13 years of experience in a critical care setting with a passion for patient care, patient advocacy and improving patient's quality of life. Areas of expertise include: cardiac, open heart surgery and IABP, pulmonary, renal and CRRT, gastrointestinal, surgical, neurology and neurosurgery, overdose/detox, and conscious sedation. Exceptional communication and collaboration skills with other departments and disciplines to optimize patient care and outcomes.
Wisconsin Registered Nurse
CCRN certification since 2007
Advance Cardiac Life Support certification
Basic Life Support certification
AHA Stroke Certification
Charge nurse of a 20 bed ICU/CCU. Provide direct patient care to complex, critically ill patients with a wide variety of illness. Preceptor for new employees, member of unit's education committee and trainer for our IABP and CRRT machines. Member of our hospital's rapid response team and relied on to be an expert resource not only for other ICU nurses but for the entire hospital. Unit Based Committee Chairperson for approximately 5 years. Pick up occasional shifts in PACU. Multiple Daisy Award nominations.
Head coach for 12 and 13 year old volleyball players.
Store manager of various Blockbuster stores in the Milwaukee area in charge of all store operations including but not limited to: hiring employees, scheduling, budget management, inventory, security, customer service and recovery, store promotions and displays.
Was a CNA at Community Memorial Hospital while going to school. Did clinicals at Froedtert's neuro unit and Waukesha County Jail to name a few. Played on the school's volleyball, basketball and softball teams and hold school and state records for volleyball and basketball. Winner of WCTC's Student Achievement Award.
Majored in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism with a minor in English. Interned at WISN-TV, 99.1 WYMX/AM 1250 WEMP, WYMS public radio.
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