Registered Nurse with 23 years of hospital based experience caring for surgical patients from medical /surgical unit to critical care (ICU). Expertise in PACU and PeriOoperative Nursing. Strong desire to focus on preventative care and health education. Seeking position in staff education and development.
Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of North Carolina, License number 174634
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
Neonatal Resuscitation (NALS) Certification
Baby Safe Carrier
Safe Patient Handling Coach
Infection Prevention Coach
Deliver high quality patient care to post operative patients recovering from gynecologic surgery and cesarean sections. Care of newborns remaining with their mothers during the immediate post op phase of care. Lactation expertise utilized. Unit serves both in patient and out patient populations. Patient teaching and health maintenance strongly prioritized. Care of critical care overflow patients. Short Stay unit prepares patients for surgery involving perioperative assessment, medications, labs, IV's and patient preparation. Frequently placed in charge position.
Assistant teacher for fifteen 3 year old pre-school children. Lesson planning, music, art, and academic instruction. Utilized as school nurse for accident/injury and consultation.
Delivered high-quality and compassionate care to surgical ICU patients. Managed patients on ventilators with multiple co-morbidities.
Managed acute post-op patients in all surgical specialties in 14 bay PACU. Unit served both adult and pediatric patients. Also staffed separate PACU for EENT, Optical surgery and IVF recovery patients. Cared for overflow ICU/CCU and step down patients.
Managed care of 5-8 medical/surgical patients on a 36 bed unit. Delivered primary nursing care while maintaining a multi-disciplinary team approach to assist the nursing process. Pre and post operative teaching responsibilities utilizing a health maintenance and prevention approach. Frequently placed in charge position.
Distinguished Achievement: Meritorious Scholarship
Course work in general college requirements.
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