Happy Emergency Nurses Day to the nurses that provide urgent care to SickKids patients
Meet Anjelica Guytingco, a Clinical Support Nurse who works in the Emergency Department at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
In this fast-paced environment where every day is completely different, Guytingco says the team’s ability to collaborate despite the many moving parts is what makes her job so rewarding.
“The teamwork of the Emergency Department at SickKids is something I have never experienced before,” Guytingco says.
To honour Emergency Nurses Day (Oct. 12), we celebrate Guytingco and the many other incredible nurses who make up SickKids’ emergency nursing team.
To Guytingco, her team in the Emergency Department is an unwavering support system, where everyone looks out for each other through the good days and the toughest days. “We encounter a lot of patients’ worst days of their life and parents’ worst days of their life,” she says. “I'm blessed that the people I work with are super supportive.”
Though the Emergency Department sees a lot of trauma in their day-to-day, Guytingco says she always gives 110 per cent to her patients — whether she’s seeing one patient or five, a newborn just a few hours old or a teenager about to turn 18.
“What makes me come back to work every day is that feeling that I have done something positive and that I have made an impact on someone's life,” Guytingco says.
When she first graduated from nursing school, Guytingco had no idea about the variety of jobs that were available in her field. At SickKids, she has learned there are so many unique roles and opportunities to grow as a nurse and to explore and find yourself. “There are so many disciplines that you encounter every day,” she says.
Join our awesome nursing team and find yourself: www.sickkids.ca/nursing