NURS 714 - Management of Critically Ill Children with Acute and Chronic Conditions: Nursing of Critically Ill Children Advanced Clinical Life Flight Current Concepts in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference Planning Committee Solely responsible for the development and organization of all pediatric content and presenters for the annual national conference and pre-conference.
Life Flight Outreach Education Day: Nov 2010 Developed, organized, and presented pediatric lectures and hands on skills stations for neonatal transport nurses.
Life Flight Pediatric Triage Committee Life Flight Children's Services Interview Committee Primary Children's Medical Center PICU Nurse Practitioner/ Fellow Procedure Day Development Solely responsible for the development and organization of all procedure and annual competency related stations and instructors PICU Hand Off Communications Committee PICU Nurse Practitioner Scheduling Committee Coordinator of Miami-Jr annual education and super-user training.
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, 09/2011 to CurrentCHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience providing critical care to patients ages newborn.
through young adult with complex medical problems with a special interest in neurotrauma and pediatric emergency.
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, 11/2002 to 08/2011PRIMARY CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER - Salt Lake City, UT
Utilized collaborative framework with the intensivist physicians and nursing staff to provide tertiary care and medical management to critically ill children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Responsible for developing plan of care, ordering and interpreting laboratory and radiological tests, and medical procedures including endotracheal intubation, central/arterial line placement, lumbar puncture, and chest tube placement.
Provide expertise to PICU nursing staff in forms of bedside resources and formal education.
Pediatric Flight Nurse, 11/2004 to 04/2011INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE LIFE FLIGHT - Salt Lake City, UT
Demonstrated skills, experience, and additional education necessary to provide acute care to critically ill or injured.
patients; ages newborn to geriatric.
Worked autonomously and in collaboration with other health care providers to deliver.
a high level of expert care to patients in diverse and challenging situations requiring interfacility and scene transport.
Level III Staff Nurse, 09/1998 to 10/2002CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia, PA
Provided high level care to critically ill children ages 0-24 years.
Experiences include ECMO, CVVH, trauma, oncological emergencies, hyperbaric chamber treatments, kidney, liver and bone marrow transplants, neurosurgical patients with shunts/bolts, and ARDS.
Active participation in Primary Nurse, Charge Nurse, Bereavement, and Skin Integrity committees, as well as medical/ surgical nurse orientation education and preceptor for ICU and step-down orientation.
Home Health Aide, 08/1996 to 05/1998BAYADA NURSES HOME CARE SPECIALISTS - Newark, DE
Assisted two twin six year-old autistic boys and their family with activities of daily living including play therapy.
Nurse Extern, 06/1997 to 08/1997ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - New Brunswick, NJ
Six week preceptored experience on a pediatric floor assisting in the care of patients with a variety of illnesses including.
post-surgeries, respiratory illnesses, seizure disorders, and diabetes.
Additional six weeks with a nurse preceptor in a.
pediatric intensive care unit assisting with the total care of critically ill patients.
MASTER OF SCIENCE:NURSING,2002University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PANURSING
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:NURSING Biological Sciences,1998University of Delaware - Newark, DENURSING Biological Sciences
Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Christiana Medical Center - Newark, DEA twelve week precepted clinical rotation on the cardiac step-down floor. Team lead junior students through their
medical/surgical rotation and their skills practice labs.
NURS 764 - Advanced Technologies and Clinical Decisions in Acute Care NURS 734 - Intermediate Principles of Pediatric Acute Care NURS 735 - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Professional Role and Intermediate Clinical Practice NURS 736 - Advanced Principles of Pediatric Acute Care NURS 737 - Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Professional Role and Advanced Clinical Practice
Boy Scouts of America, First Aid Merit Badge Counselor
Church Girls Camp First Aid Night, Skills Instructor
AACN: American Association of Critical Care Nurses, (1998-present)
SCCM: Society of Critical Care Medicine, (2003-present)
USRC 2010 Annual Convention, April 15-16, 2010 Pediatric Advanced Respiratory Workshop" Current Concepts in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference, Feb 2010 Pediatric IV Fluid Resuscitation Station and Mega-Codes" Current Concepts in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport EMS-C Pre-Conference, Feb 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Internal Pacemaker and Defibrillator" Utah EMS-C Off-line Protocols, Oct 2009 Transport of the Medically Fragile Child" Current Concepts in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference, Feb 20-23, 2007 Management of Pediatric Seizures" Current Concepts in Neonatal and Pediatric Transport Conference, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2006 ACLS Algorithms: Adults are Not Just Big Kids!" PICU Annual Cardiac Update, Nov 2008 Even Superman Could Not Overcome Skin Breakdown!" PICU Annual Respiratory Update, Sept 2005 Association of RSV and Asthma" PICU Annual Respiratory Update, Sept 2003
AWARDS Utah Health Care Work Force Grant Award Recipient (Spring 2004) Clinical Scholars Program Scholarship Recipient: CHOP (Spring & Fall 2001) Educational Advancement Scholarship Recipient: AACN (Fall 2001) University of Delaware Department of Nursing Award (Spring 1998) Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Fall 1997) COMMUNITY SERVICE Boy Scouts of America, First Aid Merit Badge Counselor Church Girls Camp First Aid Night, Skills Instructor
acute care, critical care, Critical Care Nurse, diabetes, forms, Team lead, medical
management, nursing, therapy, trauma, plan of care