Items Tagged ‘PICU’

Golden PICU Nurses

April 30, 2018

Golden PICU Nurses

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s exciting and an honor to receive the Gold Level Beacon Award for Excellence,” says Theresa Kirkpatrick, clinical nurse specialist in the pediatric intensive care unit at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “This award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is a validation for our nurses and the difference that they make in these patients’ […]

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Tags: Clinical nurse, PICU, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Vivian's Heart Journey

February 8, 2017

Vivian’s Heart Journey

By HRHJudy HRHJudy

The chances of winning the Powerball are 1 in 992 Billion. The chances of having a child with a heart defect are 1 in 100. About 1 out of every 100 babies (approximately 40,000) born each year in the US have some type of Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). Each year worldwide, 100,000 babies under the […]

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Tags: cardiac interventions, congenital heart defect, Dr. Mark Sklansky, heart defect, NICU, open heart surgeries, patient stories, PICU, UCLA Children's Heart Center, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


PICU sleep initiative looks to boost patient healing

March 18, 2016

PICU sleep initiative looks to boost patient healing

By uclahealth uclahealth

Everyone benefits from a good night’s rest, but sleep is especially important in healing and strengthening children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Unfortunately, catching some Z’s at a hospital that operates 24/7 isn’t always easy. “We knew from talking to parents that their children’s slumber here wasn’t restful,” […]

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Tags: healthy dessert, pediatrics, PICU, PICU sleep, sleep