Get to know Advanced Practice Registered Nurse & Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Emily Joy Hendricks, who serves patients in River Ridge, New Orleans.
Emily is an advanced practice registered nurse & certified registered nurse anesthetist currently working in the operating room at University Medical Center New Orleans. Working in this critical role since 2018, she provides anesthesia and professional care to patients both in and out of operating room procedure areas. Prior to her current role, she gained valuable experience as an ICU nurse in the Cardiac/Neuro Unit.
The focus of University Medical Center New Orleans is keeping patients and their families healthy through offering the latest advancements in patient care. With 650 physicians and more than 2,700 employees, it is a leading center for treating patients with a wide variety of conditions. They are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. With healthcare treatment options that cover a wide range of patient needs, they are helping patients live their best life.
With a broad educational background, Emily obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2010. Later, she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Always striving for excellence, she is continuously advancing her education with CME credits and is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has obtained at least a master’s degree in nursing. APRNs may work across various healthcare settings, including hospitals, ambulatory clinics or long-term care facilities. They provide medical support and preventative care to patients, along with additional responsibilities of coordinating patient care and using specialized knowledge to manage complex patient conditions. APRNs can diagnose and treat as well as order and interpret tests and prescribe medications.
A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA) plays a crucial role in the success of a variety of medical / surgical procedures. They work in collaboration with professionals across the health spectrum: surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists, and other professionals to ensure that patients are well prepared before surgery, safe administration of anesthesia, excellent postoperative and follow-up care.
Devoted to serving her community, Emily has been volunteering from a young age. She has been involved with St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Church, where she participated in the youth group and CYO, the older youth group. Now, as a nurse, she participates in their Labor of Love program, giving back to the community.
As a testament to her success, she has been awarded for her work with featured articles on issuewire.com and doctor.com. She attributes her success to the support and encouragement of her parents. She also attended a one-week nursing program in high school, which sparked a life-long dedication to the nursing profession.
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