Over sixteen years of experience in cardiovascular nursing at Banner Heart Hospital. Maintain strong reputation for achieving high levels of patient satisfaction.
Responsible for preparing and monitoring patients for outpatient procedures which include Upright Tilt Table Test, Transesophageal echocardiograms, elective cardioversions. Administration of conscious sedation, pre and post catheterization care, arterial and venous sheaths maintenance and removal, management of radial artery compression devices as well as femoral compression devices. Informal leader, mentor to nursing students and preceptor to new employees, relief charge.
Primarily responsible for the recovery of patients undergoing cardiac catheterization procedures. Also responsible for recovering and monitoring patients post general anesthesia; duties included airway management, monitoring of arterial and venous sheaths, education regarding diet, exercise and smoking cessation to patients and family members. Responsible for the preceptorship and mentoring of new employees.
Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures. Responsible for the care of medical, surgical and telemetry patients.
Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the care of telemetry patients which included pre and post cardiac catheterization as well as pre and post coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Responsible for the care of critically ill patients (ventilator support, monitoring Pulmonary artery catheters, arterial and venous sheath removal; monitoring temporary pacemakers, pre and post heart catheterization, pre and post open heart care, multi -system failure).
Traveled to various hospitals throughout the state of Arizona. Responsible for the care of medical, surgical and telemetry patients. Flexibility to adjust to new environments and able to deliver excellent patient care as evidenced by units calling the registry and seeking my services.
Completed traveled assignments to several hospitals across the U.S. Responsible for the care of medical and surgical patients. Monitored post-op vitals, set up PCA, fluids, reviewed post-op orders and orient patients to unit.
Received letter of recognition for excellent patient care.
New graduate, responsible for the care of pre and post general surgical patients, as well as plastic surgery patients. Accurately documented all elements of nursing assessment, treatments, medications, discharge instructions and follow-up care. Relief charge nurse.
Currently attending school at Grand Canyon University pursuing a Bachelor of Science of Nursing with 3.96 GPA.
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