I joined the Memorial Sloan-Kettering nursing team in 1997 as a clinical nurse on the 12th floor of Memorial Hospital. As a clinical nurse specialist since 2005, I identify patient care issues and provide education and training to maintain the highest quality of nursing care at our hospital. I am responsible for ensuring positive patient outcomes through the delivery of evidence-based nursing care.
As part of a collaboration between nursing leadership and infection control, I play a role in updating standards of care related to the maintenance of central venous access devices. By developing and implementing training sessions for Memorial Sloan-Kettering nursing staff to standardize care for these devices, we are helping to reduce the risk for infection among patients with these devices in place.