Originally from England, Sarah Burns graduated at Oxford University with a four-year nursing degree and neurosciences diploma. She began her career as a neuro intensive care nurse in England and gaining orthopedic, gynecologic and oncology nursing experience in Holland. In 1994, Sarah moved to the United States as a traveling nurse where she discovered Texas, Florida and California and, by 1998, she accepted her first position at Alvarado Hospital in the emergency room and ICU. Years later, Sarah sought new experiences and went to serve at San Diego’s Balboa Naval Hospital as a surgical PACU nurse, but she soon returned to Alvarado.
Today, nearly half of Sarah’s 20-year nursing career has been devoted to caring for patients at Alvarado Hospital. She has worked on the direct observation unit and played a key role in opening the hospital’s telemetry unit. Her current responsibility is as charge nurse for the medical center’s brand new Advanced Spine Institute and interventional cardiology unit. Because of Sarah’s commitment to providing the utmost quality care to her patients and setting a leadership example for her staff, she has been studying courses in human behavior and will soon have her master’s degree.
Nurse Sarah Burns introduces herself and shares some tips for a speedy recovery after spinal surgery.
October 19, 2009 - 10:53am
Nurse Sarah Burns explains why women experiencing back pain should come to the Spine Center at Alvarado Hospital.
October 19, 2009 - 10:37am
Nurse Sarah Burns shares why a woman should have regular bowel movements after spinal surgery.
October 19, 2009 - 10:30am
Nurse Sarah Burns explains the proper way for a woman to care for herself after spinal surgery.
October 19, 2009 - 10:23am
Nurse Sarah Burns describes what she would tell a woman who has back pain and is afraid to seek treatment.
October 19, 2009 - 10:18am