Thirty + years as Registered Nurse, with the past 9 years in Home Health specializing in Psychiatric Nursing and experience In Med-Surg Nursing.
Registered Nurse License in State of Florida
CPR certified through the American Heart Association
Certification by Palmetto to provide Psychiatric Home Health Nursing
Provided education and therapy to patients with diagnosis: Alzheimers/Dementia, Depression and all aspects of Mental Health. Education provided for Caregivers and/or Spouse. Assessed patients referred for Home Health Care, including Mental Health as well as Medical-Surgical to determine patient care plan management.
Provided all aspects of Mental Health treatment/therapy, including education for patient, caregiver. Utilized Medicare Guidelines policies/procedures in establishing an Oasis and 485 for patient care.
Provided Psychiatric care/therapy and performed Skilled Nurse care: Wound care, Med education and all aspects of patient care, including Start of Care, Resumption, Discharge/Transfer
Supervised Mental Healh Workers, attended case conference weekly with Psychiatrists, and all members of the Health team. Obtained Lab specimens. Medication administration. Implemented a group for patients with alcohol and drug addictions, providing education to patients and their families.
Training and classes in:
Cardiac, Stroke, Aides/HIV, Wound Care, Alzheimers Disease, COPD, IV therapy, PT/INR, Diabetes, Physical Assessment.
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