Caring, hardworking and service-oriented and knowledgeable Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in delivering comprehensive pediatric and adult patient care. Advanced skill working with diverse patient populations. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and coordinate with healthcare professionals to advance patient care.
Provide inpatient nursing care in 600 plus bed Level 1 Trauma Center, as staff float nurse to Cardio-Vascular, Trauma, Neuro, Medical Surgical Adult Care Step Down units throughout the organization. Coordinate treatment with multidisciplinary healthcare team members to attain optimal health and continuity of care. Reacted effectively in emergency situations demonstrated sound decision making judgement which ultimately help save patients lives. Manged eletrolyte replacement therapy, CIWA withdrawl therapy, Hypo and Hyper glycemic episodes requiring insulin drip.
Delivered acute and ambulatory nursing care for Speical Operations Soliders ranging from wellness visits and routine health exams to treatment for illnesses, injuries and life-threatening conditions (e.g., heart/respiratory failure, overdoses, eating disorders, trauma and infectious diseases).
Performed triage to maximum team productivity and effectiveness. Observed strict confidentiality and safeguarded all patient-related information. Prevented and controled outbreaks of communicable diseases and followed established procedures in reporting same. Ensures facilities maintain appropriate standards for condition, health and sanitation. Vaccination and Immunization Specialist according to CDC Standards. Administered all Vacination to SM and monitore health records. Administered medications and therapies in accordance with physicians orders. Took blood, tissue and fluid samples to perform laboratory tests. Administered general care to patients, including recording of temperature and blood pressure, wound dressing and pertainent testing.
Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare team plan and implement effective treatment plans. Utilized computerized Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
300 + bed Level 1 US Army Military Trauma Hospital Overseas. Medical Surgical, PACU, ICU Units Senior staff nurse duties included: Preceptor for NTP in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Responsible for primary care, and supervision of nursing care teams Managed caseloads providing education, treatments, IV therapy, venipuncture and wound care. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, labs draws, IV insertion; Central lines, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Prepared and administered oral, subcutaneous, intravenous and intra-muscular medications. Recognizes and reports abnormal test results, changes in symptoms and the need for follow-up care. Implemented nursing assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Charge Nurse: Ensured staff made accurate, complete nursing entries in the patients' record. Ensured appropriate patient education provided. Responded appropriately to emergencies. Verified and ensured implementation of physician orders written during the shift. Reviewed and revised nursing care plans as needed. Advised physicians of significant changes in a patient's condition. Coordinated with other Service Departments for diagnostic tests and procedures.
Instructed patients, families and caregivers on diagnoses, chronic disease management and prevention and medication self-management to maintain continuum of care. Treated patients with broad range of diagnoses ranging from sepsis, renal failure, diabetic ketoacidosis, pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Managed all facets of telemetry, including PA catheters and arterials, vasoactive drug administration and titration, thrombolytic therapy, dysrhythmia interpretation and chest tube management. Monitored treatment regimens to determine efficacy and adjusted according to results achieved.
900 plus bed Level 1 Tertiary care facility: 13 bed Acute Care Unit - Open Heart Unit (Adult and Child); 30 bed PACU (Adult and Child); Demonstrated skills at RN level 3 in Intensive Care environments. Maintained core and annual competencies as determined by the ICU & PeriAnesthesia Nursing Standards. Prioritized patient care assignments based on patient condition, responding to unanticipated interruptions while delegating care to achieve optimal, safe and effective
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