Brian Angell

Brian Angell

Brian Angell, RN, CCRN

Intensive Care Unit and Case Management
Swedish Edmonds
Edmonds, Washington
United States
Brian provides excellence in caring. His quiet manner conveys respect for his patients when he is introduced at the beginning of his shift. His professional manner shines through in his communication style and his passion for every detail of a patient’s status.

Brian is an excellent, knowledgeable and compassionate nurse.  He does a lot of behind the scene work to ensure patient safety.  We had an elderly patient admitted to ICU who was not doing well, declining despite therapy.  He stayed on top of the patient’s care and mediated communication with the family and MD.  The family was struggling with making a decision regarding the plan of care.  Brian was a very supportive resource for the family. The care he provided was above and beyond.  His care was sincere and heartfelt.  He is one of a kind and works hard, he is funny and very professional.  A person like him is hard to find.

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I am extremely honored to know him.  Brian has a calming presence in stressful situations.

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Brian Angell is the nurse we strive to be:  gentle, caring, knowledgeable, detail oriented, patient advocate.  No single story, but consistent care with every patient.  Brian Angell provides excellence in caring.  His quiet manner conveys respect for his patients when he is introduced at the beginning of his shift.  His professional manner shines through in his communication style and his passion for every detail of a patient’s status.

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Brian served as the first Shared Leadership chair for our unit.  He precepts every new RN to the night shift in ICU because of his attention to detail and evidence-based practice standards of care along with his caring and compassion for patients.  He has been such an asset to the ICU team.

He is starting a whole new role as a case manager which will have a big learning curve, but he will be excellent in this role with patients, their families and staff because of his positive attributes.

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I had one particularly busy admit toward the end of my shift.  A septic patient who came up from the ED intubated with low BP’s and requiring lines put in.  This patient was on pressers and very unstable, his family was eagerly waiting to come to the room to see him but were waiting due to procedures.  Brian came on that evening, jumped right in and began hanging antibiotics, took over my role as helping with line placement so I could start charting.  In the morning when I returned for my shift, the patient’s family expressed how grateful and thankful they were for Brian’s and all the nurses’ care.  They stated how he helped alleviate their worries.  I appreciated his teamwork and eagerness to jump right in to help me get off my shift.  Brian always displays this type of professionalism.  He is willing to sit and just hold a patient’s hand and listen if that is what is needed.  He is always willing to help a coworker on the unit if that is needed.

I admire the care that he gives a patient, he remembers little details about patient’s likes and dislikes and passes that information on for the next nurse.  Brian also precepts new nurses on our unit.  I have been a nurse for thirty years and I always say if I had to do it over, I would want Brian to precept me.

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Prior to coming to the ICU, Brian had always been a great resource for questions regarding patient care and processes.  He had a history of working with patients with pancreatitis.  My mom had been diagnosed with necrotizing pancreatitis and Brian was a calm, knowledgeable resource who I was able to talk to.  He explained the course of hospital stays for people with a similar diagnosis and was able to set my mind at ease.

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