My patients deserve safe, holistic, patient- (and family-) centered care. I strive to preserve human rights and therefore the dignity that every individual deserves. Every person is entitled to be a part of his or her own "health" care, and with this in mind, I find it important to provide information and education about prevention and better health options. I aim to provide education with a focus on evidence-based prevention techniques, and when prevention turns to care, to utilize an interdisciplinary approach to treatment.
Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of [State], License number [number]Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification [year to present]CPR certified through American Heart Association
Skilled cardiac care nurse
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners member
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
OR and ER experience
Interpretation and evaluation of lab results
Evaluation of radiographic results
ECMO, VAD and mechanical circulatory support certified
Skilled at assessing and conducting H&P
Intermountain Medical Center Thoracic ICUMarch 2013 to CurrentCharge Nurse/Registered Nurse Salt Lake City, Utah
Work as part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to critically thinking through strategies to best provide care and comfort for critically ill patients with heart, lung, and vascular ailments.
Duties include assessing patients, delegating tasks to appropriately qualified personnel, administering medications according to orders and protocols, obtaining and sending appropriate laboratory work, troubleshooting and managing monitoring equipment, maintaining current certifications pertinent to unit, communicating needs with physicians, and acting as a patient advocate and liaison for each patient's family.
University of Utah Hospital Surgical ICUOctober 2012 to March 2013Registered Nurse Salt Lake City, Utah
Worked as a part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to critically thinking through strategies to best provide care and comfort for critically ill patients following high-risk surgical procedures, including but not limited to heart, lung, kidney, liver, brain, vascular, and trauma.
Duties included assessing patients, delegating tasks to appropriately qualified personnel, administering medications according to orders and protocols, obtaining and sending appropriate laboratory work, troubleshooting and managing monitoring equipment, maintaining current certifications pertinent to unit, communicating needs with physicians, and acting as a patient advocate and liaison for each patient's family.
Intermountain Healthcare TICUOctober 2010 to October 2012Registered Nurse Murray, Utah
Work with an interdisciplinary team of individuals Assess and determine needs preoperatively regarding cardiothoracic surgery Determine appropriate discharge needs post operatively Utilize appropriate resources and guidelines for the management of cardiovascular care Manage and assess laboratory value Ability to think critically and act quickly IABP, LVAD, CRRT, ECMO, chest tube, Cadd pump, heart transplant, mechanical ventilation, and various hemodynamic monitoring modules.
Intermountain healthcare Instacare/KidscareApril 2009 to August 2010Licensed Practicing Nurse Bountiful, Utah
Worked as part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to giving the best medical care possible; triaging and helping people in need of urgent care.
Duties included cleaning and dressing wounds, preparation for suture or staple placement, administering ordered medications, placing splints, running labs, drawing blood, cleaning equipment and rooms, and helping nurses and physicians with any other needed tasks.
Intermountain Healthcare LDS HospitalAugust 2002 to January 2006Anesthesia Monitoring Technician Salt Lake City, Utah
Worked as part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to giving the best medical care possible; placing and maintaining arterial lines as needed to free up more time for the anesthesiologists.
Duties included placing and maintaining arterial lines, setting up and assisting with the start of difficult surgical cases, assisting with the difficult airway machine, ordering supplies, placing IVs, moving and positioning patients, placing all noninvasive monitoring equipment needed for surgical procedures, and any other tasks needed by the anesthesiologist.
Intermountain Healthcare LDS HospitalMay 1998 to March 2001Orderly Salt Lake City, Utah
Duties included moving and positioning patients, cleaning and assisting in the operating suite, scrubbing into surgical procedures and holding retractors, assisting with the setup of sterile supplies, obtaining blood products from the blood bank, and equipment maintenance and cleaning.
Education and Training
Bountiful High School University of Utah1995DiplomaBountiful, Utah360 hours with trauma services at a Level-I trauma center (Intermountain Medical Center) 440 hours with cardiothoracic surgical services at Level-1 trauma centers (Intermountain Medical Center; University of Utah Medical Center) 100 hours with interventional radiological services (Intermountain Medical Center) 50 hours with the Utah State Medical Examiner 50 hours with palliative care and acute pain services (Intermountain Medical Center)
Davis Applied Technology College12/2009Kaysville, Utah
Weber State University12/2008General StudiesOgden, UtahGeneral Studies
Salt Lake Community College12/2007General StudiesSalt Lake City, UtahGeneral Studies
Weber State University07/2010Kaysville, Utah
University of Utah05/2015Salt Lake City, Utah
Idaho State University05/2007General StudiesPocatello, IdahoGeneral Studies
RN, LPN, and CNA certification (Utah)
a Level, anesthesiologist, drawing blood, CNA, equipment maintenance and cleaning, cleaning equipment, managing, mechanical, palliative care, patient advocate, personnel, positioning, protocols, surgery, surgical services, trauma, troubleshooting, urgent care, ventilation, wounds