Six years experience as Charge Nurse in Cardiovascular ICU. 17 years experience as Registered Nurse with focus on Critical Care nursing in Cardiovascular ICU. Organized and detail-oriented with high standards for performance and maintenance of treatment protocols. Patient-focused and compassionate caregiver.
Registered Nurse, State of California, 1996-Present
06/1999 to Current
ICU/CCU RNCommunity Memorial Health System - Ventura, CA
Serve as Charge Nurse of 21 bed ICU/CCU, caring for patients with acute illnesses including congestive heart failure, acute MI, drug overdose, respiratory failure, CVA, sepsis recovery of CABG/AVR/MVR.
Provide exceptional care to critically ill patients
Monitor and treat pulmonary catheters
Respond to code blue and rapid responses throughout hospital
Determine emergency intervention by evaluating vital signs of patients
Precepts new employees
Provide training and leadership for post CABG patients
Serve as resource person for unit education
Staff schedule for over 30 nurses.
Summary of Skills
Basic life support (BLS)
Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
Intraaortic balloon pump (IABP)
Recovery of CABG/AVR/MVR
Assist MD with bedside procedures using conscious sedation as indicated
Assist MD with intubation, bronchoscopy, central line insertion, EGDs, paracentesis, thoracentesis, arterial line insertion, IABP insertion, PA catheter insertion
Education and Training
Associate of Science: NursingVentura College - Ventura, CAMember of AACN