Meet alumni Allison Campbell
Sep 1, 2020
Master of Science in Nursing, 2020
Registered Nurse / Nurse Practitioner Student
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY WORK:
I have predominantly been working in the cardiac surgical ward as well as cardiac surgical intensive care unit (CSICU). What I love about my work within this specialty was the ability to think critically and problem-solve in emergent situations requiring prompt intervention. Specifically, within the CSICU, these patients are quite ill post-operatively, so as the primary registered nurse it is my role to recognize and intervene quickly using my knowledge of hemodynamics and various shock syndromes. Additionally, I enjoy the quick recovery of our patient population. Most patients stay less than a day within CSICU, so it is enjoyable to see the patients improve and recover so quickly. Lastly, since most cardiac surgical patients are newly diagnosed, I enjoy education and counselling these patients as they adjust to their “new normal.” Whether it is simply to be someone to vent to, or a resource for post-operative information and strategies, I enjoy providing patient-specific support beyond medical interventions.
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