Clinical Nurse Educator with a solid history of achievement in a 28 year career in nursing. Motivated informal and formal leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to the nursing profession. Strengths in compassion and collaboration backed by experience from unmatched opportunities, education, and tremendous mentors and support.
28 years of RN experience beginning with the St. Joesph Medical Center, Brainerd, MN and the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, MN. Kansas City provided opportunities with St. Luke's medical Center as well as Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Clinical practice in medical, surgical, OB/L&D, ED, ICU, GI Lab, IR, Behavioral Health and Perianesthesia with recent five year focus on education.
Charge leadership in ED and ICU units to include Assessed and stabilized patients in rural hospitals as well as a fast-pace, 36 bed Level II trauma center.
Medical Surgical/Open Heart/ Neurology/Trauma ICU patient care with charge nurse rotation.
Administered critical care IV medications such as Cardizem, Dopamine, Insulin, Nitroglycerin, and Adenosine.
Assigned nurses to monitor patients closely, requested timely updates and alerted doctors when patient is unresponsive or status changed
Coordinated with doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other healthcare professionals to provide immediate care to patients both inpatient and for typically same day procedural patients.
Collaborated with local district attorney and Kansa State Legislators to develop and open a Sexual Assault Nursing Examiner (SANE) for Overland PArk Regional Medical Center.
Taught child birth classes for expectant parents.
BLS and ACLS instructor through American Heart Association.
Magnet Conference project speaker for the collaborative developement of Nose to Toes evidenced based preoperative preparation with statistically significant reduction of surgical site infections. 2020 conference, Atlanta, GA
Author: Chapter 30. Otorhinolaryngology in the Perianesthesia Core Curriculum, publishing April 3, 2020.
2019 Florence Nightengale nominee.
2019 National Associatation of Medical Librarians award recipient.
Currently closing one year + participation on four corporate quality improvement projects including a unit based identified gap in the treatment of corneal abrasion.
Cetified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Current BLS, ACLS, PALS provider certifications
National Institute of Health Stroke Scale [NIHSS]
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