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Nurse of the Month: Kelly Berndt, BJOSC

Friday, March 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Congratulations to Kelly Berndt, RN, BJOSC, LLC as the second WISCA Nurse of the Month Awardee! Kelly was nominated by Suzi Okey and here is a bit more about Kelly and why she deserves the award.

Kelly is always cordial and willing to help coworkers, patients/families, and the medical staff. Kelly is enthusiastic, energetic and displays positive behavior. Kelly is a mentor. Kelly's orthopedic knowledge is vast and continually growing. Kelly shares this knowledge with the BJOSC team.


Excellent in clinical practice

Kelly Berndt is one of the OR Circulators at BJOSC. Kelly has the experience of being with Bone & Joint when we first opened. Kelly is ever watchful for Best Practice to assure her room is patient ready and safe. Kelly always offers ideas to solve problems based on good information and sound judgment. Kelly displays initiative and enthusiasm during everyday work.


Compassionate with patients and families

Kelly introduces herself to every patient and family member before taking them back to the OR; Kelly assures the patient /family with her confidence and her ability to Manage Up the Surgeon, the Anesthesiologist and the entire OR team. Every family member is told "Now is the time for hugs, kisses, high fives" which makes each of them worry a little less. Kelly is a patient advocate and watches her room for breaks in sterility. Kelly discuss the all areas of concerns with the physicians in a professional manner.


Committed to team collaboration

Kelly is trusted and respected by the entire team at BJOSC. Kelly completes the surgery schedules; she verifies equipment and instruments will not be in demand in 2 ORs at the same time. Kelly anticipates the needs of the patient and team before they occur. Kelly asks questions and verifies constantly; Kelly knows when to ask questions and when to seek guidance. Kelly is a Go-To person and has an outstanding ability to explain and teach.

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