Dedicated nursing professional with clinical experience in Acute and Critical Pediatrics, CVICU, Pediatric trauma, and NICU. Proficient in working collaboratively to execute the unique plan of care for each patient. Passionate about delivering quality healthcare and educating patients and families. Offering caring bedside manner and patient-centric focus. Committed to effective post-discharge education to prevent future hospitalization.
Credentialed Registered Nurse offering 18 years of experience providing compassionate care in Pediatrics and Neonatal environment.
Clinical II- UCI Medical Center & CHOC Children's
NICU Level 3, PICU, Pediatric Trauma/SICU/CVICU
-Assess prioritize, and stabilize high acuity patients by identifying signs and symptoms through clinical observation and assessment.
-Independently manage patients requiring Oxygen therapy including inhaled -Nitric Oxide, high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV), High Jet Ventilation, endotracheal intubation, CPAP, Non-invasive mechanical ventilation, nasal cannula, care and management of fresh tracheostomy
-Care for acutely ill patients requiring induced hypothermia via cooling blanket for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), surgical intervention for patient with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), congenital diaphragmatic hernia, omphalocele, gastroschisis, and gastric/intestinal perforation requiring gastrostomy tube or ostomy bag
-Attend high risk deliveries, provide neonatal rescucitation, and safely admit newborns to the NICU
-Bedside RN for ECMO patients
-Management of surgical cardiac patients after cardiac catheterization, BT shunt, VSD closure, Valvuloplasty, Glenn procedure, Left Hypoplastic heart repair, Chest Tube drains, External Pace maker, Pericardial drain
-PIV insertion, assisted MD in UAC/UVC , Central line, A-line insertion, cut downs, perform sterile line changes, administered blood products, titrate vasoactive drugs in addition to narcotics and insulin.
-Assisted camino placent, monitor ICP, VP shunt drain
-Hypothermia management for cardiac arrest patient
-Assisted in Peritoneal Lavage, monitor bladder pressure
-Management of Malignant Hyperthermia
-Precepted new employee and students, cross-train critical adult nurses to PICU and Pediatric trauma
-Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to Neonatologists, Pediatric Intensivist, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiologist, Nurse practitioners, Respiratory therapist, Case management, Social workers, nutritionist to provide individualized care for critically ill patients.
-Teach simulation and core lab at UCI Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing for group of student nurses
- UCI Medical Center NICU PENN Award 2018
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