emergency room trauma nurse resume example with 4+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Enthusiastic individual with excellent skills in the emergency medical field and a desire to learn even more on a daily basis. I Have experience in both team-based and independent capacities at work. Bringing a strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Highly organized, proactive, and punctual with a team-oriented mentality. I would be very excited to begin a new challenge with a successful team.

  • Room maintenance (Making sure all rooms are ready and equipment is stocked)
  • Trauma experience (working currently at a Level 1 trauma center)
  • Emergency medical care (experience with stoke patients giving TPA/ recognizing signs of a stroke, running a full code using ACLS protocol, etc.)
  • Trauma care (splinting fractures, administering TXA/Blood products,etc)
  • Emergency response coordination (Triaging patients coming in based on acuity level)
  • Emergency assessments on critically injured patients (vital sign interpretation, gas, signs of trauma, etc.)
  • Skills in the ER setting include: Starting large bore IVs on trauma patients, inserting IO's emergently, assisting with intubating patients, drawing up critical medications quickly all while double checking them and safely administering them, inserting urinary catheters, monitoring arterial and central lines, caring for chest tubes on patients, etc.)
  • Nurse collaboration (effectively communicating with my team members and resolving any conflict that arises in an understanding and professional manner.)
  • Emergency protocol (following the protocols from OU Medical center that are put in place in the emergency room setting.)
  • Nurse Education (Currently have BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, and I am working towards my CCRN and CEN.)
Education and Training
East Central University Ada, OK Expected in 05/2017 Bachelor of Science : Nursing - GPA :
  • 3.5 GPA
  • President's Honor Roll
  • Volunteered at mass Casualty drill
  • Volunteered at Red Cross Blood Drive
OU Medical Center - Emergency Room Trauma Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2019 - Current
  • Administered medications, tracked dosages and documented patient conditions.
  • Assisted in the application of splints to injured extremities all while administering the proper pain medication dosages safely based off weight and making sure the patient still had pulses and good cap refill post splint application.
  • Cared for Trauma patients daily at work that required them to be intubated at scene or on arrival post gunshot injuries, stabbing Victims, motor vehicle accidents, or any other traumatic events.
  • I have ran a traumatic arrest "code" many times as the recorder, as the bedside nurse tasked with giving blood/critical meds/starting IV's and doing cpr.
  • Monitored and observed patients' to accurately records changes in condition and reaction to medications and treatment.
  • Monitored patient interactions to medications, therapies and changes in plans of care.
  • Assessed patients, recorded vitals, and documented medical histories; evaluated patient responses. Updated and maintained patient charts and communicated changes to nurses and physicians to ensure continuum of care.
  • Collected lab specimens, monitored fluid intake/output, and analyzed and interpreted lab results and cardiac rhythm strips; actioned emergency interventions to stabilize patients.
  • Started emergent IV's/IO's in high stress situations quickly and efficiently on traumatically injured patients, administered blood product emergently, and gave life saving medications safely.
  • Experience with Level 1 pediatric trauma patients on A daily basis at work.
  • Ability to triage patients needs quickly based on acuity in a traumatic situation. (For example when receiving multiple patients from EMS at the same time having the ability to Pick and choose who is injured the worst and receives life saving care first and so on based off of vital signs,mechanism, gcs, and pre hospital encodes from the field.)
  • Worked as a Team player and assisted my fellow nurse when they needed help to get the job done so that all of our patients in the unit could get the best care possible and we can do our job of saving lives.
  • Adequately stocked all of our trauma rooms with medical equipment daily at work, performed safely checks on defibrillators, crash carts,medication trays, and intubation boxes to ensure everything was ready for next emergency.
  • Safely cared for patients that had multiple chest tubes and iv drip titrations going all at once, all while maintaining a nurse to patient ratio of up to 5:1 at busy times with multiple critical patients to triage my time and care for them all based on acuity needs.
  • Managed and maintained arterial and central lines post placement by a physician.
OU Medical Center - Emergency Room (Medical) Nurse
City, STATE, 06/2017 - 06/2019
  • Identified cognitive functioning, mental status, physiological condition and patient needs.
  • Provided direct patient care to increase comfort and psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
  • Performed 12 lead EKGs, interpreted them, and if there was a dysrhythmia administered appropriate medications and dosages safe for the patient to give them the best outcomes.
  • Took care of patients on a ventilator daily with a medical diagnosis of a stroke, post cardiac arrest, DKA, respiratory distress, overdoses, and many more medical emergencies.
  • Started IV's successfully on a daily basis would average anywhere from 8-20 IV starts depending on how busy the day was going and safely administered medications to the patient.
  • Ran full cardiac arrest codes successfully usually once a week, or so as the interpreter documenting the whole code and pausing for pulse checks/Epi times. Also worked the code as the IV/Medication nurse and did CPR as well to attempt and give the patient the best outcome.
  • Administered medications, IVs, and injections in accordance with treatment plan directions.
  • Maintained adequate unit supplies to meet expected patient demands.
  • Trained new staff on facility policies, procedures and electronic medical record management systems.
OU Medical Center - Nurse Extern (ICU Department)
City, STATE, 05/2016 - 08/2016
  • Performed physical assessments in alignment with individual treatment plans.
  • Monitored and recorded patient condition, vital signs, recovery progress and medication side effects.
  • Observed strict safety measures, including checking medication dosages before administration to patients.
  • Provided skilled direct nursing care to critical patients in the ICU department.
  • Stocked clinical workstations and procedure rooms with necessary supplies.
  • Helped patients and families feel comfortable during challenging and stressful situations, promoting recovery and reducing compliance issues.
  • Coordinated care for up to 2 patients per shift in a busy ICU setting.
  • Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses.
  • Maintained strict patient data procedures to comply with HIPAA laws and prevent information breaches.

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School Attended

  • East Central University

Job Titles Held:

  • Emergency Room Trauma Nurse
  • Emergency Room (Medical) Nurse
  • Nurse Extern (ICU Department)


  • Bachelor of Science

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