Co-op Spotlight: Emily-Ann Ruedemann
July 30, 2015
Emily-Ann Ruedemann is a senior nursing student in Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. Now in the midst of her third (and final) co-op cycle, she is currently working as a nurse co-op in the intermediate cardiac care unit at Jefferson University Hospital.
Reudemann is responsible for the care of eight to 11 patients in this role – a responsibility which entails taking vital signs, performing accu-checks, providing bathing and hygiene care, assisting patients with their everyday needs and obtaining electrocardiograms (EKGs). She also responds to call lights as needed and completes work delegated to her by the nurses on the floor.
Like most co-ops, Reudemann has faced challenges. Her unit can be very hectic and she has many patients to look after, but she finds comfort in her team. According to Emily-Ann, “it definitely helps that I work with such a great team here at Jefferson.”
Her previous experience in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has helped prepare her for her co-op at Jefferson University Hospital. It also helps that she is hardworking, outgoing and constantly striving to improve herself and her skill set. There is no doubt that Emily-Ann will become an amazing nurse one day.