Nursing Professional with 15 years' experience.Successful in managing time, prioritizing tasks, and organizing to improve the quality of patient care. Well organized and efficient. An experienced team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy to group efforts
Licensed Practical Nurse in the State of Ohio.
CPR certified through American Heart Association 2012 to present.
IV Therapy Certification
Currently working with PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team) in the primary care setting. Responsible and accountable for the delivery of nursing care to veterans in the VA system. Provided behavioral/emotional support for those with PTSD/MTST for female patients. Assisted physicians in GYN clinic, assisting with breast exams, PAPS and patient education on STDS and patient referrals for abnormal PAP Smears. I have the knowledge and skills necessary for concentrated efforts and self-direction to carry out the most complex practical nursing care assignments. I am currently a member of the Patient Education Committee and have completed the Coaching and Mentoring VHA Core Certificate Training.
Worked in Specialty and Acute Care setting performing vital signs, IV therapy, specializing in all aspects of orthopedics and case management. Assist physicians with minor procedures to include interarticular joint injections, cyst removals, displaced bone manipulation, cast application and removal.Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow.Cleaned and sterilized instruments and disposed of contaminated supplies. Scheduled patients for non-va appointments and routine appointments. I was part of the LPN board committee, volunteered for DEMPS, on a committee called CARE and was a Patient service level advocate.
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.Managed team of medical support personnel.Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care through a team nursing process covering 8-10 high acuity patients per shift.Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.Managed caseload of 20 clients, providing education, treatments and wound care.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.Coordinated with doctors and registered nurses to develop care plans for patients.Tested glucose and administered injections.
Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.Created and maintained all absentee calendars, agency nurse schedules and staff meeting minutes.Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management.Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.Improved ED administration by compiling and analyzing data and identifying areas of improvement.Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.Headed onboarding process for new nursing staff.Provided necessary health education training for patients.Provided education to patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia.Provided patient diagnosis under strict time constraints.Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Provided palliative care in inpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans. Administered IV therapy.
Provide prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to the ill, injured, convalescent, and handicapped persons. Take and record temperature, pulse and respiration rate. Give medications as directed by a physician and in accordance with approved nursing techniques. Perform routine laboratory tests on samples. Perform bladder scans, catheterization, staple removal, BCG treatments, and bladder installations. Perform in all areas of patient teaching, scheduling, and patient care.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.Family Practice environment providing health care services to a wide patient base covering pediatric, adult and geriatric health issues. Performed in all area of a triage nurse including patient teaching, scheduling, and patient care. Established in STD and AIDS patient support including assessment, counseling, and education regarding medication, treatment, and administration of treatment procedures. Proficient in all documentation, record maintenance, and paper work to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality. Skillfully performed suture removals for patients of all ages.Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of care plans.Lead nurse for gynecological patients ranging from hormone replacement therapy, to STD treatment and birth control. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Administered medications and assisted in diagnostic testing for HIV-positive patients.Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.
Discussed cases with physician and other health care professional to prepare comprehensive patient care plan. Provided care and counseling to HIV positive patients, monitoring health conditions and instructing on precautions. Performed histories and physical examinations. Managed multiple system disease cases including hypertension, CAD, CHF, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Bathed and dressed bed patients, combed hair and otherwise attended to their comfort and personal appearance. Cleaned room and changed bed linens. Took and recorded temperature, pulse and respiration rate. Gave medication as directed by physician and accordance with approved nursing techniques. Gave enemas, douches, massages, and alcohol rubs. Prepared food, fed patients, recorded food and liquid intake and output.
36 Hours of Instruction for LPN IV Therapy
Pre-Requites completed for RN program
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