Nursing for the past 30 years. First job in the hospital setting, med/surg, and then to an outpatient facility same day surgery clinic. Short term in an MD office and then 22 years in Hospice/ Home Health setting.
Working in the Home Health/Hospice setting with above average skills with all types of IV care including port care, accessing and drawing labs, preparing and administering TPN , and teaching families to do the same. I can change PICC line dressing using sterile procedure and also draw labs via lines. With Hospice patients I have administered pain medications via Cadd pumps through ports, lines, and sub-q administration. Having dealt with pain management at all levels and feel as though I am an expert in this area. This includes dealing with side effects of pain management and any side effects of chemo therapy.
As part of my job in the past 12 years we have used the computer charting program. I am an above average typist , and I feel comfortable using the electronic charting.
We had patients of all ages, I was the pediatric nurse for about 7 years for both IV patients and Hospice.
As described above, home care and hospice care for patient of all ages. Assessment of condition, med instruction, symptom management including pain with emotional support to both patient and family. Worked as part of a team to deal with physical and emotional struggles of the terminally ill patient and their family. IV care and wound care also as part of the over all job duties. We had Palliative patients also as part of the program.
3 year Diploma program for nursing
4 years Bachelor of Music degree. Vocal performance.
Received a teaching certificate for music grades K-12.
Registered nurse license for the state of Florida, License number 9418915.
Registered nurse license for the state of Pennsylvania, License number RN276175L
Basic Life Support and CPR training for medical professional.
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse for 8 years.
Chemo Therapy certification course completed.
Teaching certificate grades K-12.
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