probably wouldn’t be here today typing this. I was at […]

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Tags: bladder augmentation, dialysis, Dr. Shlomo Raz, nurses, patient stories, rehab, septic shock, therapists


It takes a village to perform a rare surgery

September 20, 2017

It takes a village to perform a rare surgery

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Hand transplant patient reunites with large surgical team that guided rare, 18-hour procedure at UCLA UCLA patient Jonathan Koch recently underwent a surgery so rare—a hand transplant—that it has been performed fewer than three dozen times in the United States. Over the months-long course of preparing for his hand amputation and transplant surgery, Koch worked […]

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Tags: Dr. Erik Lum, Dr. Gerald Lipshutz, Dr. Kodi Azari, Dr. Ronald Busuttil, Dr. Sue McDiarmid, Erin Core, hand transplant, Johnese Spisso, nurses, nursing, One Legacy, surgery


September 20, 2017

When You’re in Good Hands

By Saul frairesaul

From the very beginning, Dr. Yeh made me feel very comfortable and took the time to walk me through everything, ensuring that I had a firm grasp on my diagnosis as well as the next steps of treatment. I had my daughter and wife with me for my first visit and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism […]

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Tags: anesthesiologists, cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, hyperthyroidism, nurses, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer


February 3, 2017

One in a million

By lindashevlin lindashevlin

Several years ago I had a gastric problem. I waited weeks before I had to go to the ER. There was so much activity surrounding me it was terrifying. Except there was one hand, holding mine nearly every moment, it reasured me with out words that I would OK. And I was. The nurse from […]

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Tags: emergency, ER, gastric problem, nurses, patient stories


Nurse practitioners and physicians offer similar care, study finds

June 29, 2016

Nurse practitioners and physicians offer similar care, study finds

By Enrique Rivero enriquerivero

Do nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide the same level of care as doctors? That’s the question to keep in mind amid a growing controversy over proposals to expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in doctors’ offices due to a shortage of primary care physicians. A new study could either help provide […]

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Tags: advanced practice clinicians, antibiotics, Dr. John Mafi, low-value health services, needless tests, needless treatment, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, primary care physicians, x-rays


All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

May 12, 2016

All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

By uclahealth uclahealth

Therapists at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (RNPH) are getting excellent results with some innovative techniques — sitting, shaking hands, rolling over and allowing patients to scratch their bellies. Such methods come easily to these therapists, since they are dogs — part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection, or PAC. Working as […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, nurses, PAC, Pet Partners, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, therapy, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers