My name is Caroline Abedrabboh and I have been a Registered Nurse since 2008. I graduated from Langara College with my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and spent the last 6 months of my training working in the Neuropsychiatry Clinic at BC Children’s Hospital.
I’ve always had a passion for working with children with neuro-developmental disabilities and their families. Prior to becoming a Nurse, I was a behavioral interventionist working with children with Autism. I went on to complete a post-baccalaureate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
I started my Nursing career as a bedside nurse on the Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at BC Children’s Hospital where I spent 3 years working with children under 12 years old and their families.
Next, I spent 4 years as a Nurse Clinician for the Provincial Autism Resource Center at Sunny Hill Health Center for Children where I was responsible for the intake, assessment and resource planning for all children and youth referred for Autism assessments.
Next, I spent 3 years as the Nurse Clinician for the Pre-Admission and Post-Discharge Program of the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Units at BC Children’s Hospital.
Lastly, I spent 3 years as one of the Emergency Psychiatric Liaison Nurses in the Pediatric Emergency Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital. There, I was responsible for the psychiatric assessment of children and youth presenting to the ER with concerns related to their mental safety and well-being. In this role, I also provided a substantial amount of teaching and support to patients and their caregivers.
Amidst these roles, I was contracted by both Surrey Memorial Hospital and BCIT to do quarterly education sessions for their nursing students and staff primarily focusing on Autism and other developmental disabilities and nursing implications for inpatient care and resource planning.
Additionally, I am fluent in English and French with intermediate level understanding of Arabic and Spanish.