White Memorial featured in Working Nurse – Nursing Then and Now
February 27, 2013
Los Angeles ,CA
For over 30 years, Trudy Reyes, RN, has worked in intensive care at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. Early in her career, she remembers using a foot pump and administering a syringe she had to cool by hand in ice water in order to get a wedge pressure. Everything is different now: Cardiac output measurements are obtained automatically by computer.
“We had different kind of machines then,” says Reyes, describing the antiquated earlier methods. “We did a lot of manual things, manual calculations. Now, calculations are provided for you.”
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