Eugene A. Stead PA Student Society, Duke University, 2014-present
North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, member, 2014-present
American Academy of Physician Assistants, member, 2014-present
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2005-present
American Legion Auxiliary, member, 2001-present
Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse III January 2006 to January 2014Duke University Medical Center － Durham, NC
Developed, implemented, evaluated, and documented plan of cares for critically ill cardiac patients based on nursing process, evidence based practice, and departmental policies and procedures under provider orders Patient population: neonates-adults requiring intensive care preoperative/postoperative congenital cardiac surgery, heart transplant, or various degrees of cardiovascular support (ECMO, VADs, mechanical ventilation, inotropes, hemodynamic monitoring, pacemaker, dialysis).
Peritoneal dialysis and CVVHD proficient.
Assist "in-unit" procedures (emergent chest exploration, delayed sternal closure, emergent ECMO cannulation) by administering pain, sedation, paralytic agents, and as primary code nurse, conscious sedation procedures.
Advanced the clinical ladder and gained multiple proficiencies including "superuser" of four Ventricular Assist Devices and Swan-Ganz catheter.
Clinical expert on peripheral IV insertion, arterial cannulation, and PICC insertion.
Leadership Committee Co-chair in association with charge nurse and nurse preceptor roles.
Education Committee, member.
Organized and taught unit based "Skills day" and Cardiac Core class.
QI Initiatives project leader of "Operative Room to ICU" policy in conjunction with Pediatric Critical Care Medical Director and Chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Vascular Access Team Provided professional nursing care under existing policies and procedures of the IV team.
Within team structure, functioned autonomously throughout the hospital as a vascular access expert.
Registered Nurse, CN II January 2007 to January 2008WakeMed Health and Hospitals － Raleigh, NC
Cared for adults undergoing cardiac surgery: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft, valve replacement/repair, aortic repair, and Ventricular Assist Device placement.
Developed and utilized assessment skills for patients requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring, ventilator care, vasoactive infusions, CVVHD and CRRT dialysis, inotropic and antiarrhythmic drugs, pacemakers, ventricular assist devices, balloon pumps, and adult cardiac pathophysiology.
Registered Nurse, CN I January 2005 to January 2006Vidant Health － Greenville, NC
Multidisciplinary ICU with diverse patient population.
Provided sedation and pain management, conscious sedation, and "in-unit" procedures in collaboration with MD/NP.
Neurology and neurosurgery experience with intracranial bolts and ICP monitoring, seizure and stroke management.
Trauma experience with blood product administration, woundvac and wound care, and received TNCC (trauma nursing core course) certification.
Pulmonary experience and assistance with intubation/extubation, mechanical ventilation, high frequency oscillatory/Jet ventilation management, management of respiratory illnesses-asthma, RSV.
Endocrine experience with DKA management.
Renal replacement experience with peritoneal dialysis, CRRT, CVVHD Cardiac Surgery repair of congenital heart defects.
Education and Training
Master of Health Sciences : May 15, 2016Duke University － Durham, North Carolina
PA Certificate of Completion - August 12, 2016
General Surgery Salem Surgical AssociatesVascular Surgery Duke University Medical Center － Winston-Salem, NC
Surgical Intensive Care Unit Durham VA Medical Center － Durham, NC
Emergency Medicine Duke Raleigh Hospital － Raleigh, NC
Internal Medicine Duke University Medical Center － Durham, NC
Evidence Based Medicine II Duke University PA ProgramObstetrics and Gynecology Duke University Medical Center － Durham, NC
Primary Care FastMed Family Practice, Cary, NC
Behavior Medicine Meridian Behavioral Health SystemPediatrics Pembroke Pediatrics － Sylva, NC
Bachelor of Science : Nursing, May, 2005East Carolina University － Greenville, North CarolinaNursing
December, 2013North Carolina State University － Raleigh, North CarolinaGreat 100 Nurses of North Carolina, Recipient, 2014
Ventricular Assist Device specialist, Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 2014
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Registered Nurse Gift of Life Medical Mission Trips, Manila Philippines, 2013 CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES Eligible for PA National Certifying Examination, August, 13, 2016 Registered Nurse in North Carolina, License # 202254, Original Date 06/21/2005 Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), 2014 Basic Life Support (BLS), 2015 Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2015
Behavioral Health, Critical-Care, Critical Care, dialysis, Leadership, Director, mechanical, Meridian, Access, Neurology, nursing, pain management, Pediatrics, policies, Primary Care, project leader, Surgery, Trauma, ventilation, wound care
Surgical Intensive Care Unit Durham VA Medical Center
Emergency Medicine Duke Raleigh Hospital
Internal Medicine Duke University Medical Center
Obstetrics and Gynecology Duke University Medical Center
Pediatrics Pembroke Pediatrics
East Carolina University
North Carolina State University
Job Titles Held:
Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse III
Registered Nurse, CN II
Registered Nurse, CN I
Master of Health Sciences : May 15, 2016 PA Certificate of Completion - August 12, 2016
General Surgery Salem Surgical Associates Evidence Based Medicine II Duke University PA Program Primary Care FastMed Family Practice, Cary, NC
Behavior Medicine Meridian Behavioral Health System Bachelor of Science : Nursing , May, 2005 December, 2013
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