Registered Nurse with 30 years combined critical care and management experience in tertiary care, community hospital, and skilled nursing/rehab settings. Strong patient advocate providing compassionate care to patients from neonates to geriatrics.
Registered Nurse in State of PA, License number RN264379L
Pediatric LIfe Support (PALS) Certification 1999 to present
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 1999 to present
Review inpatient and outpatient medical records, screen pediatric patients for appropriate level of procedural sedation. Coordinate delivery of sedation with one or more of 21 pediatric sub-specialties. Prepare patients and families for sedation. Administer deep procedural sedation, provide constant cardiopulmonary monitoring, as part of a doctor-nurse team, to pediatric patients in numerous locations throughout major medical facility. Recover patient and provide discharge teaching.
Precept new staff. Provide shadowing opportunity for RN's from Emergency department and Pediatric Intensive Care. Resource for inpatient and clinic staff.
Performance improvement, monitoring all sedations monthly, reporting bimonthly to entire sedation team. Identifying at risk populations, ultimately affecting policy and practice for greater level of patient safety.
Provided compassionate care to critically ill and injured patients of all ages. Broad knowledge base of complex medical conditions and appropriate treatments.
Provided excellent nursing care to critically ill and injured children, working closely with multidisciplinary health care team. Functioned as preceptor and relief charge nurse.
Provided nursing leadership for 154 bed skilled nursing facility. Personally hired, evaluated, and disciplined all nursing personnel. Provided continuing education for all nursing staff. Developed and implemented first Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator (RNAC) role as part PA pilot program for Medicare reimbursement based on skilled nursing. Quality Improvement Coordinator.
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