Registered Nurse Angela M. Guardado, RN, BSN, CDE Provides Care for the San Mateo, California Area

Get to know Registered Nurse Angela M. Guardado, who serves patients within Ambulatory Clinic.

Angela graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and as a Registered Nurse from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Columbia in 1986, giving her over three decades of experience in her field. Angela also holds additional certification as a Diabetes Educator. Angela currently practices with Ambulatory Clinic where she holds an expertise in Cardiovascular Diabetes Education.

Angela chose a career in nursing as she had watched family members become ill as a child, especially her grandmother who happened to be a diabetic. Hearing that she needed to have a leg amputated left a lasting impression that made her want to know why and how she could help others in the same situation. She attributes her professional success to her commitment and passion for nursing, and seeing her patients success.

Angela is a highly motivated and skilled career professional with more than 32 years practical experience, 5 years abroad in hemodialysis and cardiovascular in hospital, and 27 years in home health, blood bank, and primary care environments in the US. She is proficient and skill cardiovascular case manager and health educator in the areas of diabetes, hypertension, lipids and Coumadin/INR. She is an established hypertension and lipid clinic including screening,  initial assessment, counseling, education regarding medications and treatment, lab work, documentation with care plan for diagnosis, and administration of treatment procedures.
She has served as preceptor for RN Case Manager and assisted to implement the Diabetes clinic as well as an actively with the Medication Safety and Out-Patient Education committees.
She is computer skilled, managing appointment scheduling, and patient referral, and is proficient in all documentation/record maintenance/paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality. She has assisted in clinical research with Stanford and San Mateo in cardiovascular program. She has participated in the evaluation of the electronic charting system for San Mateo County Hospital, and in the preparation of  didactic tools as well as providing community education for IHSS providers on the topic of diabetes.

The main role of a registered nurse is to assist physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. While their primary responsibilities will involve caring for patients, their specific job duties will vary depending on your employer and specialization. While a majority of registered nurses work at hospitals they are not limited to that setting, they can also work in clinics, schools, assisted living facilities, homes, schools and more. They must also stay up-to-date with new tools and technology to help provide the best care to patients and families, and the best support to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Registered nurses must possess excellent communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

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