HOSPITAL GIVES NURSES SHOT IN THE ARM; DAY OF TRIBUTE HELD FOR THOUSAND OAKS CENTER'S WORKERS.Byline: John Huddy Daily News Staff Writer
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``Nurses Day is a thank you to all the nurses who have dedicated their lives to helping others,'' said Joanna Biere, the hospital's nursing director. ``It also gives us a chance to get a glimpse of the diverse backgrounds of the men and women here - some of their `secret lives.' ''
The program was a local highlight to a weeklong celebration across the United States. Started in the 1970s, the idea of National Nurses Day was to promote awareness of the job nurses do - work that includes long hours, physical and emotional fatigue, and a great deal of dedication and pride, according to hospital officials.
Also featured during the program was a fashion show of the latest ``scrub uniforms'' modeled by the nurses - a first for the annual event.
``Today, I'm modeling the scrubs that I wear,'' said Mike Kerner, a nurse at the hospital the past nine months and Newbury Park resident. ``It's really nice that someone puts out the time and effort to show their appreciation for what we do.''
Causey, the former Miss Ventura County, agreed with that assessment. ``It's nice of the hospital to do this for us. It's a great recognition of nurses.''
A nurse at Los Robles the past year, Causey studied abroad in the former Soviet Union, Poland, Germany, and even in the tropics tropics, also called tropical zone or torrid zone, all the land and water of the earth situated between the Tropic of Cancer at lat. 23 1-2°N and the Tropic of Capricorn at lat. 23 1-2°S. of Costa Rica.
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tr.v. ster·il·ized, ster·il·iz·ing, ster·il·iz·es
1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
2. shirts and pants kept at the hospital for medical personnel.
Skene brought a photo of her days as a professional ice skater in the ``Razzle Dazzle Cabaret on Ice'' at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas.
A skater in the show for almost eight years, starting at age 18, Skene recalled that she considered it the right thing to do at the time.
``My parents would have died if they'd known I was in the show,'' explained the blushing nurse. ``Then one day, someone brought them a photo of me on a billboard - I had a lot of explaining to do.''
Skene eventually quit her job as an on-ice performer, getting married and having three children. She went back to school and fulfilled her lifelong ambition to become a nurse - a change in profession much to her parents delight.
Miller served 13 months in Vietnam as part of a medical unit, where she met her husband, a pilot. Miller is the chairperson of the Nurses Day committee that helped coordinate the festivities fes·tiv·i·ty
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
``We sent bouquets of flowers to all the nursing departments at the hospital,'' Miller noted. ``It's nice to give appreciation to co-workers that you've worked alongside throughout the years - we're constantly going in our work.''
This year's National Nurses Day theme at Los Robles was ``Nurses: Dedicated to the Art of Caring.'' Themes of the past have included, ``Nurses: the Light of Knowledge, the Warmth of Caring'' and ``Nurses: Caring from the Heart.''
``I enjoy working with people,'' said Susie Faz, a coronary care unit coronary care unit
Abbr. CCU A hospital unit that is specially equipped to treat and monitor patients with serious heart conditions, such as coronary thrombosis. nurse the past three years and a Ventura County search-and-rescue team volunteer. ``It's nice to come to a job that you enjoy.''