May 10, 2016 |
Bonnie Futros, Clinical Resource Nurse – Peritoneal Dialysis, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
Bonnie has been a nurse for seven years.
“I always wanted to be a nurse. It was actually my grandpa being sick when I was younger and being in and out of hospital that made me become interested in being a nurse.
I think the thing I like the most is taking a scary situation, like someone with renal failure and having to go to dialysis, and trying to turn it around and to make their learning as much fun as possible and watching them succeed because of what I taught them. They start to feel better. It’s a win-win situation.
I’m currently in the clinical resource nurse role. I think the biggest challenge is there is not enough doctors and not enough nurses to go around with the needs of the patients. Everyone does the best they can with what we have but there is always room for improvement. There is never enough OR time to get catheters in. There is never enough nurses to train the patients. There’s always challenges that way.
Overall, I would say that I am very proud to be part of the renal program. I think we have amazing nurses, physicians and allied health staff. I think we do a lot for our patients and I’m very proud and enjoy my job.”
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