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Experience
01/2020 to Current
Nurse Practitioner Corizon Health Eden, ID,
  • Performed 10-15 history and physical assessments, diagnosis, medication reconciliations to clients weekly
  • To begin telehealth visits in August, 2020
  • Provided medical services and care to patients with chronic and acute conditions
01/2015 to Current
Wound Care Specialist University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center West Mifflin, PA,

• Independently provides advanced for Enterostomal consults, (veterans with wound, ostomy and continence skin issues)
• Provides focused assessment, plan of care as recommendations, collaborates with the physicians, CRNP's, PA's and RN's, patient and family members
• Provides accurate documentation related to patient treatments, goals, and response to plan of care utilizing the CRPS electronic record system.
• Provides education to the staff in accordance with evidenced based research in conjunction with WOCN and policy and standards of care at VAPHS
• Daily chart audits along with one on one education with the nurses to ensure the recommended interventions and treatment plan are being followed
• Quality review of day to day consults to verify the appropriate wound care orders were entered into CPRS by the MD
• Reevaluates therapeutic responses and makes clinical modifications to progress toward established goals and outcomes
• Chair the Pressure Ulcer Interdisciplinary Team (PUIDT)
• Co-chair of the Wound Task Force
• The committee consists of a podiatrist, outpatient and clinic CRNP's, PA', nurses, physical therapists, logistics, supply product distribution (SPD) and pharmacist
• Provide professional leadership by being a professional mentor to staff, students and graduate students
• Clinical Leader Committee (CLC), Clinical Product Review Committee (CPRC) and safety committee
• Provide orientation and education to all new staff and yearly skills review in regards to skin, pressure injuries, and wound care products, Braden scores, pressure injury interventions, wound vac process, applying the Low air loss pump to the Stryker bed, Braden scores and when to request a specialty beds.
• Monitor all the pressure injuries that were present on admission or hospital acquired pressure injuries
• Member of CPRC which involves trialing new wound care products and beds
• Weekly evidenced based information with scientific information titled (Measure Wednesday) sent via email to the nursing staff ad UD and at the Heinz campus weekly
• Diligent at best practices and improving processes
• Update and create policies according to skin, pressure injuries, ostomies
• Professional Development
• Completed Family Nurse Practitioner program, board certified CRNP, FNP-BC
• Member of the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society (WOCN)
• As a member of the WOCN society, continue to advance the practice and guiding the delivery of expert health care to wound, ostomy and continence patients
• Member of the Northeast Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society (NERWOCN) Regional committee to collaborate with advanced practice WOCN colleagues to apply to your practice
• Collaboration
• Recommendations are discussed with the provider and the nursing staff
• Identify gaps of wound treatment, communicate with the MD's to enter the orders to decrease the delay in therapy
• Chair the Pressure Ulcer Interdisciplinary Team
• Wound care and skin information is relayed to the skin champions on a monthly basis and when needed
• As co-chair the Wound Task Force, compile agendas, take minutes, upload to the SharePoint site, present evidenced based information on wound care products to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T)
• Products that are used inpatient or outpatient the goal is to be able to use the product across the continuum
• Leadership as a professional mentor to nursing students, staff and graduate students
• Mentored a graduate nurse for a semester to work on a professional leadership project result impacted the Low air Loss pump that is attached to the Stryker beds
• Member of the Clinical Leader Committee (CLC), Clinical Product Review Committee (CPRC) which new products for trial must be presented along with evidenced based information
• Report to the Safety Committee regarding the number of pressure injuries that developed each month at the University Drive campus
• Any pressure injuries that are developed in house, a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is completed along with discussion with unit discussion
• Scientific Inquiry
• Results of the audits from the e record are identified, any gap or deficiency is then sent out to the staff along with evidenced based research information weekly as a "Measure Wednesday"
• Conduct and lead the quarterly NDNQI for pressure injuries which includes monitoring the prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries
• The data is collected and calculated for the NDNQI and VA Red/Green reports
• VAPHS has below the benchmark for the last three years for pressure injuries
• Reviewer for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing

