Dedicated ICU, Emergency, and Rapid Response nurse with over 12 years of experience. Comfortable with fast paced environment, known for the ability to quickly and effectively discern needs, solve problems, and strengthen relationships with a diverse group of patients and families. Excellent bedside manner with the ability to develop a rapport with other members of the health care team. Demonstrates compassion and ethical treatment of both patients and fellow staff members.
Registered Nurse KY 2001-Present
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2012-present
TNCC - Trauma Nurse Core Course
CATN- Concepts in Advanced Trauma Nursing
ACLS- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ENPC- Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course
CCRN- Critical Care Registered Nurse
Respond to emergencies within the hospital setting. Round on all transfers from the ICU to ensure that the patient has not decline since transfer. Act as expert in IV assessment and obtainment. Provide teaching to bedside nurse and 1st year medical staff. Provide expert assessment and interventions in CODE BLUE, acute MI, Stroke, respiratory distress, intubation's, and sepsis. Order and consult other medical services based on protocols established for the Rapid Response Team. Work with the House Administrator to keep flow through the hospital and to facilitate transfers of critically ill patients.
Worked with a variety of critically ill patient's, including but not limited to Cardiac, Cardiothorasic, Heart, Lung, and Liver Transplants, Mechanical Heart Devices, and Trauma patients. Managed and titrated multiply IV gtts, administered blood products, replaced electrolytes and managed in hospital declines.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate treatment to indigent and low-income patient community.Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with patients and colleagues.Evaluated patients presenting with asthma, appendicitis and hernia.Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas.Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Served as primary nurse for level 1 Trauma patients.
Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program. Sound, ethical and independent decision-making ability consistent with medical protocols.Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery.
Obtained a Associates in Nursing
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