Lake Charles Memorial Health System
Patricia was able to keep the situation calm and assist the 2 OB physicians in the safe delivery of the baby.
Patricia has experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse, but in the last few years, she transitioned to an ED nurse. She was working in the emergency department when an OB trauma patient arrived. This patient was 34 weeks pregnant, on her way to the hospital because she was in labor. She was involved in an MVC, which caused her to be partially ejected from the vehicle. The patient arrived unresponsive and in labor. Patricia not only stepped up as the lead trauma nurse, but she also had the expertise to properly check the patient and put the patient on Toco monitoring. The patient had to be rushed to the OR for an emergency C Section. The patient arrived to the OR before the team was ready for her, but Patricia stepped up and scrubbed into the case. She was able to keep the situation calm and assist the 2 OB physicians in the safe delivery of the baby. ED nurses typically do not have as much confidence to care for OB patients, much less OB Trauma Patients. Having Patricia as a part of our team is a huge asset. She is an excellent team member, always wanting to learn more and eager to teach others. She has so many nurses who look up to her, and I wholeheartedly believe she should receive so much recognition for going above and beyond for this patient.