Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Elena Bertolino has been working in the pediatric critical care field for more than 25 years and has been in the Johns Hopkins PICU since June of 2014. She works closely with the fellows and attending physicians to provide comprehensive medical management for children with critical illnesses and injuries. Some of her daily tasks include taking histories; conducting physical examinations; reviewing day-to-day data, such as vital signs; titrating medications; talking to consultants from the subspecialties; and continually reevaluating the plan of care. For her, the most rewarding part of her job is seeing the children get better based on clinical actions and establishing good relationships with the families and patients.
Ms. Bertolino is always striving to learn from those around her. She values the ability to learn from the varied population of patients that come to Johns Hopkins and from the different attending physicians with whom she works. She is Wound Care Certified and advocates promoting preventive skin care for pediatric patients. She is also interested in human-animal interactions and the ways in which animals and humans mutually benefit in health in varied settings. In her spare time, Ms. Bertolino enjoys exercising, traveling, reading, and doing volunteer work with both children and animals.
Ms. Bertolino graduated from Georgetown University with her nursing degree in 1990 and earned her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.