01/2012 to 01/2019
Adjunct Faculty The Chicago School Of Professional Psychology Irvine, CA,
  • The Adjunct Nursing Faculty participates in program development, evaluation, and revisions
  • Responsible for student instruction in the assigned nursing course(s) and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the college
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development, evaluation, and willingness to plan for acquisition of these skills
  • The Adjunct Nursing Faculty demonstrate leadership skills; organizational and research skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong clinical and professional skills
  • Promotes rapport within the department, campus, and community
  • Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings
  • Participates in accreditation reviews and reports
  • Participates in evaluation and revising student policies and the organizational framework
  • Participates in publicizing and dissemination of information about the program
  • Participates in the orientation of students
  • Demonstrating professional and clinical with scientific inquiry during the course
  • Evaluates students clinical, lab and/or theory outcomes at midterm and end of semester., Charge nurse
  • Preceptor for new nurses
  • Developed and kindled professional relationships with students to better communicate and enhance instruction
  • Evaluated and selected instructional materials and texts to prepare course materials and lesson plans
  • Worked cooperatively with other members of faculty and staff to contribute to overall institutional effectiveness
  • Engaged students with insightful and compelling classroom discussion of topics relevant to coursework to boost student learning and retention
  • Identified academic strengths and obstacles and developed instructional techniques to accommodate different learning styles
  • Advised students in academic matters to improve successful course completion
  • Designed and delivered class instruction to meet course competencies
  • Displayed professional demeanor and served as role model for students
  • Scored exams and graded student performance fairly
  • Appraised student understanding by applying course content and gauging comprehension
  • Applied multitude of valid methods to employ and assess students' understanding of content
  • Developed creative and effective teaching methods for course content to capture students attention
01/2011 to 01/2015
Senior Professional CWON Council For Economic Opportunities In Greater Cleveland Cleveland, OH,
  • Independently provided advanced practice patient care to patients with wound, ostomy, continence diagnosis
  • Obtains past medical history, assessed, implement and plan treatment for consults according to evidenced based research in conjunction with the policy and standards of care at UPMC
  • Collaborated plan of care with the physicians, CRNP's, PA's and RN's
  • Evidenced based treatment, education and prevention to staff, patient and family
  • Reevaluates therapeutic responses and makes clinical modifications to progress toward established goals and outcomes
  • Responsible for orientation of all new staff including medical residents and interns
  • Instructor for the Wound Treatment Associate Program (WTA)
  • Chair the monthly Skin team and Champion's
  • Member of the UPMC Value Analysis Team (VAT)
  • New products on presented, as a group the products are decided on according to scientific evidence and value
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
01/2004 to 01/2011
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse/WOCN Clinical Nurse III Beaumont Hospitals Southfield, MI,
  • Independently provided advanced practice patient care to patients with wound, ostomy, continence diagnosis
  • Assessed, implement and plan treatment for consults according to evidenced based research in conjunction with the policy and standards WPHC
  • Collaborated plan of care with the physicians, CRNP's, PA's and RN's
  • Evidenced based treatment, education and prevention to staff, patient and family
  • Reevaluates therapeutic responses and makes clinical modifications to progress toward established goals and outcomes
  • Responsible for orientation of all new staff
  • Chemotherapy and Intravenous certified and champion
  • Administrative call one week per month
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary care needs
  • Collaborated with insurance companies
  • On call, triaged phone calls
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys
01/1997 to 01/2004
Case Manager West Penn Home Care, Western Pennsylvania Hospital Home Health City, STATE,
  • Managed up to 30 patient cases per week in home care
  • Assessed, implemented plan of care and treatment
  • Collaborated with physicians, CRNP's PA's and RN's
  • Independently provided quality care along with reevaluations to therapeutic responses, clinical modifications ongoing to established goals and outcomes
  • Home care patient with diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, s/p coronary artery bypass grafts, surgical, orthopedics and oncology diseases to name a few
  • Chemotherapy Certified thru the Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Intravenous Certified thru the Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Responsible for administrative call, on call for patients along with triage
  • Communicated plan of care with all disciplines, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social worker and home health aide
  • Education and instruction for patient and family members
  • Precepted new staff hires to the home care
01/1993 to 01/1997
Critical Care Registered Nurse Western Pennsylvania Hospital City, STATE,
  • Assigned to any of the critical care units at the hospital as a critical care float staff
  • Provided targeted care and treatment to [Type] patients
  • Assessed and managed various patient treatments for numerous patient diagnoses from sepsis to acute respiratory distress
  • Guided and educated patients and caregivers on diagnoses, disease management, preventative measures, medication use and self-care to foster consistency in care administration
  • Trained and coached new employees on protocols and best practices to promote ideal patient outcomes
  • Conducted patient assessments, recorded vitals and analyzed records and charts to define care requirements
  • Delivered outstanding patient care in [Type] critical care units
01/1986 to 01/1993
Critical Care/Trauma Registered Nurse Mercy Hospital Of Pittsburgh City, STATE,
Work History
to

