Registered Nurse with 14+ years experiencein Critical Care, Burn, Emergency, and Trauma care. Able to quickly and efficiently assess patients for acuity and provide patient-centered care, while always keeping patient safety a priority. I am a patient advocate first and foremost, and will always do what is in the best interest of the patient.
Strong clinical judgment
Excellent Communication Skills
Strong Assessment Skills
Efficient at Computer Charting in a Timely Manner
04/2004 to Current
Trauma Nurse ClinicianParkland Health & Hospital System – 5200 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235
Direct bedside care of all trauma activations in Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland (aged 14 and over).
Direct bedside care of all burn patients in Rees-Jones Trauma Center at Parkland (both pediatric and adult).
Self-directed with astute judgment skills. High level of personal accountability.
Case Management of trauma admissions, including: Performance Improvement data collection, daily rounds with trauma team, and educating/updating patients and their families regarding injuries and plan of care.
02/2003 to 04/2004
Registered Nurse, Surgical ICUParkland Health & Hospital System – 5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235
Direct bedside care of surgical, neurosurgical, and trauma patients admitted to the ICU.
Assessed need for, ordered, obtained and interpreted appropriate lab tests.
Assisted physicians with procedures (central line, arterial line, ventriculostomy, and Swan-Ganz catheter placements, to name a few).
08/2002 to 02/2003
Critical Care & Trauma Nurse Internship Program Parkland Health & Hospital System – 5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235
28-week course of study that involved both formal classroom presentations and supervised clinical experience.
Clinical rotations during internship included: Medical Respiratory ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Surgical Trauma ICU, Neurosurgical ICU, Burn ICU, Emergency Department, & Trauma Department.
Bachelor of Science: Nursing Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX