Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN) with extensive training and experience. Logged over 3672 hours providing basic to advanced patient care in multi-place chambers, to include cardiac, hemodyamic, IV, and ventilator monitoring. Directed over 10,000 hours in chamber operation management and safety supervision. Actions resulted in the completion of over 2700 safe hyperbaric operations/treatments. Performance contributed to two UHMS accreditation with distinction awards in 2010 and 2014, and two Naval Hyperbaric Operating Certifications with distinction in 2003 and 2006 by the Naval Diving Engineering Safety Center Certification Inspection Teams NAVSEA and NAVFAC.
BSN 1994 Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Kansas
Board Certified: 2012 Advanced Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse (ACHRN)
Basic Life Support Provider Course (BLS) 2014
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course (ACLS) 2014
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course (PALS) 2014
IV Conscious Sedation Provider Course (IVCS) 2014
International ATMO Hyperbaric Maintenance Training Course 2014
International ATMO Hyperbaric Safety Director Training Course 2012
International ATMO Inspection, Maintenance & Documentation of Hyperbaric Acrylics Training Course 2012
Virginia Mason Hyperbaric Chamber Supervisor Specialist Certification Training Program 2012
Trauma Nursing Core Course Provider Course (TNCC) 2011
International Hyperbarics Transcutaneous Oxygen Monitoring Training Course 2011
International Hyperbarics Advanced Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Course (UHMS approved 40 Hour) 2011
International Hyperbarics Nitrox Diver Certification Training Course 2011
International ATMO Wound Care Training Course 2011
Virginia Mason Hyperbaric Critical Care Training 2011
Virginia Mason Team Hyperbaric Medicine Training Course (UHMS approved 40 Hour) 2009
Emergency Hyperbaric Evacuation Stretcher "Hyperlite" Training 2006
Naval Mark 20 (Surface Supplied) Diver Certification Training 2005
Virginia Mason/NOAA Seattle Treatment of Diving Injuries Training Course 2005
Naval Scuba Diver Recertification Training 2004
Naval Diving Officer Certification Training 2004
Naval Hyperbaric Chamber Operator Certification Training PQS Course 2004
Naval Hyperbaric Inside Attendant (Tender) Certification Training PQS Course 2004
International ATMO Team Hyperbaric Medicine Training Course (UHMS approved 40 Hour) 2003
US Air Force Clinical Nursing Hyperbaric Training Course 2003
US Air Force Clinical Hyperbaric Training (Davis Hyperbaric Laboratory-San Antonio, UHMS accredited) 2003
Naval Nurse Corps Officer (Emergency/Trauma)
Naval Diving Officer (Hyperbaric Operations/Maintenance)
Naval Special Operations (US Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance) Technician/Diver
March 2013 to October 2014: Emergency Department Charge Nurse
Emergency Department, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Bremerton, WA
April 2009 to November 2013: Hyperbaric Charge Nurse
Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA
November 2003 to January 2007: Hyperbaric Department Manager (Division Officer)/Diving Officer
Hyperbaric Department, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL
Provides direct Medical/Surgical inpatient and Psychiatric observation nursing care in unit with over 500 patients monthly.
As Charge Nurse: Directs support team of eight personnel with patient care provided and departmental patient flow. Performs triage and manages referrals of patients to other departments within the TRI-care healthcare system as required.
As Staff Nurse: Provides direct emergency/trauma nursing care, assessments and interventions in level-3 emergency department with 1852 monthly visits.
As Charge Nurse: (April 2010 to November 2013) Directs support team of six and on-call personnel in 24 hour multi-place hyperbaric center that provides over 4400 patient treatments per year. Provides pre-hyperbaric treatment patient assessments, medications and sets up in chamber critical care equipment as required. Supervises procedural safety, monitors inside attendant and patient progress. Assist physician with hyperbaric consults, diving physicals and wound care procedures. Performance contributed to 2014 and 2010 UHMS accreditation with distinction award.
As Staff Nurse: (April 2009 to August 2014) Provides in chamber direct care, on going assessments and supervision of up to 10 patients per treatment and critical care equipment as required. Stands duty as on-call Charge/Staff Nurse for emergencies.
As Wound Care Nurse: (August 2012 to March 2013) Provides/assists with basic to advanced wound care assessments, photo documentation and dressings/wraps as directed.
As Chamber Supervisor Specialist: (June 2012 to Current) Provides management of chamber operations, safety supervision and operates chamber. Plans and controls prescribed treatment profile. Assists Hyperbaric Engineer with planned maintenance procedures as required.
Provided direct emergency/trauma nursing care, assessments and interventions in level-3 emergency department with 5367 monthly visits. Additionally, from November 2011 to May 2012 provided IV conscious sedation services and endoscopy technical support to Special Procedures (Endoscopy) and Silverdale Surgery (Pain Management) Departments.
As Department Manager: Provided management of five personnel in day to day operations of 24 hour multi-place hyperbaric department that provided over 275 hyperbaric operations/treatments per year. Provided pre-hyperbaric treatment patient assessments, monitored inside attendants (tenders), chamber operators and patient progress. Provided transcutaneous oxygen monitoring assessments utilizing the TINA-6 as required.
As Diving Officer: Led all diving/hyperbaric operations. Supervised and inspected all aspects of hyperbaric chamber systems, maintenance and repairs. Coordinated the review, revision and creation of departmental operational policies and procedures, insuring compliance with national hyperbaric operating standards. Actions resulted in enhanced operational readiness and completion of over 800 safe hyperbaric operations/treatments. Provided hyperbaric education and training, actions resulted in qualifying 15 personnel as inside attendants (tenders), eight as diving supervisors and two Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT) board certifications. Awarded Naval Hyperbaric Operating Certifications with distinction in 2003 and 2006 by the Naval Diving Engineering Safety Center Certification Inspection Teams NAVSEA and NAVFAC.
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