Aurora Miranda MD, FACOG, Allegheny Health System Pittsburgh, PA
to Current

Domiciliary Care Organization, DCO ,
  • Performs history and physical assessments, diagnosis and medication reconciliations on assigned clients on assigned clients.
  • Advanced Practice Wound Care Specialist, Certified Wound Certified Nurse (CWCN).
01/2015 to Current

Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Health System ,
  • Independently provides advanced practice patient care to Enterostomal consults, (veterans with wound, ostomy when needed and continence skin issues).
  • Reviews all Enterostomal consults.
  • Provides focused assessment and history for all consults.
  • Plans, recommends treatments, provides education to the staff and veteran according to evidenced based research in conjunction with the WOCN and the policy and standards of care at the VAPHS.
  • Plan of care recommendations are collaborated with the physicians, CRNP's, PA's and RN's, patient and family member.
  • Provides complete and accurate documentation related to patient treatments, goals, and response to plan of care utilizing the CRPS electronic record system.
  • Daily chart audits along with one on one education with the nurses to ensure the recommended interventions and treatment plan are being followed.
  • Quality review of day to day consults to verify the appropriate wound care orders were entered into CPRS by the MD.
  • Reevaluates therapeutic responses and makes clinical modifications to progress toward established goals and outcomes.
  • Successfully attended and passed the National "Hands-On" Procedure Skills Conference in 2019.
  • Experienced with skin procedures.
  • Chair the Pressure Ulcer Interdisciplinary Team (PUIDT).
  • The team consists of skin champions from every unit at University Drive, pharmacist and nutrionalist.
  • Meetings are held every other month to discuss pressure injuries in the facility, educate and discuss wound care products, specialty beds, new trials, webinars and upcoming education that is available for the champions and staff.
  • Discussion of deficiencies related to skin, along with interventions and documentation on the units that require a unit huddle.
  • Co-chair of the Wound Task Force.
  • The committee consists of a podiatrist, outpatient and clinic CRNP's, PA', nurses, physical therapists, logistics, supply product distribution (SPD) and pharmacist.
  • Provide professional leadership by being a professional mentor to staff, students and graduate students.
  • Clinical Leader Committee (CLC), Clinical Product Review Committee (CPRC) and safety committee.
  • Provide orientation and education to all new staff and yearly skills review in regards to skin, pressure injuries, and wound care products used at the VAPHS, along with prevention.
  • Maintains rental beds excel sheet are up to date for contracting.
  • Monitor all the pressure injuries that were present on admission or hospital acquired pressure injuries.
  • Maintain excel sheet with the information along with the bench marks in accordance with the bed days of care.
  • Involved in the trialing of new wound care products and beds.
  • Present trial information to CPRC, ensure in servicing of product, evaluate the trial results, present information back to CPRC.
  • Weekly evidenced based information with scientific information titled (Measure Wednesday) sent via email to the nursing staff ad UD and at the Heinz campus weekly.
  • Diligent at best practices and improving processes.
  • Update and create policies according to skin, pressure injuries, ostomies.
  • Arranges trials for new wound care products and specialty beds.
  • Trials require collaboration along with scientific inquiry.
  • Cover for the Heinz campus and inpatient ostomy patients when needed.
  • Professional Development.
  • Completed Family Nurse Practitioner program, board certified CRNP, FNP-BC.
  • Member of the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society (WOCN).
  • As a member of the WOCN society, continue to advance the practice and guiding the delivery of expert health care to wound, ostomy and continence patients.
  • Maintaining up to date, with current approaches and evidenced-based practices through self-study, seminars/conferences, webinars, daily podcast and monthly journals.
  • The information is shared with the staff to maintain current approaches.
  • Member of the Northeast Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society (NERWOCN) Regional committee to collaborate with advanced practice WOCN colleagues to apply to your practice.
  • Attends the national WOCN conferences which supplies the most up to date evidenced based practice information.
  • Provide education to all new staff and yearly skills review in relationship to skin, wounds, pressure injuries, products, supplies that are used at the VAPHS, along with prevention and treatment of wounds.
  • Unit huddles with skin information.
  • During morning rounds, I always make myself available to the nursing staff for education, clarification of orders, interventions, demonstration and instruction of wound care treatments.
  • I educate and mentor new nurses at the VAPHS during their orientation in relation to the WOCN section on their orientation sheets.
  • Education on pressure ulcer/injury (decubiti, pressure sores) staging, treatment, interventions to be implemented, applying the Low air loss pump to the Stryker bed, Braden scores and when to request a specialty beds and the wound vac process and application of the dressing.
  • Collaboration.
  • Recommendations are discussed with the provider and the nursing staff.
  • Collaborate with the nurses to ensure the proper care interventions are implemented.
  • Quality review of day to day consults to verify the wound treatment orders have been entered CRPS.
  • If not the provider is notified to enter the orders.
  • As any delay in orders delays treatment.
  • Identify gaps of wound treatment, communicate with the MD's to enter the orders to decrease the delay in therapy.
  • Chair the Pressure Ulcer Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Wound care and skin information is relayed to the skin champions on a monthly basis and when needed.
  • As co-chair the Wound Task Force, compile agendas, take minutes, upload to the SharePoint site, present evidenced based information on wound care products to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T).
  • Products that are used inpatient or outpatient the goal is to be able to use the product across the continuum.
  • Leadership as a professional mentor to nursing students, staff and graduate students.
  • Mentored a graduate nurse for a semester to work on a professional leadership project result impacted the Low air Loss pump that is attached to the Stryker beds.
  • Member of the Clinical Leader Committee (CLC), Clinical Product Review Committee (CPRC) which new products for trial must be presented along with evidenced based information.
  • Report to the Safety Committee regarding the number of pressure injuries that developed each month at the University Drive campus.
