I am Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in healthcare (21 years in the hospital setting). I have an excellent reputation for resolving problems, good patient outcomes, and a great work ethic. I have worked with many types of patients in my 31 years of nursing including surgical patients, medical patients, the neonate, cancer patients, pediatrics including pediatric medical patients, surgeries, and home health/hospice. I have been in the nursery department at Permian Regional Medical Center for about 12 years taking care of not only the neonates but also the postpartum patients. We use the Panda Warmer and the Draeger to recover the babies after receiving at delivery. PRMC is a level I Nursery but we do have preterm infants, meconium aspiration, respiratory distress, cleft lip and palate, and other abnormalities. I would receive infants in the OR for C-section deliveries and in L&D rooms with vaginal deliveries. I also recovered twin deliveries. My certifications include BLS, NRP, ACLS, and PALS certifications along with STABLE class. I began working at PRMC over 12 years ago and worked on 2N with pediatrics, women's and pediatric/pediatric surgeries, and post-partum patients. I also floated to medical/surgical dept. to take care of cardiac, stroke, infective diagnoses, Alzheimer's patients, flu and pneumonia patients to name a few. l have cared for surgical patients pre and post operatively including C-sections, LAVH, total hysterectomy, D&C, appendectomy, cholecystectomy (lap chole and total chole), tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, etc. Before PRMC, I worked at Winkler County Memorial Hospital with medical patients. We saw many elderly and young adults. I also floated to the ER occasionally and saw a fair share of MVA's, four-wheeler accidents from the sandhills, and of course cardiac and stroke patients. I worked at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans, Texas with medical/surgical patients, post-partum, and nursery. I have also worked in Home Health Care/Hospice and in several doctor offices of which were Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and family practice where we would have OB/GYN doctors and residents from Texas Tech come to see our rural patients. I have had a great career but am not ready to stop yet. I feel that I have excellent credentials and I am able to be a nurse that an employer could feel secure and confident with.
When I began my job as a staff nurse, I worked on 2 North which was pediatrics, women's surgeries, and post-partum. I would admit patients to the unit, start IV's, give medications, make patients comfortable, and answer questions appropriately. I notified the doctor of abnormal labs and followed the doctors orders for the care of the patient. After being at this job for approximately one and one-half years, I began working in the nursery. It is a level one nursery. I have NRP certification and I also have ACLS and PALS certifications. I have been in the newborn nursery for 12 years and have grown to love the babies I take care of. At times, I have babies that do require special care and need to start IV's and get fluids and antibiotics going also. I have to deal carefully with fetal demises, as every nursery does, having to take care of the bodies and contact the funeral home if the parents wish for their baby to have that option. I contact the doctor with patient care needs and if there are any critical labs that need to be brought to their attention, I do that. I recover the babies and make sure they are bathed and shots given and assist the mothers with breastfeeding. I watch to see if bonding is taking place and intervene for a better outcome if needed. The admission information and charting submitted in the computer, I feel, is of great importance and I personally try to cross every t and dot every i. I take special care of the new mothers and offer a newborn video for them to watch and any other mothers who want to watch can. It is offered to all of them. I am supportive of the mothers and help them adjust to their new role as a new mother or a mother with a new addition to her already established family by talking and encouraging her to be proactive in that role. It's a very exciting and special time in a family's life when a new baby arrives.
I took care of medical patients and swingbed patients. Routine nursing care was given. Start IV's, performed assessments, looked for ways to improve patient outcomes. Gave medications and assisted with transfers. I helped patients with end of life care pass as comfortably and as dignified as I would want. Performed wound care. Floated to ER as needed.
Taught patients how to improve lifestyle choices, reducing chance of symptom reoccurrence.
I had typical LVN duties on a medical/surgical unit. Gave medications, started IV's, monitored pain and gave meds. as ordered, documented patient care appropriately. I cared for pediatric patients, cancer patients, post-surgical patients including C-sections (and emergencies), cholecystectomies, LAVH, appendectomies, T&A's, etc.
I started in January 2019 pursuing my BSN degree and am actively continuing that.
Enrolled at UT Arlington in the AO BSN degree program and will complete it next year
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