Maura Wiethaupt

Maura Wiethaupt

Maura Wiethaupt, RN, ADN

OR
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri
United States

There were 3 emergency cases including a NICU baby with a critical airway, a patient who had post-tonsillectomy bleeding, and a trauma major at the same time.  Maura worked very effectively to mobilize the OR nursing back up team, to prepare 2 ORs for emergencies, and to communicate with surgeons, anesthesiologists, ED, parents, and PACU nurses. All 3 cases started on time and all 3 patients had successful intraoperative courses.  Maura's dedication, communication, and leadership were outstanding.