  • Any pressure injuries that are developed in house, a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is completed along with discussion with unit discussion.
  • Present trial information to CPRC, ensure in servicing of product, evaluate the trial results, present information back to CPRC.
  • Audit the e record for compliance, conduct investigations on how staff are applying interventions with pressure injury according to the Braden scale (at risk for pressure ulcer scale), staging of the pressure injuries correctly, completion of the Vacuum Assisted Closure (VAC) template, application of wound care products.
  • Scientific Inquiry.
  • Results of the audits from the e record are identified, any gap or deficiency is then sent out to the staff along with evidenced based research information weekly as a "Measure Wednesday".
  • This information is sent to the nursing staff at UD and Heinz via email to improve the gap or deficiency.
  • Conduct and lead the quarterly (National NDNQI for pressure ulcer (decubiti, bed sores), pressure injury monitoring which evaluates the prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries utilizing tools including but not limited to: Braden Scale, VANOD Skin Assessments.
  • The Pressure injury NDNQI is a measures of pressure injury occurrence.
  • Unit acquired pressure injuries are a subset of hospital acquired pressure injuries and Unit Acquired Pressure Injury (UAPI) rate is an NDNQI-specific measure.
  • The data is collected and calculated for the NDNQI and VA Red/Green reports.
  • The benchmark is always changing, the VAPHS has below the benchmark for the last three years.
  • Member of the Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society (WOCN).
  • As a member of the WOCN society, continue to advance the practice and guiding the delivery of expert health care to wound, ostomy and continence patients.
  • Maintain up to date, with current approaches and evidenced-based practices through self-study, seminars/conferences, webinars, daily podcast and monthly journals.
  • Member of the Northeast Wound, Ostomy Continence Nurse Society (NERWOCN) Regional committee to collaborate with advanced practice WOCN colleagues in the area, to enhance our practice.
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing.
01/2012 to 01/2019
Critical care/Trauma, CVICU
Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Allegheny Campus Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Adjunct Nursing Faculty participates in program development, evaluation, and revisions.
  • Responsible for student instruction in the assigned nursing course(s) and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the college.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development, evaluation, and willingness to plan for acquisition of these skills.
  • The Adjunct Nursing Faculty demonstrate leadership skills; organizational and research skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong clinical and professional skills.
  • Promotes rapport within the department, campus, and community.
  • Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace.
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings.
  • Participates in accreditation reviews and reports.
  • Participates in evaluation and revising student policies and the organizational framework.
  • Participates in publicizing and dissemination of information about the program.
  • Participates in the orientation of students.
  • Demonstrating professional and clinical with scientific inquiry during the course.
  • Evaluates students clinical, lab and/or theory outcomes at midterm and end of semester., Charge nurse.
  • Preceptor for new nurses.
01/2011 to 01/2015
Senior Professional CWON
UPMC St. Margaret Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
  • Independently provided advanced practice patient care to patients with wound, ostomy, continence diagnosis.
  • Obtains past medical history, assessed, implement and plan treatment for consults according to evidenced based research in conjunction with the policy and standards of care at UPMC.
  • Collaborated plan of care with the physicians, CRNP's, PA's and RN's.
  • Evidenced based treatment, education and prevention to staff, patient and family.
  • Reevaluates therapeutic responses and makes clinical modifications to progress toward established goals and outcomes.
  • Responsible for orientation of all new staff including medical residents and interns.
  • Instructor for the Wound Treatment Associate Program (WTA).
  • Chair the monthly Skin team and Champion's.
  • Member of the UPMC Value Analysis Team (VAT).
  • New products on presented, as a group the products are decided on according to scientific evidence and value.
01/2004 to 01/2011
Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse/WOCN Clinical Nurse III
Western Pennsylvania Hospital Home Health Pittsburgh, PA
  • Independently provided advanced practice patient care to patients with wound, ostomy, continence diagnosis.
  • Assessed, implement and plan treatment for consults according to evidenced based research in conjunction with the policy and standards WPHC.
  • Collaborated plan of care with the physicians, CRNP's, PA's and RN's.
  • Evidenced based treatment, education and prevention to staff, patient and family.
  • Reevaluates therapeutic responses and makes clinical modifications to progress toward established goals and outcomes.
  • Responsible for orientation of all new staff.
  • Chemotherapy and Intravenous certified and champion.
  • Administrative call one week per month.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary care needs.
  • Collaborated with insurance companies.
  • On call, triaged phone calls.
01/1997 to 01/2004
Case Manager
West Penn Home Care, Western Pennsylvania Hospital Home Health Pittsburgh, PA
  • Managed up to 30 patient cases per week in home care.
  • Assessed, implemented plan of care and treatment.
  • Collaborated with physicians, CRNP's PA's and RN's.
  • Independently provided quality care along with reevaluations to therapeutic responses, clinical modifications ongoing to established goals and outcomes.
  • Home care patient with diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, s/p coronary artery bypass grafts, surgical, orthopedics and oncology diseases to name a few.
  • Chemotherapy Certified thru the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
  • Intravenous Certified thru the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
  • Responsible for administrative call, on call for patients along with triage.
  • Communicated plan of care with all disciplines, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social worker and home health aide.
  • Education and instruction for patient and family members.
  • Precepted new staff hires to the home care.
01/1993 to 01/1997
Critical Care Registered Nurse
Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
  • Assigned to any of the critical care units at the hospital as a critical care float staff.
01/1986 to 01/1993
Critical Care/Trauma Registered Nurse
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
04/2019 to

