Registered Nurse with 12 years experience in clinical settings providing nursing care to diverse populations. Conscientious, integrity-driven, nursing professional with strong clinical background in the critical care setting, providing attentive care to patients with a variety of systemic health challenges. Founder/CEO of an international medical mission organization that strive to mitigate third world diseases that have been eradicated in the United States through preventative health programming.
5 years ago, Braveheart Foundation was founded as an international nonprofit that focuses on providing comprehensive health care resources and building healthcare infrastructure in disadvantaged communities in Uganda, East Africa. Through the annual mission trips, the organization was able to provide basic and specialized healthcare services to patients to garner much needed successful health outcomes. Braveheart continue in it's efforts to be a beacon in the nursing and medical community by leading 15-20 clinicians overseas to serve in the yearly medical missions.
It has been proven that better healthcare outcomes lead to a more thriving life for all people. Since 2015, Braveheart has provided free healthcare services to over 5000 Ugandan villagers. Through Bravehearts work and partnerships with local Ugandan medical professionals, Braveheart has seen an improved determination among the villagers to actively seek a healthier lifestyle. Bravehearts work foster hope and community by inspiring the peoples of Uganda to become change-agents. It has been discovered that by involving the villagers in coordinating communal health services, this allow them to take ownership of the plan(s) of care provided, which improves their health, quality of life and tenure of care throughout the community. With Bravehearts assistance in educating the public and providing healthcare resources, Ugandan doctors and villagers are able to proceed with implementing and coordinating sustainable healthcare projects that continue long after the Braveheart team has returned to the U.S.
Serving the local communities around Greater New Orleans is an area of focus during this pandemic era. Issues such as: obesity, diabetes, and hypertension has burdened progression and transformation, creating ongoing issues within the communities of the Greater New Orleans and surrounding areas. Great efforts are utilized to build capacity and bring awareness to the available resources around the greater New Orleans area that can provide education and treatments geared towards mitigating the health disparities linked to the high mortality rate from COVID-19.
Appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards as a subcomittee member of the Louisiana Health Equity Task force. The entity of involvement is with the special populations of the Louisiana prison systems. The charge is to provide recommendations relative to health inequities, which are affecting communities, that are most impacted by the coronavirus. The task force and subcomittee members are examining opportunities that provide greater access to high quality medical care and improve health outcomes.
As a subcomittee tasks include:
03/2020-Current- Ochsner Healthare System.
12/2018- 01/2020- Terrebonne General in Houma, Louisiana- Medical- Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
08/2018- 12/2018- Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland- Burn/ Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Managed critically ill patients with: Cardiogenic Shock, Cardiac Arrhythmias, Acute/ Chronic Heart failure, Acute/Chronic Renal Failure, Septic Shock, ARDS, and Liver Failure. Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes.
Managed critically ill patients with: Graft versus host disease, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, tumor lysis syndrome, and septic shock with multi-organ failure; Administered Chemotherapy infusions, Managed Plasmapheresis, and Managed Critical adverse affects of Bone Marrow Transplants; Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventative measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration.
ACLS, BLS, PALS, CCRN
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