Four years of experience in Pediatric Emergency Room Nursing at Howard County General Hospital. Alternate between floor nurse and charge nurse positions for the Emergency Room and Inpatient's. Care for the inpatient Pediatric Patients and their families and the psychiatric patients awaiting bed placement at a inpatient psychiatric hospital. Hold certifications as a Pediatric Emergency Nurse and in Advanced Pediatric Life Support. Seeking Urgent Care or Physician Office position.
Eleven years as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse (PICU) at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During that time became a Hopkins Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse. Refined teaching and communication skills.
Three years as a RN on the pediatric floor at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing during this time at University of Maryland Baltimore.
Registered Nurse BSN (RN) 1995-present
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 1993-1995
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2012-2014
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 2012-2014
Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) 2012-2016
Triaged patients, recorded patient's medical history, vital statistics, assigned priority to be seen, ordered tests such as: urine samples, throat cultures, and xrays prior to being seen by MD. As the bedside emergency room nurse, drew blood, placed IVs, hung fluids, performed ECGs, eye exams, placed nasogastric tubes, gave nebulizer treatments, giving medications by various routes, and other treatments as ordered. Participated in resucitation of patients.
Assigned inpatients on a rotating basis cared for the inpatient and their families. Inpatient population consisted of medical as well as surgical patients. Care consisted of assessing the patient's status, vital statistics, drawing labs and placing IVs, hanging fluids, giving medications and monitoring patient's status. Developing a care plan for the patient and family and updating that plan as the need arose.
Taught airway management during the annual skills day, mentored new hires, and provided guidance as a resource nurse.
Provided patient care to a wide variety of critical pediatric patients. Participated in multiple cardio/pulmonary arrests on the unit as well as throughout various pediatric units in the hospital. Transported intubated and non-intubated patients to CT, MRI, etc for tests. Carried the trauma and rapid response pagers and responded as needed. Became a member of the Hopkins Pediatric Intensive Care Transport Team. Triaged calls from various outside facilities and transported critical pediatric patients to Johns Hopkins from those facilities. Utilized ambulance, helicopter, and fixed wing depending on the severity of patient's condition.
Provided mentoring and teaching to new staff. Acted as a resource to both nurses and residents during PICU rotations and to the Fellows during transport of critical patients. Provided direction to the assigned EMT and Paramedic on transports.
Provided comfort and support for the patient and their families during transport and during their PICU stay.
Provided patient care and education for pediatric patients and their families, new onset diabetic patients (adults and pediatrics), women's surgical patients, mother/baby, and updating staff education.
Duties included assessments, alternating charge nurse, drawing blood and starting IVs, dressing changes, tube feedings, TPN, PPN, (central line care) insertion of nasogastric tubes, assisting physicians with lumbar punctures or other procedures, education of disease process and prevention, and arranging home care when needed.
Graduated with High Honors
Graduated with Honors
Certified Licensed Vocational Nurse
Graduated with 4.0 GPA
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