Intensive Care RN/BSN with twenty-seven years of acute care experience. Specializing post cardiac surgery recovery and hemodynamics. Current certifications include: CCRN, ACLS, PALS, BLS, AIBP, CRRT, and Trauma. Four years as a part-time Clinical Bedside Nurse Educator in coordination with ICU employment. Looking for opportunity to expand knowledge to other specialty areas of nursing.
Registered Nurse/ BSN in state of MT
CCRN through AACN Cert Coop - cert through 2016
BLS certified through American Heart Association
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 1990 - 2013
Advanced Life Support ACLS Certification 1990 - 2013
Intra-arterial Balloon Pump (AIBP) certification
CRRT - Continuous Dialysis Certification
AACN - American Assoc of Critical Care Nurses
ICU Rn in level three trauma unit. Specializing in hemodynaimc monitoring and assessment of cardiac and vascular surgery patients. Primary preceptor and resource for staff RNs. Specialized critical treatments such as CRRT, AIBP and Ventilation management. Involved in ethics committees as well Quality Review boards. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Accurately documented all areas of nursing care on computerized system.
Bedside Clinical Nurse Educator on RN level to students in their last year of nursing education. Accurately assessed and evaluated student educational needs and provided learning opportunities at St Patrick Hospital. Worked with RN staff as well as College faculty to ensure nursing care given in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate ICU nursing to patient's. Implemented floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Performed orientation to new RN staff. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making abilities consistent with medical protocols.
Implementation of skilled monitoring of neurologically traumatized patients. ICP monitoring, hemodynamic monitoring as well as organ donation protocols and guidelines. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Hemodynamic monitoring of leukopenic and leukemic patients, post bone marrow transplant care, chemotherapy infusion certification. Accurately documented all elements of nursing
Majored in Nursing - BSN
Associates Degree in Nursing
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