•Educate patients and families on disease process to prevent re-hospitalizations. Disease processes include, but are not limited to, respiratory disease processes such as chronic obstructive respiratory disease and pneumonia. Cardiovascular disease processes: congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, cerebral vascular infarcts, post-cardiac surgical procedures and left ventricular assistive devices. Nutritional assessments and education. Endocrine system education: type two diabetes, management, medications, treatment, diet, and care. Genitourinary system education: care of foley catheters, changing of foley catheters, prevention and symptom management of urinary tract infections, incontinence care, urostomy care and changes, and nephrostomy tube care. Gastrointestinal: tube feedings, care of gastric and nasopharyngeal tubes, care of Dob-Hoff tubes, colostomy care and changes, post-operative surgical procedure care and management.
•Educate families on the self-administration of IV medications such as Zemaira, Aralast, Glassia, total parenteral nutrition, and antibiotics. Subcutaneous medications such as lovenox and insulin, and monitoring for side effects.
•Perform wound care and dressing changes in the home as well as educate on how to perform tasks to promote independence. Education included infection control measures, proper handwashing techniques, symptoms of infection and wound deterioration to notify nursing or physician of, and proper dressing application technique.
• Supervise home health aides and licensed practical nurses in the care of clients in the home. Home health aide supervision performed on a bi-weekly basis and supervision of licensed practical nurses performed on a monthly basis.
•Participate in Interdisciplinary Team Meetings to enhance communication amongst the disciplines for optimal patient outcomes. Effectively communication with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Medical Social Worker, Management, and Nutritionist.
•Participate on the Policy and Procedure Committee. Involved in collaboration with other disciplines to update current policy and procedure manual, based on best practices. Perform evidenced based practice projects in the areas of wound care, sterile procedures such as foley catheter insertion and care of central lines and peripherally inserted central catheters.
•Assessment of newborn, infant, and pediatric clients in the home. Educate parents on care, medications, and disease processes. Education included, but is not limited, to the following: Mic-Key button care and changes, tube feedings, apnea monitors, bilirubin lights, care of invasive lines, administration of intravenous medications, tracheostomy care, cardiac medications, and neurological disease processes (seizures, cerebral palsy, encephalopathy).
Winston-Salem State University 2015 Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Long Term Care, Therapeutic Communication, Critical Care, Effective Documentation, General Medical Clients, Catheter insertion and care, Sterile Invasive Catheter care, Sterile Procedures, Intravenous Therapy, Venipuncture, Best Practices and Evidenced Based Research, Cardiac/Telemetry, Cardiovascular Disease Processes , Care Plan Documentation, Infection Control, Pediatric Clients, Vascular Assessments, Wound Care
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