RN with 4 years of well-rounded nursing experience. Worked on General Surgical Unit of a Level 1 Trauma center with 399 beds and nearly 3 years of specialized experience in Cardiac Catheterization Lab and Post Anesthesia Care Unit. My education and experience as a nurse has reinforced my sense of accountability and patient advocacy. I truly believe that patient well-being and a positive patient experience is integral to better health care overall.
Registered Nurse in the State of South Dakota, License number R040376
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 2009 to present
Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Certification 2013 to present
Acute Care Life Support (ACLS) Certification 2013 to present
This position has taught me how to work in high-stress situations without compromising expert care. Administer moderate sedation, monitor EKG and vital signs, circulate, and record case events in Cath Lab. Manage patient pain and airway while emerging from anesthesia. Care for pediatric, adult, geriatric, and bariatric patients. Assist in other departments that include Outpatient Center, Stress Lab, Cardiac Rehab, and CT/Radiology.
Fit and educate patients on external, wearable defibrillator.
Working in this environment taught me how to prioritize, manage time, and delegate all while sensitively caring for my patients. Managed patients post-operative and step-down trauma patients. Colon resections, J-pouch formations, colostomies/ileostomies, mastectomies, femoral-popliteal bypasses, prostatectomies, bariatric procedures and wounds are examples of patient population. Many patients required diligent pain management with IV medications, PCAs, and epidurals. Other responsibilities included being familiar with needs of patients after various procedures, patient education, provided a comfortable environment for them to recover in.
Minor in Biology
Preceptorship: Telemetry Unit
Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD, USA
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