Six plus years as RN with focus on cardiac/vascular/post-op patients in progressive care and intensive care areas of nursing.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Post-op patient care for multiple procedures including CABG/TAVI/TAVR/Vascular/Thoracic/Critically Ill Patients. Monitored post-op vitals, hemodynamic monitoring, set up PCA, fluids, titration of vasoactive medications, extubation procedure, phlebotomy, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery. Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment and maintained patient flow. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments. Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses in the Cardiac Progressive Care setting. Member of Unit Practice Council and Permanent Charge Nurse Team. Trained graduate nurses for their role on the Progressive Care Unit. Implemented new floor assignments based on evaluation of staffing requirements. Assessed patients in active withdrawal and provided interventions to manage physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary patient care.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Nominated in second year of nursing program to be a mentor for first year nursing students.
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