Patient focused LPN with nineteen years of experience in geriatric care, in long term care / rehabilitation facilities, in home nursing, and agency nursing. Achieved a broad knowledge of nursing skills associated within the practice of my field as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Veteran of the USAF with an Honorable Discharge.
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.
Transferred from the Indiana facility to Ohio facility. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Obtained vitals for a floor of 25 patients per shift. Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Often commended for maintaining the safety, respect and dignity of residents.
State Board Licensed
Nursing Acquired credits towards that degree, in pre-requisites, of English, Chemistry, Algebra, History, Speech, and electives. Accomplished those credits as required. Worked towards Minor in Psychology,
One year Reserve status prior to active duty. Six weeks Basic Training completed in military ethics, self discipline and protocol along with standard classes required by the military and credits obtained. Specialized training in Medical Administration. Carried the highest position within my platoon as a platoon leader and red rope status. Obtained an Honorable Discharge after completion of 3 years.
Licensed and active in the state of Indiana. License held also in Ohio and Iowa, both in inactive status.
Co Founder of a Motorcycle Ministry with my husband, Involved with Family & Grandchildren, riding motorcycles, also enjoy outdoor activities like picnics, camping and fishing. Previous experience as a reserve police officer and worked with Civil Defense. Enjoy writing short stories and drawing for leisure.
Health care: intravenous therapy, computerized charting, People skills: great bedside manner, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills, and a strong patient advocate.
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