Anyone here worked at PGH before? Looks like they're hiring. While waiting out the retrogression, might as well, right?
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I can really relate to what you are saying....I believe that our experience there made us resilient and gave us the confidence that we can make it on the "real world." I also miss NSSCU.It's just sad that we dont have the technology and the resources in our hospital to provide the best possible care to our patients but we have very good doctors and nurses.I worked with Ate Tina Duenas,Lani Hernandez and Francia Pimentel...I'm not sure if you can still remember them!
Definitely know Lani and Francia sounds familar although the one I remember had a different last name...she might have gotten married then if that's actually the same person. Yeah, we were a tough act to follow there...sort of like the bad ass nurses in the entire hospital since we were in the ICU. We may not have the greatest technology and equipment but we sure made up for it with our talent for innovation. I remember our chest tubes draining into water seal using actual glass bottles. And managing fesh crani's with no ventric drain and ICP monitors. It was pure reliance on physical assessment skills to detect increasing ICP. I was also great at setting up vents although at the time we only had a few available units. So what are ya doing here in the US?
Last edit by juan de la cruz on Oct 26, '07
Hi PinoyNP, I also worked in NSSCU from 1988-2000 and I am very proud to be part of this unit. I learned a lot during my years of stay there and I will always cherish the memories that I had when I was there. I moved here to UK 8 years ago and luckily, still working in Neurosurgical ICU here in Sussex and my experience helped me a lot. I am sure we know each other.
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