Licensed Emergency Room Registered Nurse with 7 years experience in critical care and high patient volume hospital settings from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Level II trauma center, providing professional comprehensive nursing care to all patients presenting to ED; Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options. Perform rapid patient triage and problem solve acute events; Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease. Conducted patient assessments and diagnostic tests to provide physician with important patient health information used to create focused treatment plans and manage ongoing care. Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses. Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects. Assist physicians in procedures and in operating medical equipment such as cardiac monitoring devices, EKG, oxygen equipment, and ventilators; Assist physician with emergent procedures, such as procedural sedation and reductions; Perform admission, discharge, and transfer procedures
Independent primary nurse for overnight shift responsible for all patients by assessing, planning and implementing patient care, while delegating assignments to ER tech. Accompany and assist physicians with complex and emergent procedures such as the insertion of arterial and venous catheters, chest tubes, and endotracheal tubes. In the absence of a physician, independently determine and implement emergency measures after identifying and interpreting life-threatening conditions. Initiate life saving measures such as advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Perform pulmonary ventilation treatments such as administration of oxygen and nebulizer treatments.
Registered nurse at Level IV trauma hospital responsible for assessing, implementing, and providing exceptional quality of care to all patients. Triage nurse assessing, assigning acuity level, and delegating level of care for patients, by quickly implementing care to trauma or critically ill patients. Assignments included 4 room assignments or 3 rooms with two being trauma rooms. Assisted peers with patient care, assisted charge nurse with charge duties when needed, by delegating EMS patients to nurses and assigning rooms for appropriate acuity level. Well versed as a Psych nurse providing care to mentally disabled patients and setting up psych consults with Psychiatrist via Telepsych.
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