Posts Tagged: Patient Care

Inside the Operating Room: Q&A with UPMC Surgical Technologists

Header image of three Surgical Technologists in an operating room

Did you know that you don’t need to be a surgeon to experience the fast-paced and thrilling world of the operating room? Before surgery even begins, surgical technologists play an essential role in preparing the patient for surgery and ensuring that the operation goes as smoothly as possible. But what does it take to be… Read more »

Psychiatric Nursing: The Importance of Trust

The beginning of a new internship is always an exciting, yet nerve-racking experience, especially in the medical field. Prior to orientation, I was not sure what to expect. Now, after being immersed in the hustle and bustle of a psychiatric hospital, I can confirm that it is extremely different from the clinical work I’ve done… Read more »

The Golden Standard of Nursing

During internship orientation, we were lectured about optimal patient care, learning how to make each admission experience as smooth as possible. With a high acuity and stressful patient load, nurses often have inadequate time to ensure that patients (and their family members) feel that they have received care that goes above and beyond the call… Read more »