26 years nursing experience in home care, critical care, and cardiovascular ICU.
Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.
Primary Nursing care of critically ill post op cardiac,vascular and general surgery patients.Experience gained in hemodynamic monitoring, cardiac rhythm/arrhythmia interpretation, and titration of vasoactive drugs.
Often functioned as a preceptor and charge nurse.
Observed and assisted in many bedside procedures such as tracheostomy, PEG tube placement, embolectomy, cardioversion , thoracentesis, and central line placement.
Unit Magnet representative for 4 years.Served on unit professional nurse council ,scheduling committee, education committee, and policy/procedure committee.
Gained experience in diabetic teaching ,wound care ,medication teaching,PICC line care,and infusion therapy.Managed/cared for patients with a variety of health issues such as PVD, cardiac disease,diabetes ,alzheimer's disease, COPD, cancer and post surgery .
Worked closely with physical therapy,occupational therapy,social work and home health aides.
Primary nursing care of critically ill medical ,surgical ,cardiac and trauma patients.Gained experience in administering thrombolytic therapy ,monitoring post PTCA ,hemodynamic monitoring ,vasoactive drugs, and cardiac rhythm interpretation. Floated to progressive and telemetry unit as needed.
Primary nursing care of critically ill patients post cardiac ,neuro,and general surgery.Also gained experience in caring for trauma patients.
Worked under RN supervision to provide patient care of critically ill cardiac,neuro, and general surgical patients.Learned cardiac rhythm interpretation ,ventilator management basic patient care and physical assessment.
Worked under RN supervision to provide care of patients post total hip replacement ,knee replacement and spine surgery.
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