A special tribute to celebrate Nurses Week and International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
“I tell parents when I first meet them that they’re going to become experts in the heart,” smiles Kristen Ethridge, a pediatric nurse practitioner with the pediatric cardiac surgery program. Kristen (pictured second from left) poses with other cardiac nurses from the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Cardiac nursing has been [...]
When 11-year-old Debbie Flores arrived for her first appointment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, she searched the room for a friendly face. Meeting for the first time, her eyes landed on Amy Bell, a pediatric oncology and hematology nurse.
Debbie, who was to undergo her first chemotherapy treatment for the pre acute lymphoblastic leukemia [...]
“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 [...]
“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. [...]