Providing RN oversight on every case from day one
Sandra Cain | Director of Nursing
How long have you been a Nurse?
I graduated with my Nursing Degree in Virginia over 35 years ago. I feel it gave definition to who I am, someone who uses her skills both innate and learned to care for others.
What experience do you bring to BrightStar Care®?
I started my career as a Family Centered Care Nurse; taking care of Post-Partum Mothers and their newborns as a unit. I developed a love of teaching as I was helping these new moms learn to care for their babies.
While living in Germany I had the opportunity to educate EMT’s in the Army. I started teaching Emergency Childbirth, Pediatric emergencies and CPR; by the time I was done I had also participated in Simulated Mass Casualty situations with Helicopters, Tanks and Armored Personnel Carriers. Learning from the EMT’s as they learned from my fellow instructors and I.
Most of my career has been spent in Oncology and Infusion. This has given me many opportunities to educate and act as an advocate for patients and staff. I have enjoyed precepting new employees; assisting new infusion centers set up and train staff, including new computer systems; worked with patient and caregiver education.
While managing two infusion centers, our social worker and I developed a program to Educate new oncology patients and their families. Teaching them about their Chemotherapy protocol, side effects and interventions. This program blossomed into a standard program given by Nurse Practitioners for all new patients in our Centers. We also worked with patient’s caregivers to encourage their healthy lifestyle.
What aspect of your job are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about taking care of others. I realize the best way to accomplish this is to educate them and those giving their care. I believe giving patients, clients, caregivers and nurses the tools and education that offers the best possible outcomes.
I provide A Higher Standard of Care for our BrightStar Care® clients by…
Making sure the care they receive is offered by personnel who are educated and caring. We do this by ensuring we are at the pinnacle of industry.