Experience in clinical research for the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine. This unique group of clinical research nurses provide 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage in the emergency department at Banner Tucson and South Campus Emergency Departments. More than 70,000 patients per year are screened for potential consent and randomization into an ever-changing number of clinical research trials.
Extensive Emergency and Trauma nursing experience as well as general knowledge of Medical Surgical, Rheumatology, Urgent Care, and Geriatric populations.
Licenses, Certifications, and Training
Registered Nurse in the states of Arizona, California, and Washington
TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core
ATCN - Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses, 3/2016
BLS - Basic
Life Support Certification 10/2015
ATCN - Advanced Cardiovascular Life support
PALS - Pediatric Life Support Certification 1/2016
NIHSS Stroke Scale
General Database Training
Institutional Training Initiative, Human Research Curriculum, Health
Information Privacy and Security-06/2018
NETT regulatory database
Training for following Clinical Trials
ATACH-II - Antihypertensive
Treatment of Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage
SHINE - Stroke Hyperglycemia
Insulin Network Effort,
POINT - Plavix Oriented
Inhibition in New TIA and Minor Ischemic Stroke trial, abcd2 scoring, mRS
INTREPID - Traumatic Brain
Injury studies for severe TBI
INTREPID - Mild TBI and
EUPHRATES - Evaluating the
Use of Polymixyn B Hemoperfusion in a Randomized controlled trial of Adults
Treated with Endotoxemia and Septic Shock - EAA collection and processing,
MODS, Modified Rankin Scale training
GAMES - Glyburide Advantage
in Malignant Edema and Stroke
Asubio - Spinal cord injury
THINK Systems - Acute
Coronary Syndrome clinical trial
Clinical Research Nurse June 2014 to CurrentArizona Department of Emergency Medicine - Tucson, AZ
Sound, ethical, and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical and research protocols.
Interventional clinical research
Conduct screening, informed consent, enrollment, and randomization into clinical trials
Administer interventional study drug for patients with strokes, head traumas, comas, intracranial hematomas, and severe sepsis
Interview, collect data and blood bio-markers from patients who present and agree to trial enrollment
Collaborate with Physicians from Neurology, Neurosurgery, Trauma
Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and research professionals from the University of Arizona Surgery Department
Research program about specifics of patient disease and morbidity for
potential inclusion into clinical research trials.
Spinal cord injury screening for the Department of Trauma Surgery.
Administration of interventional and investigational drugs vs placebo, Insulin drip management, Nicardipine infusion titration, NNZ - 2566 infusion, and oral medications
Collect of time sensitive blood biomarkers, frequent glucose monitoring, time critical ekgs, eeg monitoring, Galvaston Orientation and Amnesia Testing
Ensure safety of research participant by monitoring for AEs, and SAEs
?Mentor students from the University of Arizona's Bio-medical and Pre-med programs (RAP students)
Teaching ED, bedside, and ICU nurses about current research studies
Registered Nurse/Staff Nurse December 2012 to CurrentU.S. Nursing Corp - Greenwood Village, CO
Short term crisis staffing in various emergency departments throughout California and Washington.
Evaluate patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
RN III/Staff Nurse, Resource pool January 2007 to CurrentUniversity of Arizona Medical Center/Banner Univerity Medical Center - Tucson, AZ
Highly skilled emergency and trauma certified nurse
Evaluate patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.
Direct Admissions Triage Nurse/LPN August 2005 to January 2007Tucson Medical Center - Tucson, AZFacilitated transfer and placement of
patients from physician's
offices and outlying emergency departments/hospitals, who
required specialty care not available in their communities or a higher level of care not available at the sending hospital. Coordinated physician care for patients with the necessary Specialty Physicians or Hospitalists on call prior
to transfer to TMC.
LPN/Staff Nurse November 2001 to February 2003Stanford Hospitals and Clinics - Palo Alto, CA
Staff nurse in a 26 bed, Level I Emergency Department at a prestigious medical school teaching facility.
Patient assessment, IV placement, medication administration, phlebotomist, fracture and wound care, and assist physicians with patient exams.
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, 2014Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Associate of Science : Nursing, 2006Pima Community College - Tucson, AZ
Licenced Practical NurseJohn A. Logan College - Carterville, IL
Fine Arts StudySouthern Illinois University - Carbondale, ILGeneral art study, drawing, painting, sculpture and fiber arts. Secondary Education classes
Art EducationShawnee Community College - Ullin, IL
Art, Antiques, Cooking and Wine science
Active and Past Research Studies
ATACH-II - Antihypertensive Treatment of Acute Cerebral
Hemorrhage, Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota - Tight blood pressure control with study drug titration, intensive monitoring and data collection for patients enrolled in this study - on-going study at AEMRC - Banner University Medical Emergency Departments on 8/24/2015
SHINE - Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort-Informed consent of patient, Study drug titration, intensive monitoring and data collection for multiple patients enrolled in this stoke study - On-going study at AEMRC -Banner University Medical Emergency Departments
- Plavix Oriented Inhibition in New
TIA and Minor Ischemic Stroke trial - Screened multiple patients, Study drug administration and management, discharge teaching for continued home use of study drug along with follow-up expectations - ongoing study with AEMRC - Banner University Medical Emergency Departments
INTREPID - Traumatic Brain Injury study for severe
TBI, Department of Defense and Neuren Pharmaceuticals- Investigational drug development - Informed consent, Study drug administration, responsible for eeg monitor placement and trouble shooting transmission of data to the central monitoring site, frequent ICP monitoring, with subsequent daily GOAT assessments of patient for the duration of hospitalization in the acute care setting. My role in this study includes presenting, obtaining informed consent, pharmacy collaboration, study drug infusion, eeg monitoring and trouble shooting, daily GOAT on subject - On-going study with AEMRC - Banner University Medical Emergency Departments
INTREPID- Mild TBI and concussion study, Department of Defense and Neuren Pharmaceuticals. Evaluates the efficacy of an oral form of the investigational drug NNZ-2566 in healthy volunteers with concussion - AEMRC launched this study in the Banner University Medical Emergency Departments on 8/24/2015
EUPHRATES - Evaluating the Use of Polymixyn B Hemoperfusion in a
Randomized controlled trial of Adults Treated with Endotoxemia and
Septic Shock- Screened every sepsis patient who arrived in the ED for potential inclusion into this study - No longer an active AEMRC study
GAMES - Glyburide Advantage in Malignant Edema and Stroke Screened patient with hemorrhagic strokes, assessed hematoma size to determine eligibility of subject - No longer an active AEMRC study
ASUBIO - Evaluating the efficacy of an investigational drug to evaluate the improvement of neurological function of patients with newly diagnosed acute spinal cord injury, Asubio Pharmaceuticals, screening only, for the University of Arizona Department of Trauma
Surgery Research team - Study is closed
THINK Systems - Acute Coronary Syndrome - Acute Myocardial Infarction, Dr. Anne G. Rosenfeld of the University of Arizona School of Nursing - This study was used to develop a new conceptual framework to an exemplar of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) symptom trajectories of women with first time AMI. Screened and enrolled multiple patients into this study - Study is closed