Items Tagged ‘nursing’

Keeping Quality of Care Outside the Hospital

July 3, 2019

Keeping Quality of Care Outside the Hospital

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“One of the foundations of nursing at UCLA Health is relationship-based care,” says Toyin Lawal, director of ambulatory care nursing at UCLA. “Ambulatory care is caring for patients outside the hospital, so the delivery of care is very different in the sense that the patient comes in, they get their treatment, and they return back […]

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Tags: ambulatory care, featured, nursing, Thousand Oaks


In a Position to Improve

June 22, 2019

In a Position to Improve

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“I wanted to be in a position where I would have influence over implementing projects that needed to be implemented on the units,” says Adrienne Creamer, a clinical nurse. Creamer is chair of the Unit Practice Council in the adult psychiatric unit and a part of the Empirical Outcomes Committee. “The Empirical Outcomes Committee is […]

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Tags: Clinical nurse, nursing, sensory garden, Unit Practice Council


Flu shot tips from a nurse

October 20, 2017

Flu shot tips from a nurse

By Amy Albin amyalbin

Feeling squeamish about getting your annual flu shot? We asked an expert for some advice in making the uncomfortable experience a little bit easier. Nurse Janet Li-Tall has given thousands of flu shots in her 11 years working at the Occupational Health department of UCLA Health. She likes giving them because it protects the staff […]

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Tags: flu shot, flu vaccination, Flu vaccine, immunization, nurse, nursing, Occupational Health, seasonal flu


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


August 7, 2017

Cheering for families

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“I love kids, so I only ever wanted to be a pediatric nurse,” says Sharon Doggett, who for the past decade has been caring for children at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Sharon’s constantly inspired by her patients. “They’re so positive; their ability to stay positive through everything is amazing. They make me want to […]

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Tags: featured, nursing, pediatric nurse, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, US News


Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

July 11, 2017

Pediatric Infusion Center: A space to heal and learn

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The boat is the first thing kids notice when they come to the Pediatric Infusion Center at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Dina’s Beach, as the front-desk area is known, is named for a former patient whose family donated funds to make the infusion center a more enjoyable place for kids and parents. The tropical theme, complete […]

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Tags: antibiotics, biologic therapies, blood transfusions, cancer, central-line blood draws, chemotherapy, child life specialist, chronic conditions, Dina’s Beach, infusion center, intravenous therapies, nursing


Kindergartners create quilt of valor for Operation Mend program

June 29, 2017

Kindergartners create quilt of valor for Operation Mend program

By Amy Albin amyalbin

On Flag Day, June 14, a group of kindergarten students from the Berkeley Hall School in Los Angeles presented a homemade “quilt of valor” to UCLA Health Operation Mend, a program that provides medical, surgical and psychological services at UCLA for wounded members of the military who have served after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist […]

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Tags: Berkeley Hall School, nursing, Operation Mend, patriotism, Patti Taylor, quilt of valor, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, wounded warriors


UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

August 1, 2016

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Receives Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence

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UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is proud to have received the nursing profession’s highest honor: the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet® Recognition. “This achievement validates that UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica delivers excellent patient care and is a great place to work,” says Leah Korkis, nursing practice outcomes and Magnet coordinator at UCLA Medical […]

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Tags: I See You Baby program, neonatal intensive care unit, NICU, nursing, Santa Monica, UCLA Medical Center