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Bubba Show And UPMC Center For Nursing Excellence Spotlight Great Nurses

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Bubba Show is teaming up with the UPMC Center For Nursing Excellence to spotlight the great nurses in the Pittsburgh area!

Spotlighted Nurse

Carol Mathews
Carol Mathews is as exceptional nurse in which I've had the honor to work with at UPMC Shadyside. She is the coordinating nurse clinician for the Enterostomal Therapy Department that cares for patients with wounds and skin care issues, primarily pressure injuries. Carol leads a team of very skilled and compassionate nurses who work tirelessly to both prevent and treat skin issues for our patients. Carol has a true passion for what she does and is continually looking for ways to improve patient safety and prevent adverse skin related events from occurring. Over the past few years Carol has partnered with other departments within the hospital to implement quality improvement projects to significantly decrease facial and tracheostomy equipment related skin breakdown. Most recently Carol spearheaded a multidisciplinary team across two hospitals to create a protocol and care pathway to assist nurses in more safely containing incontinent patient's fecal matter to prevent skin breakdown. This project was subsequently selected by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority as winners (among >200 submissions) in its annual “I Am Patient Safety” contest in recognition of their commitment to patient safety. Carol and her team will be presented with this award on April 5th in State College, PA. Although Carol has received recognition for her work, that is not what motivates her. What motivates her is her care and compassion for the patients at UPMC Shadyside and her love of being a nurse that can positively impact the quality of patients' lives. For this reason, I'd like to recognize Carol Mathews as an outstanding nurse.

If you know a nurse that has gone above and beyond the call of duty or one who showed compassion and empathy in your time of need, we want to know about her or him so we can highlight the nurse on Friday mornings, on Bubba Show.

Interested in becoming a nurse or know someone who is? Click here to learn more about the UPMC Center For Nursing Excellence.

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