All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on May 14, 2020
Earthquakes, power outages and now COVID-19—how CHLA’s Disaster Resource Center handles a crisis, before it even happens. 
Published on May 14, 2020
Don’t wear a mask with a valve. Yes, you need to cover your nose. And here’s why your glasses keep fogging up. 
Published on May 13, 2020
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No se ponga mascarillas con válvula. Sí, es necesario que se tape la nariz. Le explicamos a continuación por qué se le siguen empañando los lentes.
Published on May 11, 2020
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The quick mobilization of screenings by CHLA’s nursing team promotes a safe care environment during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Published on May 11, 2020
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As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stein has been leading CHLA’s response to COVID-19. Here, he shares what life has been like during the pandemic.  
Published on May 8, 2020
In end-stage renal disease, Maverick needed a kidney transplant. When a donor didn't turn up fast enough, his parents decided to look in-house.
Published on May 4, 2020
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Graduations. Proms. Quinceañeras. Bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs. Senior trips. Sports seasons. School plays. The COVID-19 crisis has canceled them all, and teens are feeling the pain. A CHLA expert shares advice on how to help teens cope during these challenging times. 
Published on May 1, 2020
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Not only can exercise during this time keep your body healthy and conditioned to make the transition back into organized sports easier, physical activity can help our mental wellbeing, help the anxious part of our brains calm down and rest by providing a meditative detour for... Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
Adolescence is a time of great change, both emotionally, socially and physically. To understand how these changes affect the health of our nation’s children as they develop, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development – or ABCD... Read More
Published on May 1, 2020
CHLA’s infection prevention specialist has the exact training necessary to handle the COVID-19 crisis.
Published on April 30, 2020
Learn how weightlifting helps Alvin de-stress after a high-intensity day of nursing By Candace Pearson Alvin Rocha, MSN, RN, CPN, recently lifted 120 kg (264 lbs) above his head—and he’s not done yet. Rocha’s passion is Olympic weightlifting, one of the oldest Olympic sports... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
By Vicki Cho Estrada The journey Martha Salmon, BSN, RN, CPN (6 West), took to the nursing profession wasn’t easy. Although she dreamed of becoming a nurse since age 12, Salmon says, “statistically, I shouldn’t have made it as a Hispanic, pregnant teen who needed to work full-... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Realizing a lifelong dream at CHLA "Knowing I have the support—from co-workers and managers alike—to be the best nurse I can be is truly invaluable." – Danielle Arbios, RN "The idea of becoming a nurse was instilled in me early on. My younger brother has life-threatening... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Left to right: Emily Gray, RN; Danielle Arbios, RN; and Julia Nordstrom, RN By Vicki Cho Estrada During her 22 years at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Edahrline Salas, MA, RN, NPD-BC, HACP, CLSSGB, CPPS, CPHRM, has had several opportunities to develop and hone her... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Expanding medical knowledge on the job at CHLA "What’s amazing to me is that even now, nearly a decade after Camp CHLA, the hospital continues to support me in expanding my knowledge." – Rocio Delgado, RN "My first experience working here was as a teenager in 2010. I... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Left to right: RN Residency alumni Beth Zemetra, MHA, RN, NE-BC, and Charissa (Cherry) Altobar, MSML, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC   By Candace Pearson Twenty years ago, Beth Zemetra, MHA, RN, NEBC, was finishing nursing school when she learned that the place where she dreamed of... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Read About Amanda’s Journey Through the Versant Transition RN Fellowship Program. Switching departments in any career field can be nerve-racking, but when your career involves caring for the health of others, that anxiety of the unknown can be daunting. It’s for this exact... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Read about how Suly’s life experiences and support from CHLA helped her achieve her lifelong goal of becoming a pediatric nurse. A career in pediatric nursing is unlike any other career path in healthcare. It takes a special kind of person and skill set to deal with the... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Learn How CHLA Nurse Carolynn’s Passion for Working with Children Led Her to a Fulfilling Career as a Pediatric Nurse. Becoming a nurse means choosing a career in caring, especially for those that choose pediatrics. Pediatric nurses devote their skills and care to children from... Read More
Published on April 30, 2020
Learn how Bethany’s Experiences and Support from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Eventually Led Her to Achieving Her Goal of Becoming a Pediatric Nurse! Many people may think that working in pediatrics is just like working with adults. Children are just smaller adults, so it... Read More