I have over 24 years of Pediatric Nursing experience ranging from working in the NICU at a hospital, to pediatric floor nursing, to pediatric home care. My specialty is respiratory care with trach care and ventilator use. I have worked as a staff/field nurse for over 23 years and as a nursing supervisor for the past 10 months. My experience includes nursing assessment of patient's, GB/JT feeding, trach suctioning and care, colostomy care, central lines, medication administration, use of oximeter, coughalators, chest vest treatments, aerosol treatment machines, use of AFOs, TLSOs, standers, hoyer lifts, ect. I have experience in clinical management of nurses in the field of home health, as well as training all newly hired staff in all required clinical skills.
Experienced with being a liaison between physicians, social workers, medical supply companies, physical, and all other therapists in the home, as well as for parents and pediatric patients.
Registered Nurse with Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the States of:
Illinois- License number 041.243267
Missouri- License number 108337
Pediatric nursing care in homes of children. Skills included physical assessment of patient, home care needs including trach suctioning and changing, GB/GJ feedings, pulmonary treatments, use of
Worked as staff nurse in NICU providing bedside nursing care for premature infants . Patient/Nurse ratio was 1:1 or 2:1 due to the critical condition of babies. Experience included: trachs, ventilators, intravenous medication administration, central line blood draws, GT feedings,
Experienced with care of pediatric patients with trachs/GB/Ventilators.
Staff nurse with company. Liaison to patients, parents, hospitals, doctors, equipment companies, respiratory therapists, physical therapists,
occupational, speech, developmental therapists. Worked with numerous equipment in homes relating to patient care.
Worked as pediatric nursing supervisor. Responsible for approximately 40 pediatric patients relating to obtaining doctor's orders for patients and updating patient care plans, working with physicians, therapists, hospitals, doing patient admissions, marketing, teaching/orientation of new nurses, and supervision of all pediatric nurses. Also worked as staff nurse in patient's home when staffing for cases was unavailable.
Obtained Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 1987
CPR Certified as required
Licensed in Illinois
Licensed in Missouri
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