Registered Nurse with more than 15 years experience in healthcare. Computer skilled, managing heavy daily patient volume. Proficient in all documentation, record maintenance, and paperwork to ensure accuracy and patient confidentiality. Experience in all areas of major and minor procedures performed in the hospital environment. Core Qualifications Areas of clinical experience include: Medical/Surgical, Cardiac Telemetry, ER experience Proficiency with computerized charting CPR/BLS certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support Intravenous therapy, Post Cardiac Cath care removal of sheath, spinal surgery
BLS - Basic Life Support
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Registered Nurse License - State of New Jersey
Registered Nurse License - State of New York
Admit patients for surgery and pain management. Recover PACU patients post op.
Monitored post-op vitals. Set up PCA. Set up IV fluids. Reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Treated patients with strokes, head traumas, comas and intracranial hematomas. Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. Managed caseload of 8 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma. Completed clinical rotations in Geriatrics.Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care.Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure.Tested glucose and administered injections.
Post angioplasty care removal of sheath and groin management. Read telemetry strips. Administer cardiac drugs by mouth and IV. Skilled NG tube insertion and removal. Experienced in wound cleaning and colostomy care. Catheter insertion/removal care. Sterilization techniques. Venipuncture and blood draw. PICC care.
Collected pertinent information from the patient, family and friends, medical records and prescriptions. Administered continuous and 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring. Rapidly assessed whether life threatening criteria was present and took immediate action. Initiated plans of care based on patient assessments. Completed all mandatory education and training classes. Interacted with patients, families, hospital staff and the general public. Maintained a state of readiness and alertness for all assignments.
Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Managed caseload of 8 clients, providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Take care of Woundvacs. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Took and recorded patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure. Tested glucose and administered injections.
Read and recorded temperature, pulse and respiration. Prepared patient rooms prior to their arrival. Collected urine and fecal samples. Assisted with adequate nutrition and fluid intake. Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients. Positioned residents for comfort and to prevent skin pressure problems. Assisted with transferring residents in and out of wheelchairs and adaptive equipment. Obtained and set up suction equipment. Assisted with ADLs. Comforted patients and provided them with reassurance and encouragement.
Answer phone calls and direct calls to the appropriate areas. Maintained patient charts.
Transported patients from nursing units to tests. Transport equipment to appropriate areas. Transport samples to the lab.
Provided life support services during medical emergencies on scene and en route to the hospital.Maintained a state of readiness and alertness for all assignments.Collected pertinent information from the patient, family and friends, medical records and prescriptions.Administered continuous and 12-lead electrocardiogram monitoring.Rapidly assessed whether life threatening criteria was present and took immediate action.Initiated plans of care based on patient assessments.Operated and maintained emergency vehicles in a safe, efficient manner while obeying all traffic laws.Completed all mandatory education and training classes.Interacted with patients, families, hospital staff and the general public.
Supervised and made out schedules for lifeguards.
Psychology in nursing
EMT CertificateEMS Driver Certificate
Currently enrolled in Jacksonville University online classes towards my BSN
IV certification, Venipuncture, Pulling sheaths, Telemetry certified, BSN, ACLS
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