Maria Lombardi, RN Pediatric Critical Care Nursing, Children's Hospital, CN III
...Maria Lombardi Maria Lombardi, RNPediatric Critical Care Nursing
has over a decade of experience in pediatrics and pediatric intensive care nursing.Her
certifications include Pediatric Critical Care (Pediatric CCRN), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Trauma (TNCC).She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.
Additional memberships include the American Association of Critical Care Nurses
and the New York State Nurses Association
Colleagues commend Maria
outstanding clinical judgment and sensitive patient-focused perspective."Maria
never lets us forget that in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the patient to be focused on is still only a child."In the midst of performing advanced, very complicated care procedures on desperately ill babies and children, Maria
warmly communicates compassion and interest.She
comforts children who are often too young or sick to express feeling homesick, frightened or confused.
An ardent supporter of education and quality improvement, Maria
consistently presents information to improve practice, and further the professional growth of colleagues.Typical of her
vision and professionalism, Maria
arranged for colleagues to attend a conference devoted exclusively to the development of leadership skills.According to one colleague, "Maria
is about being part of the solution, and her
excellent solutions never leave anyone behind."As a respected member of the Bereavement Committee, Maria works with family members and staff to facilitate the difficult task of healthy grieving that follows the loss of a child.