ICU Registered Nurse
Graduate of Unitek College, 2016
As an ICU Registered Nurse (RN) in San Leandro, California, Luciano has been on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Assessment and implementation of care are the most important responsibilities of an ICU RN. From the start of each shift, Luciano thinks of patient assessment as an ongoing activity that requires critical thinking to ensure the well-being of his patients.
Biggest Challenge During COVID-19?
One of Luciano’s biggest hurdles is the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Other challenges include the restricted family visitations for patients as well as the increased stress and tension among the staff.
As Luciano told us: “The heightened focus on infection control and the lack of proper PPEs makes the daily routine at work extremely exhausting and, at times, unsafe.”
Luciano’s Advice to Other Nurses
“Leave your insecurities behind and be confident in all the knowledge you have access to. Being unable to cope with this crisis should make you reflect on the very reason why you wanted to become a nurse.”