All CHLA Blog Posts

Published on April 30, 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 29, 2020
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For Christine Uddin, fulfillment at work comes from being supported in going above and beyond One of the things I love most about working at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is that there are always opportunities to try new things. I’m not limited by my title or job... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Two years after leaving CHLA to explore the world, one nurse couldn’t wait to get back Among all the children’s hospitals I have worked at, no other place has made me feel as comfortable and important as CHLA. I worked for three years at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Medical treatment at CHLA is serious and sophisticated. The vibe? Now that’s another story. For me, finding ways to make medicine work for kids makes the job so much more fulfilling. Taking care of kids is totally different than taking care of adults. It’s lighter. It’s... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Seizing leadership opportunities while helping patients There’s always mentoring that goes on here. They talk about leadership years before employees might even be thinking about it. I was hired as what we now call a Care Partner. When I just started out, my bosses encouraged... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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When it comes to teamwork, CHLA is No. 1 When I was first hired at CHLA, I felt like I had landed where I always wanted to be. Now that I’m here, I can tell you it’s even better than I imagined. Teamwork is a huge part of life as a nurse at CHLA. On our unit, every morning... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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This Children’s Hospital Los Angeles nurse managed an inpatient unit and opened a new inpatient center while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy When Phan Leopando, RN, CRRN, was scheduled for a routine ultrasound following her first mammogram, she thought nothing of it.... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Read about how CHLA was the spark to a wonderful romance for two nurses who put patients first! For two nurses who put patients first, CHLA was the spark to a wonderful romance. Erin Hollenbeck Trinidad remembers the first time she saw her husband, Michael Trinidad. The year... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Learn about Tea for the Soul, a therapeutic program for CHLA staff members! Most of the time the lead nurse will call us and say, "My nurses need support. Can you guys come up?" We’ll go and get the cart ready with a Tea for the Soul logo on it. We get hot water, and... Read More
Published on April 29, 2020
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Anesthesiologist Michael Mulick talks about how being a father of a patient has changed the way he connects with parents. I’ve taken care of thousands of children at CHLA, and I’m always meeting with the family and having them say goodbye to their child, and then we separate... Read More
Published on April 27, 2020
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Para la mayoría de los bebés, la leche materna es la mejor fuente nutritiva. Durante la pandemia de COVID-19, se anima a las madres que deseen dar el pecho a sus bebés a que lo hagan siguiendo las precauciones de seguridad básicas.
Published on April 27, 2020
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Hable con los niños de cómo se sienten, participe en actividades que creen un vínculo afectivo y ayúdeles a generar una capacidad de superación ante estos difíciles momentos.
Published on April 27, 2020
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با کودکان درباره احساسی که دارند صحبت کنید، آن‌ها را در فعالیت‌هایی شرکت دهید که باعث قوی شدن پیوند میان شما و کودک می‌شود، و کمک کنید تحمل و تاب‌آوری این دوران چالش‌برانگیز در آن‌ها شکل بگیرد.
Published on April 27, 2020
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Երեխաների հետ խոսեք իրենց զգացմունքների մասին, ներգրավեք նրանց մտերմություն և կապ ապահովող զբաղմունքներում և օգնեք ձեռք բերել դիմադրողականություն այս դժվարին ժամանակահատվածում։

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