I am currently workIing as an RN in High Risk Labor and Delivery at University of Louisville Hospital. I will have been there 9 years on October 4,2013. Many of the high risk patients are transferred from the private hospitals to our unit. I maintain a strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. When a patient is initially in my care, I register her in bed control and obtain admission information for our unit. I am a labor nurse for vaginal deliveries. All charting is done electronically on WatchChild at bedside. All medical orders are put in and taken off CPOE; electronic charting. As nurses, we will put in verbal orders electronically. I work in our 4 bed triage unit on the L & D unit. I prep patients for OR and work as circulating nurse for Cesarean Sections, D&Cs, Bilateral Tubal Ligations, etc, then recover them. I work Antepartum and Post-Partum. Kangaroo Care is promoted on our unit so unless the infant is pre-term or has complications, the infant is in my care for 2+ hours where I do the initial baby assessment, breastfeeding is encouraged, and then mother/baby are transferred to the Post-Partum unit.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - 1/18/2013 to 01/30/2015
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - 08/30/2013 to 08/30/2015
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support(ACLS) - 10/28/2011 to 10/31/2013
S.T.A.B.L.E.- Newborn Care - 03/26/2012 to 03/31/2014
Working with Antepartum Patients
Strong Medical Ethic
Strong IV Starter
Started at U of L hospital out of school.
I am on the Peer Interview Committee for 4 years.
I am an active member of the Unit Based Committee.
I am on the Pain Champion Committee.
I am very involved with Antepartum patients and their unique set of needs; especially long-term. I have put a cart together that gives them reading material, game books, crayon and coloring books, and journal books which are helpful therapy. I am a good listener and having been a 20-week antepartum patient myself, I know words of encouragement to help them be more compliant to doctor orders.
I am cross-trained on NICU in Transition; caring for two infants through the 12-hr shift; doing all assessments, care, and electronic charting.
Upon graduation, received an Academic Achievement Award
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