Dedicated and patient-focused Registered Nurse with 15 years proven expertize in acute patient care, outpatient care, staff development, and patient advocacy.
>Exceptional capacity to multitask: Manage competing priorities with ease while fostering delivery of superior patient care.
>Solid administrative and referral experience including admission, assessment, treatment, referral, and education for a broad range of patients.
>Widely recognized as an excellent care provider and patient advocate.
>Demonstrated ability for forge, lead and motivate outstanding healthcare teams that provide top quality patient care.
>Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills: superior accuracy in patient history, charting and other documentation.
Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Iowa, License number 100658
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1/2013 to 1/2015
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification 6/2012 to 6/2014
Inpatient and outpatient care of patient with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators. Duties included;
>Provided pre-op and post-op teaching of patients with implanted devices
>Pacer/ICD interrogations, interpretation and reprogramming.
>Provided on call services to patient with implanted devices.
Performs general nursing duties other than Cath Lab duties which included;.
> Responsible for pre, intra and post procedural care for cardiac patients.
> Practices critical thinking skills and excellent communication skills.
> Monitors patient's essential signs and oversees intravenous therapy.
> Administers oral and intravenous medications to patients.
> Participates in giving CPR and defibrillation.
> Assists as scrub and circulating nurse to procedures including cardiac catheterizations, hemodynamic studies..
Duties included performing RN duties for critically ill cardiac, cardio-thoracic, transplants, vascular, oncology, plastics, and neurological/neurosurgical patients.
> Experience in Level 1 center care, managing hot unloads from Flight for Life, caring for critically injured trauma patients, including motor vehicle collisions, falls, gunshot wounds, neurological insults, among others.
> Resuscitate and stabilize patients, manage IV drips and titration, Art Line, CVP and Swan-Ganz transducer lines, ventilators, wound care, medications and other appropriate nursing services
Proficient in working in conjunction with a cardiologist and a cardiothoracic surgeon. Duties included;
> Provides acute & close monitoring of adults pre- & postoperative open-heart, acute & chronic disease for arrhythmias, MI screening, anticoagulation therapy, cardiac & peripheral diagnostic procedures, tilt table, and cardioversion.
• Prepares patients for TEE, echocardiogram and stress testing.
• Works collaboratively with surgeons, cardiologists, and interns to achieve optimum patient care.
• Monitors & discontinues chest tubes & various drainage devices along with marcaine pump and pacer wires
• Monitors temporary pacing, epidural and PCA pumps.
• Closely monitors effectiveness of IV drip cardiac medications & insulin drip with every 2 hour blood glucose monitoring.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
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