I am an RN with sixteen years of experience specializing in critical care and solid organ transplant. I currently work alongside system practice and education leaders to develop education and present content based on best practice. I also sit on committees to update policy language and content to be effective at a system level. I teach and facilitate a number of classes ranging from ECG interpretation to Basic Solid Organ Transplant knowledge. I also work with on boarding new hires and assist in arranging their orientation while tracking their performance by meeting with their preceptors and unit leaders. I continue to maintain an appointment on the SICU and often perform duties of a charge nurse. I am looking to transition to a role that allows me to remain competent in my leadership and education skills while pursuing opportunities that more align with my area of interest.
I am accountable for the assessment, development, implementation and evaluation of education related to orientation, mandatory/required education, continuing education and professional development within a specialty area, site or organizational framework. I collaborate with content experts to incorporate existing and new practice, quality, safety and regulatory standards into education that aligns with the organization/unit culture and goals. I work along side system and department leaders to ensure that regulatory requirements related to education and competency are met. I also work with the LMS team to develop educational content.
Provide close monitoring, including detailed neurological exam of the adult critically ill surgical and stroke population. This population includes neurosurgery patients, organ transplant, cardio/thoracic, trauma, ENT, stroke and general surgery. I provide critical medication management, management of organ failure and maintenance of systemic perfusion. I manage complex medication and infusion therapies. I care for and monitor patients undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures/interventions required on the unit. I have equipment proficiency and knowledge in ventilator management, external ventricular drains, lumbar drains, Level 1 Rapid Infuser and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT).
Cared for patients, both pediatric and adult, in the solid organ transplant population. Having knowledge of and administering immunosuppressant agents, including drug interactions, side effects, and purpose. I prepared patients for surgery including admission assessment, communication with the transplant team and operating room and making sure pre-operative cares were completed. Post-surgical care included monitoring for immediate post-operative complications and providing appropriate interventions. I would follow the patient through their post-operative course, providing education and preparing for discharge. I would also help to coordinate any follow-up care necessary.
Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) December 2018
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association, February 2018
Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Association, February 2018
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