Men In Nursing 2020
William Raymundo, Charge Nurse COVID-19 Unit, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial
Looking back on this year, what have been the biggest changes in your practice?
The biggest changes have been in the use of PPE and having to be mindful of the potentially limited supply. We’ve had to learn new ways to protect ourselves while conserving equipment like N95 masks and isolation gowns to last the whole shift.
Tell us about the most inspirational thing you’ve experienced as a nurse during this pandemic.
I felt most inspired by the appreciation the community showed the people on the front lines, such as when the fire department assembled in front of the hospital to salute the healthcare workers. It also inspires me to see patients recover from COVID-19. Despite the uncertainty of this pandemic, it gives me hope to know that there are patients who fight and survive. It reminds me of the importance of my profession and the ability to make a difference in someone’s life.