Thirteen years of compassionate, skilled nursing care primarily at The Regional Medical Center. Background consists of medical surgical, dialysis and infection control. Maintained strict patient confidentiality and advocacy. Strong communication, teaching and team building skills. Seeking a managerial position in nursing.
Registered Nurse License 2001
CPR certified through American Heart Association
Basic Life Support Certification
Educate patient and families on multi-drug resistant organisms and isolation practices. Educate staff on infection control practices. Provide infection control in-service to all new hire employees. Conduct government mandated surveillance for hospital acquired infections. Monitor all in-house construction. Maintain infection control practices in hospital owned physician practices. Sponsor an Infection Control fair yearly. DHEC reporting of infectious diseases. Patient room cleaning validations.
Completed training on PICC insertions. Became certified in PICC insertions. Safely practiced inserting PICC lines. Maintained sterile technique to prevent infections. Documented insertion appropriately in medical record. Monitored lines and their continued necessity. Provided thorough education on PICC insertion and procedure to patients to ensure informed consent. Monitored all in-house catheters for hospital acquired infection.
Worked as charge nurse and staff nurse. Provided accurate assessments, practiced safe medication administration, provided effective teaching and follow up with physician as appropriate. Served as a resource to fellow staff. Participated in interdisciplinary teams to provide needed patient resources. Practiced within scope of practice. Maintained patient dignity and confidentiality. Utilized culturally competent care.
Provided safe, professional dialysis treatment to patients. Completed training on water quality and provided daily water quality validation. Practiced safe medication administration. Provided thorough patient teaching. Made appropriate follow up appointments. Supervised LPN and techs.
Incorporated the nursing process in all aspects of care. Practiced safe medication administration with appropriate follow up. Documented care thoroughly and legibly in patient chart. Maintained patient dignity and confidentiality. Implemented orders received from physicians in a timely manner. Functioned as team player on my unit.
Marshelle R. Williams Award for Professional Excellence June 2002
Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing May 2010
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