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think that the best way to get a representative idea of how the flow of our day goes, said Amy Ross RN, a nurse working in medical surgical intensive care unit at the Kettering Medical Center. a good chance to experience what the nurses are managing every day. Due to the severity of patients in the MSICU, the pair had only one patient to care for. Brendel had an opportunity to watch Ross assessing her patient, charting critical information, checking important laboratory values on the computer and performing necessary procedures in the care of her patient. He also was able to see professional interactions between Ross and the patient physicians.
While on the unit, Brendel was required to observe isolation procedures like donning a gown,
mask and gloves before entering the patient room and was prohibited from performing any professional function.
Interestingly, Brendel is a former nurse himself.
of our executives have some knowledge of the floors, but Mike is a former nurse, so he has an understanding of nursing and the terminology used that others wouldn necessarily have, said Ross, who started working as a KMC aid while in nursing school.
Brendel started his career in 1974 in the housekeeping department before moving to the grounds department and finally into a position as radiology technologist. In 1982, he became a registered nurse and worked in the ICU before becoming the manager of the first freestanding pulmonary/respiratory ICU and a National Black Lung Center for treating coal miners and other respiratory patients.