National "Hands ,
08/2016 to 08/2018
Family Nurse Practitioner Student...........
Jocelyn Coleman CRNP, GI Specialty VA Pittsburgh Health Care System Pittsburgh, PA
to
Jacob Penatzer PA
VA Pittsburgh Health Care System Pittsburgh, PA
to
Amy Hopper CRNP
North Side Christian Health Center Pittsburgh, PA
to

Rebecca Durian, CRNP, Surgical Specialty VA Pittsburgh Health Care System Pittsburgh, PA
to

Amy Miller, CRNP, Pediatrics, Pediatric Alliance Pittsburgh, PA
Education
Expected in 2018
Family Nurse Practitioner-Post Master's Certification:
Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Clarion, PA
GPA:
Expected in 2014
Master of Science: Science
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, PA
GPA:
Expected in 2004
WOCN: Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing
RB Turnbull, MD School of WOC Nursing - Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio ,
GPA:
Expected in 1994
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
Clarion University of Pennsylvania - Clarion, PA
GPA:
Expected in 1986
Associate of Science: Nursing
Community College of Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA
GPA:

Magna Cum Laude

Certifications

Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified............ 2/8/2019-12/07/2023

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-Family Nurse Practitioner: F12180221

Certified Wound Care Nurse (CWCN)............. Exp. 08/31/2023

Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification

BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification..................Exp.12/2021

