- Created on April 28, 2020 3:12 PM
- Last Updated on April 29, 2020 12:19 AM
- April 28, 2020 3:12 PM
Kevin Robert L. So (莊啟明) of CKS high school batch 2006 and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, college batch 2011 has been working as a Triage nurse at the Hoag Medical Group in Irvine, California since 2017. As a COVID medical frontliner, his main role is to triage phone calls for patients who have symptoms and determine urgency in terms of the patients' condition. Aside from that, he also makes recommendations for escalation of patients' care and provides medical advice in treating symptoms. He also sees patients in the office for follow-up purposes.
Nowadays, the biggest challenge of his job is the sudden surge in the volume of sick patients who wanted to be seen and tested, and the increasing number of anxious patients needing some form of reassurance.
As a practitioner of the medical industry in the United States, Kevin strictly follows safety guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including hand washing for at least 20 seconds, using hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol in case water and soap is not available, not touching his eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, and physical distancing of at least six feet away from other people. Lastly, he stays at home as much possible and only goes out for work or groceries.
Though already an American citizen, Kevin still misses life in the Philippines, mainly because of good times spent with his friends and schoolmates at CKS College, where he reminisce the sense of belongingness, and learned important values such as equality for all and compassion.
Continue doing your best, Kevin Robert L. So. Your CKS College family is proud of your continuing journey!