Southern California Hospital Culver City
...when someone is drowning, the whole floor is drowning and when someone is in trouble, the whole unit is in trouble.
Jessica or JP is an amazing floor nurse and Charge nurse. She loves being a leader to her unit and she really cares for her nurses. She is a good example and a mentor to her fellow staff. I know I can always count on her because she is always ready to help. She would always tell me “when someone is drowning, the whole floor is drowning” and when someone is in trouble, the whole unit is in trouble. She always emphasized the importance of our unit as a family. I remember when my assignment was heavy. One of my patient’s bp was in the 200s, one was trying to get out of bed, and a transfer from p5 who was very cyanotic and was having a hard time breathing. O2 75-80% non-rebreather mask, and the Patient was noncompliant with the oxygen treatment. JP was Charge that day. She helped me stabilize my cyanotic patient, asked the other nurses to keep an eye on my fall risk patient, and helped me call the doctor for my hypertensive patient to get PRN bp medications. That day was very stressful but JP made it bearable because she was there to help me. Whenever JP is Charge, I know I will be okay and I am not afraid to work. JP loves to be in charge and ensures that her unit is well organized. She is very knowledgeable, and approachable, and all who know her love her.