Registered Nurse with 8 years of experience in the acute hospital setting. Currently working as an Intensive Care Unit RN with experience in cardiac care and all populations in a multi-disciplinary critical care. Certified in Critical Care Nursing. Primary nurse for sepsis, trauma, and cardiopulmonary arrest patients throughout hospital.
BLS Instructor certified through American Heart Association 2011-Current
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification - Current
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Current
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certified - Current
AACN Certified in Critical Care - Current
Respond, treat, and advise in medical emergencies throughout hospital, working closely with respiratory therapy and the MD. Primary nurse response for all Code Blues, Strokes, Level One Myocardial Infarctions and Traumas in this Level II trauma center. Monitor sepsis patients and the sepsis bundle to ensure quality resuscitation care throughout hospital. Educate and support staff nurses including Intensive Care, Emergency, and Medical floors.
Work as primary nurse in a multi-disciplinary intensive care unit. Highly skilled in time management, hemodynamics with pulmonary artery catheters, patient assessments, and ventilator management. Trained and independently perform complete patient care to immediate recovery and extubation of post open heart surgery patients, intra-aortic balloon pump, continuous renal replacement therapy, sepsis, and the neurosurgical population. Independent and self-motivated to ensure best quality care and outcomes.
Lead RN in a medical -oncology floor of 29 patients. Monitored staffing and patient flow while performing staff RN role with nurse patient ratio of 1:6. This was a busy patient floor area with high acuity care. Administered chemotherapy, performed inpatient continuous abdominal peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), and supported patients and families through hospice end-of-life care. Expert skills of time management and self-motivation required.
Coursework toward Masters in Nursing Education. RN to Master program. Upon completion BSN and MSN degrees will be rewarded. Current graduate level GPA 4.0. Anticipated graduation date of August 2014.
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