I am a fully credentialed LPN. I have a diverse wealth of experience in many different types of nursing, my most recent and current being home care pediatrics. I am adaptable to patient care in all age groups and backgrounds. I have excellent communication skills with the public and clients as well as staff. Over 10 years experience specializing in respiratory clients with tracheostomy's and ventilators. I also have a great amount of experience with wound care from earlier in my nursing career.
Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of NJ, Aug. 1995 - Present
AHA Healthcare Provider CPR & AED Certification, Oct. 2011 - Present
Provided complete care to a child in the home with different illnesses some ventilator dependent, mostly respiratory. Complete patient assessments, set up and administration of respiratory treatments including Coffultator, nebulizer, 02 administration, chest pt, tracheal, and oral suctioning. Also in homecare includes monitoring of vital signs,
checking for signs or symptoms of infection, subcutaneous injections, seizure precautions, and documentation. Family and client education about care and their condition and emotional support with encouragement. Prepared, measure and monitor client formula / complete nutrition via G-tube.
Treated pediatric clients In home and in a school setting with multiple health conditions including severe Gastric Reflux, Cornelia Delange Syndrome, respiratory issues with nebulizer treatments, pulse oximeter, osculation of breath sounds and chest PT; clients also had Failure to Thrive and G- tubes for nutrition as well as feeding pumps. Also in home wound care included monitoring of vital signs, checking for signs or symptoms of infection, Subcutaneous as well as Intramuscular injections, discharge teaching, and documentation.
- My medical records and inner office duties included communicating with staff as well as families via phone and email, filing, payroll assistance, review of charts, review of time cards, and copying.
- My Flu Clinic duties included patient teaching, filling out reimbursement forms for insurance and supplies, customer service, set up of supplies, accurate count of medication and money, and administration of Flu and Pneumonia vaccines via injection.
Provided complete care to a child in thier home. For children with different illnesses mostly respiratory. Complete patient assessments, set up and administration of respiratory treatments including Coffultator, nebulizer, and C pap for sleeping, 02 administration, chest pt, and oral suctioning. Monitored and assisted in patient speech, occupational, and physical therapies; as well as accompanied clients to Dr. and therapy appointments. Prepared, measured and monitored client formula / complete nutrition via G-tube.
Management of a satellite Dr.'s office / Lymphedema center. This
included wound care, Lymphedema therapy, client discharge education and follow up care, documentation of client progress, customer service, ordering supplies, staff management, and communicating with Dr.about client treatment plans as well as their progress on a regular basis.
Cared for technology dependent (ventilator dependent) children. Administered complete patient care; including administration of respiratory treatments and delivering as well as monitoring feedings via feeding tubes, monitoring children on ventilators, bipap, cpap, and nasal 02. Administered medications by mouth as well as via G-tube and NG-tube. Documentation of patient progress and medications.
Supervised staff and assisted with care given to Psychiatric patients. Distributed medication, provided medication education for patients, and went over daily goals. Cared for dually diagnosed patients (mental illness with substance abuse). Also was responsible for documentation on patient progress.
Cared for Physical rehabilitation patients, post surgical, tracheostomy, and longterm geriatric patients. Provided necessary health education training for patients. Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Cared for Geriatric patients, specializing in those with Dementia and Alzheimer disease. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Administered medications and treatments, prepared tube feedings, documented patients medical status, and supervised CNA's.
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