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Deborah Leader, RN

Deborah Leader, RN

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Deborah Leader, About.com's Guide to COPD, is a freelance medical journalist and registered nurse who has worked in a variety of health care settings, including acute care hospitals, home health, and public health. She is the co-author of IV Therapy for Dummies, published in November, 2012.

Experience:

Deborah started her career at UCLA Medical Center on a neurological step-down unit. She then transferred to telemetry and eventually specialized in medical-surgical intensive care, which she did for many years. Currently, she works as a Specialty Infusion Nurse administering IVIG Therapy to patients in their homes. She is also a frequent contributor to the Inogen One Blog where she discusses living with chronic breathing conditions, how to manage COPD, and the benefits of portable oxygen concentrators.

Education:

Deborah graduated from Mt. St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, California with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She went on to further her career by attending St. Francis Career College where she received her Critical Care Nursing Certification.

By Deborah Leader, RN:

Interacting with patients is the best part of my job. To be able to hold someone's hand during their most vulnerable moments and show them that you care, is a feeling unsurpassed by no other. At times being a nurse is frustrating, given the current state of health care, but the patients are what makes it all worthwhile. They keep me coming back!

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