I have 9 total years of nursing experience. Most of those years were spent providing care to cardiovascular patients. I worked in CVICU, cardiac step down unit, cardiac medical unit as well as doing insurance verification and some case management. I was also responsible for creating order sets and collecting information for national data bases including NRMI.
Registered Nurse in the state of Indiana
License number 28129085A
Responsible for approximately 20 residents on a skilled nursing unit. Recorded VS, passed all medications, monitored blood sugars, completed treatments and assessments and Medicare charting.
Cared for Cardiovascular patients. At this time I was BLS and ACLS certified. Provided care for pre and post care CABG, PTCA, STENT, MI and other vascular patients. Managed multiple drips, balloon pumps, ventilators, TPA, pulled arterial and venous lines. Assisted in medical and electrical cardioversions.
Provided care to patients as a staff nurse. Nursing care was total care. Responsible for entering all doctor orders, performing blood draws, ABGs, vital signs, patient assessments, monitoring for signs of distress and alerting MDs of changes. Most patients were cardiac in nature but we also provided care to patients requiring negative airflow rooms. TB patients, MRSA and other infectious diseases.
Initially I worked on a cardiac step down unit providing care for patients with multiple drips, arterial and venous lines that were pre and post procedures and cardiac surgeries. This unit then moved and became a cardiac medical floor. Cared for telemetry patients. After a couple years I was offered a job within the cardiac line to do insurance verification and chart review to gather information for national databases. This position required me to take a case management certification course at USI as well. I participated in patient care conferences. Responsible to present database information to the cardiac physicians during meetings and present any new order sheets and medication changes to protocols or order sets.
I have completed classes towards my BSN.
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