Stanford Emergency Medicine Nursing

The Stanford Emergency Department Nursing staff is a well-educated, highly motivated group of individuals who enjoy the challenges of a dynamic work environment. Core values of the Nursing Department include competent and compassionate care. The nursing patient care team consists of RN’s and emergency medical technicians. Other vital ancillary staff includes quest services, registration representatives, unit secretaries, volunteers, Child Life Specialist and Educators, housekeeping, service center technicians, and transporters.

The Stanford Emergency Department Nursing staff consistently meets and exceeds expectations for a high level of emergency nursing care in a Level I adult and pediatric Trauma Center. The patient population presenting to Stanford Emergency Department spans the age continuum from neonates to geriatrics. Our nurses strive to be the best in the field of Emergency Nursing, by continuing their education at the B.S. and Master’s level; seeking out educational opportunities in the form of conferences and classes, and maintaining various certifications.

Required certifications for nurses in the Stanford Emergency Department include:
BLS - Basic Life Support
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life support
TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support and/or
ENPC - Emergency Nurses Pediatrics Course

Many of our nurses also have one or more of the following certifications:
CEN - Certified Emergency Nurse
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
CCRN - Critical Care Nursing

For more information about Stanford Emergency Medicine Nursing please contact us at the links below.

Patrice Callagy, RN, MPA,MSN, CEN
Phone: (650) 724-0697

Assistant Patient Care Managers
Karen Stuart, RN
Maria Ortua, RN
Phone (650) 725-5534

Unit Clinical Care Specialists and Educators
Ed Schrader, RN, MSN, CCNS, CEN
Phone (650) 723-9156

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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Main Line: 650-723-6576

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