Patient-focused Registered Nurse with almost 3 years of experience with working with geriatrics and ventilator patients in both acute and long term acute care settings.
Medical-Surgical Chair for Nebraska Nurses Association (NNA)
Graduate from Clarkson with BSN April 2013
Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska, License number 71292
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2007 to present
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 2009 to present
Floated to various units: Medical-surgical, oncology medical-surgical, PINS, ICU, Heritage Center, Nebraska Spine Center
Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care Collaborated with physicians to determine proper plan of care
Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD, CHF, renal failure, and diabetes
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Skilled with IV therapy including administration of medications, inserting PIV's, PICC line dressing changes, removal, and maintenance
Provide wound care treatments for pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and surgical wounds
Experience with wound vacs
Work with patients who have dementia, delirium, depression, bi polar or other psych issue that requires short-term hospitalization
Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.
Provided care and patient education for patients experiencing multi-system organ failure
Provided care for patients with respiratory conditions that required the use of ventilators, tracheosotomy, trach collars, Bi-Pap, C-Pap, and oxygen
Tracheostomy care includes suctioning and changing trach ties
Provided patient nutrition and medication through PEG tubes and Dobhoffs
IV therapy which includes administrating medications through IV access, inserting PIVs, maintaining patience of PICCs, dressing changes for PICCsand PICC removal
Wound care for pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, and infected wounds.
Experience with variety of wound care treatments including wet-to-drys, suture removal, osotomy cares, and wound vacs
Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
Super User for new EMAR system that was implemented
Employee of the Month July 2012
Provided one on one care for a ventilator patient
Tracheostomy cares included suctioning, trouble shooting ventilator, trach tie changes, trach changes, inserting and removal of speaking valve
Administrated nutrition and medications through peg tube
Document daily assessments
Notify physician in change of status
Member of [Student Senate served as Chair for Campus Issues
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