Diligent Nursing professional who is seasoned in many areas of medical care including inpatient, emergent care, critical care, outpatient rehabilitation, home health, and long term care. Agile and responsive to dynamic patient needs and environmental conditions. Team-oriented and reliable with expert healthcare knowledge, clear verbal and written communication skills and sound clinical judgment and knowledge. Natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing patient care and support. Quality focused and efficiency-driven leader who is a quick learner and adapts to all levels of care and environments.
Float to many units of the hospital performing the duties and responsibilities of a bedside RN. Duties include medication administration, assessments, wound care, orthotic care, advocating for patient, care and support of family with patient, and basic ADL's. The specific duties, assessments, and type of care vary from unit to unit (i.e ED will include triage, NICU will include feeding assessments , Rehab will include orthotic and neuro assessments).
In addition to med-surge units I float to higher acuity floors such as burn, stem cell, ED, heart center, oncology, IU methodist adult care, PCU Arnett adult care.
Cared for patients that had congenital heart defects, waiting transplants, waiting heart surgery, s/p heart surgery. As a step down unit these patient were not stable enough to be on a med-surge floor and required close care and monitoring. I preformed central line sterile dressing changes, port care, chest tube care, daily labs, wound care, feeding tube care, 12-lead EKG, oxygen administration including high flow, anticoagulant therapy, and administration and monitoring of serious medications drips such as Milrinone, monitoring cardiac rhythms, and educated and preformed life saving measures for wide range of ages from neonates to adults, I cared for the patients family as well as the patients, knowledgeable in social work cases and cases where CPS were involved, and HIPAA compliant.
Provided excellent patient care that included medication education and helping patient organize, vitals assessment, assessment and education for safety in a home setting, help obtaining outside resources such as Meals on Wheels and Life alert, wound care, ADL's, education to family on patients care, Port dressing changes and insertion, flu shot administration, labs, foley insertion, collaboration of care with family MD and sometimes the ED if patient needed to be seen for emergent care and most importantly displaying kindness and respect to my patients.
Provided patient care and supported nursing activities. Utilized sound judgment supported by nursing theory and evidence in the compassionate delivery of nursing care. Applied standards of infection control and patient safety. Updated chart information. Skillfully and tactfully communicated with patients family members. Participated in patient status reports, discharges, transfers, and collaborative care. Administered Accu-Check tests, insulin, and laboratory needs. Performed patient head-to-toe and neurological assessments. Safely administered medication orally, subcutaneously, intramuscularly, and through intravenous applications and GI applications. Performed range of motion exercises with patients housed in the Alzheimer's Unit. Compassionately assisted patients with their ADL's. Developed comprehensive care plans based on health history and physical assessments.
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