Registered Nurse with seven years of experience; including charge nurse and case management experience. Telemetry, IV and CVAD certifified. Additional expertise in wound care and post surgical care and rehabilitation.
Registered Nurse License: RN270577
Treated and monitored patients on a sub-acute unit. Cared for patients with exacerbations of chronic illness such as COPD, diabetes and heart disease. Treated patients recovering from orthopedic and other surgeries. Administered medications and documented via computer charting. Proficient with wound vacs and complex wounds. Supervised and directed CNA's, organizing patient care on a busy, 14 patient unit. Collaborated effectively with family members, physicians, various therapists and other members of the patients' care team.
Supervised and administered care to hospice patients with acute conditions and exacerbation of terminal illness requiring in-patient acute level care. Supervised care team consisting of the RN (myself), an LPN and CNA's.
Cared for patients with a wide variety of conditions such as cancer, diabetes, liver failure or brain injury. Administered medications through all routes, including IV and IM. Performed blood draws for labs. Used strong assessment skills to determine patients' changing needs. Interacted with family members in a therapeutic way, to promote positive coping methods. Documented using computer charting system.
Provided case management and clinical nursing to patients in the home setting. Planned patient care and collaborated extensively with physicians, therapists and other members of the patients' care team. Supervised home health aides. Monitored chronic conditions such as renal failure, diabetes and heart disease. Worked closely with cardiologists and orthopedists regarding therapeutic anti-coagulation. Administered IV medications. Documented and performed admissions and discharges using Oasis.
Passed St. Luke's Critical Care Course. Earned basic arrhythmia certification. Monitored and cared for patients on the Progressive Care Unit. Identified and responded to various cardiac conditions such as arrhythmias. Administered medications orally and via IV and CVADs.
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