2.5 years Student Nurse Anesthetist experience at a variety of hospitals including 8 months at a level I trauma center. Anesthesia experience in variety of cases including but not limited to neuro, neuro-skeletal, OB, cardiac, bariatric, NICU, peds, intrathoracic, vascular, emergency, outpatient, eye, plastics, GI and ortho. 2 years of ICU experience and leadership role for the unit in the journey to magnet status. 1 year of code nurse experience. 3 years of ER experience where I founded and chaired a hiring committee. 1 year of radio nurse experience. 2.5 years experience as a Research RN.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Board Exam-Pending May 2014, California Registered Nurse (RN) 1/2007- present, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification 11/2012-11/2014, Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 11/2012-11/2014, Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) 2009, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) aka "radio nurse" 4/2010-4/2012, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP), Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT).
Participated in almost two times the required clinical cases and anesthesia hours to date for a variety of cases including Neuro, Neuroskeletal, OB, Trauma, Bariatric, Intrathoracic, Vascular, Eye, Plastics, Outpatient, GI, Pediatric, Regional, NICU and Cardiac. Conduct pre-anesthesia evaluation via physical assessment, record, and diagnostic studies. Educate patients in the pre-operative stage and formulate an anesthesia care plan suitable for specific patient's needs. Utilize critical thinking and assessment skills to integrate pathophysiological and pharmacological knowledge when providing anesthesia care for patients. Attended Difficult Airway and Ultrasound workshops to better my patient care skills. FASNA representative: class representative for the Florida Association of Student Nurse Anesthetists.
Assigned as shift leader to all Code Blue, STEMI, Stroke and Rapid Response hospital code calls.
Cared for the medical and cardiac patient including patients s/p cardiac cath, CRRT, septic/cardiogenic shock, respiratory failure, etc. Care includes vent management, titration of multiple vasoactive drips and hemodynamic monitoring with SWAN GANZ catheters, VIGILEO etc. Chair person, ICU committee for Hospital's Journey to Magnet Status.
Screened and enrolled patients in various studies including black widow & rattle snake bite anti-venom, troponin studies and asthma spacer use studies.
Triaged and cared for wide range of patients in a critical care setting. Participated in multiple codes, Stroke, CPR, STEMI, etc. Skilled at fast multi-system assessments and discharge education. Became certified within my ER to teach placement of PIV EJs. Founded and chaired a hiring committee to create an improved process for hiring and retaining new RNs. Super User and Educator of InnerCool hypothermic cooling system for cardiac arrest victims. MICN (mobile intesive Care Nurse or "Radio Nurse"), gave paramedics orders for pre-hospital treatment based on county protocols and routed the patients to an appropriate medical facility.
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