Affiliations
  • Professional, independent, leader, educator, dedicated, self-motivated, flexible, aspiring, resourceful, vastly skilled advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) with a family nurse practitioner certification (FNP-C). Specializing in wound, ostomy and continence nursing. Experienced in home care, oncology, cardiac, orthopedics and critical care.
  • Committed to evidenced based treatments and outcomes, health maintenance, navigating the clients throughout the healthcare system. Overcoming barriers to facilitate quality care through all stages of one's disease process. Aspires to educate patients and staff.
  • Devoted to patient advocacy and self-directed with astute judgment along with a high level of personal accountability, outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Experiences include critical care and cardio thoracic intensive care units, home care which consisted of an array of diagnosis, including cardiovascular disease, orthopedic and oncology patients along as a wound care specialist providing care in acute and outpatient. American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), NERWOCN Regional Website: http://www.ner-wocn.org-Legislsature Position National WOCN Society: http://www.wocn.org-Editor Reviewer
  • Interests
    LICENSURES , Registered Nurse Pennsylvania Board of Nursing, RN # 281168L...........Exp.10/31/21 Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, CRNP #SP019979........Exp.10/31/2021, AWARDS AND ACCOLADES , Poster Presenter at Nurses week at the VAPHS May 2017 & 2018 Poster Presenter: Wound Ostomy Continence Conference(WOCN) June 2017 Poster Presenter: Northeast Region Wound Ostomy Continence Conference, VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE , Holy Spirit Parish Nurse Pittsburgh Ostomy Society
    Highlights
    • Accountable, Independent
    • Professional Commitment to Excellence
    • Collaboration Research
    • Educator, Team Builder
    • Pressure Injury Data Management and Review Policies Improving processes
    • Interpersonal and communication Skills
    • Diagnosis, Teaching
    • Mentor
    Skills
  • Accountable Personal Development
  • Professional Commitment to Excellence Communicator Resourcefulness
  • Collaboration Research
  • Educator Team Building
  • Data Management Establish and Review Policies,
  • Administrative, ad, BC, Chemotherapy, interpersonal and communication, conferences, critical care, curriculum development, clients, Data Management, delivery, diagnosis, documentation, Educator, email, Home care, home health aide, instruction, Instructor, insurance, Team Building, Leadership, leadership skills, logistics, Meetings, mentor, excel, SharePoint, Communicator, Nursing, occupational therapy, oncology, organizational, orthopedics, patient care, physical therapy, Policies, improving processes, program development, progress, Quality, rapport, Research, Safety, Scientific, seminars, teaching, phone, Therapy, treatment plan, plan treatment, Plan of care, triage, Wound Care, wounds
  • Summary

    With three decades of clinical experience largely centered toward direct patient care, currently serves as the Advanced Practice Wound Care Specialist for the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The advanced practice wound specialist evaluates veterans wounds, determines the etiology, makes recommendations for their wound care. A graduate of Community College Allegheny Campus, began my nursing career working in critical care. In 1993, earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, graduating Cum Laude. Transferred to West Penn Hospital in the critical care units. In 1997, transferred to the home care department where became IV and chemotherapy certified. In 2004, achieved Clinical Nurse III status. West Penn sent her to the M.S. Turnball Jr. School of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing(WOCN) at the Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, where she earned the certification in Enterostomal Therapy /Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing (ET, WOCN). Prior to coming to the VA, she worked as a Senior Professional WOC Nurse at UPMC St. Margaret. Completed Masters of Science in Nursing in 2014. Became an adjunct nursing faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County from 2012-2019. In 2016, enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner, she had always aspired to become a nurse practitioner to care for the entire patient. Holding a FNP with a WOCN certifications will aid the VAPHS. Recommendations for wound care will not have to be placed on hold till a provider enters the orders. Wound care orders can be implemented when entered into the e record. This will benefit the veteran by decreasing any waiting times.

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    School Attended

    • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • RB Turnbull, MD School of WOC Nursing
    • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
    • Community College of Allegheny County

    Job Titles Held:

    • Critical care/Trauma, CVICU
    • Senior Professional CWON
    • Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse/WOCN Clinical Nurse III
    • Case Manager
    • Critical Care Registered Nurse
    • Critical Care/Trauma Registered Nurse
    • Family Nurse Practitioner Student...........
    • Jacob Penatzer PA
    • Amy Hopper CRNP

    Degrees

    • Family Nurse Practitioner-Post Master's Certification
    • Master of Science
    • WOCN
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Associate of Science

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