Cecille Llanos Valencia, BSN, RN
Assistant Head Nurse
Cardiac Operating Room
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Cecille started her professional nursing career as a medical surgical nurse and was rotated for two years in Critical Care Intensive Unit in the Philippines. She transferred to a bigger hospital in the Philippines where she began another specialty in the Operating Room as an Emergency nurse for Trauma cases. She rotated in various services including neuro, general, orthopedic, plastic, pediatric surgery and finally in cardiothoracic vascular surgery which included liver and kidney transplant.
She joined King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center as a Cardiac Operating Room as a staff nurse and was promoted as an Assistant Head Nurse after 3 years. The institution supported her growth in the leadership and management roles and she was sent to US for conferences and workshops. She sponsored for the Periop 101 courses for 6 months given by Association of Perioperative Registered Nurse (AORN) and luckily passed the examination.
She has participated in different projects such as: VAP – Ventilated Associated Pneumonia, Pediatric in CSICU (Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit), CAUTI – Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection, Needle Sticks and Sharp Injury, Cardiac Safe Surgery Checklist, Prevention of Retained Surgical Items, Improvement in Documentation, Sustainability of Hand Hygiene Quarterly outcomes, Pressure Ulcer Task Force Representative of Perioperative Nursing Division, Assistant Head Nurse Core Group for EPMS (Employment Performance Management System), Magnet Site Visit Preparation, Policy of Workflow and Scheduling in Cardiac Operating Room, Efficiency kit, Preference Card and Pick list, Right sizing of Instruments, Utilization of OMNICELL in Streamlining the Case Carts System, Involvement in the Construction of Cardiac Operating Room, Integration of Video System.
She was a recipient of Daisy award (Disease Attacking the Immune system), given by Patrick Barnes Foundation, California USA to honor an extraordinary nurses in making difference in the life of a patient and family every day.
Member of European Society of Cardiology, Operating Room Nurse Manager, Rockville Maryland and an Area2 Director, Division A, District 79 Toastmasters International, California USA.