Critical care experience at Valley Hospital Medical Center as a full time and per diem nurse in the Coronary Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Intensive Care unit. Performed bedside care for patients requiring the highest level of care, as well as acting as relief charge nurse for all intensive care units, for eleven years.
Flight Nurse with Flight for Life and Mercy Air services for fourteen years. Performed as a Helicopter Emergency Medical Services provider with both companies and maintains advanced practice certifications and skills for this advanced scope of work. Functioned as Medical Base Supervisor for five years, with responsibilities for oversight of Nevada helicopter EMS bases. Worked with Flight Paramedics and Nurses, provided education and community outreach and development.
Critical Care Transport Nurse at University Medical Center. Functions as part of the Rapid Response Team. Responds to patient deterioration, change in status, educational needs of patients and staff throughout the hospital to improve patient care and allow for shortened lengths of stay. To intervene and prevent patient deterioration. Responds as part of the Code Blue, Stork, OB Stat and Code White teams throughout the facility. Assists with development of recent graduate nurses entering critical care areas with classroom instruction and bedside mentorship.
Winner of The March Of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Emergency Services; November 2015.
Consultant to TV Asahi, related to flight nurse experience. Recruited to observe the Doctor Helicopter program in Tokyo, Japan area and advise on flight nurse program. Interacted with the Japanese Flight Crews to compare the similarities and differences between their program to United States flight nurse functions; September 2015.
Volunteer with American Red Cross 2005 to present. Assist with post disaster management for displaced families after natural disasters. Volunteer in the Southern Nevada, Arizona and Utah areas.
Current licenses as Nevada Registered Nurse, Emergency Medical Services Registered Nurse, California Registered Nurse, ICEMA Registered Nurse.
Current certifications: Certified Registered Flight Nurse, Southern Nevada Emergency Medical Services Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support, Neonatal Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum.
Integral part of Rapid Response Team for University Medical Center. Responds to patient care issues throughout the facility. Maintains all skills and competencies to operate as a critical care nurse, as well as advanced scope of skills, under the direction of a Medical Director. Independent practice of advanced skills. Resource nurse for patient care areas throughout the hospital. Assists with assessment and evaluation of patients in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to ensure quality patient care. Assists with patient throughput to reduce Emergency Department wait times. Improve patient satisfaction with assistance navigating the hospital system through admission to discharge planning. Instructor in American Heart Association classes for physicians, residents, nurses, respiratory therapists and transporters. Works with education department in Critical Care Program for new graduate Nurses; assists the interdisciplinary team to maintain certifications.
Flight Nurse with Mercy Air Nevada. Functioned as Flight Crew Member of Helicopter program with wide-ranging responsibilities. Responsible for direct patient care of all ages and traumatic injuries as well as medical emergencies and difficulties. Advanced scope of care as noted. Provided critical care to injured patients and rapid transport and treatment to appropriate hospitals in Nevada, Arizona, California and Utah.
Critical Care Nurse in Coronary Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Surgical Intensive Care Unit performing bedside care. Open heart surgery recovery, Intra-aortic balloon pump insertion and care, ventilated patient care, multi organ dysfunction syndrome and sepsis patient care. Flight nurse training within a hospital-based program. Relief intensive care unit charge nurse duties, as well as per diem bedside care provided to critical patients.
Completed degree while achieving All American status for education and athletics in Swimming. Selected as Freshman Athlete of the Year.
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