Highly qualified certified acute care nurse practitioner with 10 years of inpatient critical care cardiothoracic surgery experience. Reputation for consistently achieving high levels of patient satisfaction and high standards in quality measures. Loyal and compassionate. I strive to continuously push my learning and produce excellent outcomes.
Acute care expertise
remove chest tubes
remove heart wires
talc pleurodesis in chest tubes
meeting/documenting quality measures
Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner09/2006 to Current Aurora Health Care Coordinated care with multiple disciplines in complex acute cardiac surgery patients and thoracic surgery patients. Assessed patients, managed patient care, comprehensively charted diagnoses and treatment plans for acutely ill and critical care patients. Expertly removed chest tubes and heart wires.
Emergency Department Nurse09/2001 to 09/2006 Aurora Health Care – Saint Lukes Medical Center Triaging patients; conducting lab draws; expertly inserting IVs; administering medications; performing CPR, ACLS, and PALS on critically ill patients. Charge nurse placing patients and answering EMS calls. On NCC. Precepted new nurses.
Master of Science: Nursing2003Marquette University-
Bachelor of Science: Nursing1999Marquette University-
Started, organize, and coordinate monthly thoracic surgery quality meetings with multiple disciplines
precept nurse practitioner students regularly as well as train new nurse practitioner staff
managed and maintained the nurse practitioner schedule
developed pathways for coronary bypass graft surgery, cardiac valve surgery, and elective lobectomy surgery.
Wrote articles for the company\'s webpage
Wrote, designed, and developed a brochure for the cardiothoracic surgery practice
Wrote articles for the company webpage
Spoke at the Advanced Practice Provider CME monthly meeting about thoracic surgery
Registered Nurse in Wisconsinlicense number 133721-30since 1999
Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber in the state of Wisconsin since 2006 # 2962-33
Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner since 2006