Registered Respiratory Therapist with over eight years of experience with diverse patient populations ranging from neonates to geriatrics. Adept at managing diverse conditions that include; COPD, sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, asthma and COVID. Skilled in instructing patients and caregivers about the use and operation of respiratory equipment, and advocates for the patients in order to deliver the best care.
Performed various respiratory services for patient populations ranging from neonatal to geriatric. Responsible for initiating and managing mechanical ventilators, Non-Invasive ventilation devices, and high flow oxygen. Delivers therapies prescribed by providers ranging from aerosolized medications to chest physiotherapy. Responds to all Rapid Response and Cardiopulmonary arrests calls, inserts Laryngopharyngeal Mask Airways and maintains all airways. Works closely with physicians and residents to suggest appropriate modalities of respiratory care including; ventilation settings, weaning parameters, and patient positioning for optimum oxygenation. Has experience working at the Sisters Hospital St. Joseph's campus COVID treatment center, and became a valuable asset in treating these sick patients.
Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others by becoming an EPIC super user for the department. Created an effective reference binder to continue support for colleagues. Participates in the department's quality assurance projects to further improve department and patient care.
Administered medication and ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems. Responded to all Rapid Responses and ACLS calls, performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation and maintenance of airways. Responded to all priority one and priority two pages in the Emergency Department. Attended rounds and offered input to patient care in all intensive care units including; medical, trauma, and burn. Transported patients on life support systems to all diagnostic and interventional procedures. Worked closely with ConnectLife in preparing patients for organ procurement.
Performed ventilator management and tracheostomy care to patients in ECMC's Terrace View long term care facility. Transported patients to and from activities, bathing rooms, and hospital visits as needed.
Administered medication and ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems to long term patients in the pediatric and adult units. Performed tracheostomy care as prescribed and as needed. Performed chest physiotherapy with the Chest Vest and Cough Assist as prescribed. Transported patients to out of facility appointments by ambulance to local hospitals and Children's Hospital. Accompanied all tracheostomy pediatric patients on all facility field trips. Documented all cares and medications with paper MAR and TAR binders, maintained chart documentation monthly. Communicated with colleagues by communication notebook.
Administered medication and ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems on the long term ventilator unit at McAuley Manor. Performed trach cares daily and as needed, suctioned, and transported patients within and outside of facility. Assisted in feeding ventilated and tracheostomy patients. Performed respiratory medication administration on the medical rehab unit and nursing home units. Performed electrocardiograms as needed. Assisted nurses and nursing assistants on the vent and medical rehab floor as needed.
Director's List Spring 2020
Director's List Winter 2020
Obtained the Advanced Regents Diploma. Honor roll 2006-2009.
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), Member 9611325
National Board for Respiratory Care, Member
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