34 years of nursing experience in Medical/surgical, telemetry, CHF clinic , cardiac/pulmonary rehab and clinical documentation. Instrumental in starting program for preventing CHF re-admissions. Strong leadership role serving as charge nurse on Medical/ Surgical, Telemetry and Cardiac Rehab and preceptor for students and new nurses for 25 years. Educational experience with patients and nurses, giving community education lectures, grand rounds for staff, individual patient/family education. smoking cessation facilitator.
Professional Registered Nurse in the States of Illinois, License number 041.225021
AACN PCCN ( Progressive Care Nursing Adult) certified through April 30, 2019
EECP certification 2001
Charge nurse in Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab, developing and maintained quality care systems and standards, implementing individual treatment plans , educational programs for rehab patients. Educating staff and patients. Implementing and maintaining CHF advocate role for education / follow up per phone for patients admitted with Dx; CHF. Administering EECP therapy.Administering IV medication during stress tests, monitor patient during tilt table procedures. Supervised Nurses, EKG techs, Echo techs. Actively participate in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
Educating staff on cardiovascular disease through Grand Rounds
Educating outpatients and community members on cardiovascular disease through lectures.
Staff nurse in outpatient clinic for CHF patients assessing each patient, trending weights, vitals, monitoring labs. Administering IV inotropes: Dobutamine, Milrinone; Natrecor; diuretics potassium supplements as directed. Monitoring labs, electrolytes, CBC, INR levels and informing MDs, carrying out new orders. Educating patients and their families on disease process, medications, dietary, follow up and offering guidance and emotional support.
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