Kelly L

Registered Nurse - 9 Years of Experience - Near 54937


Registered Nurse


Fond Du Lac, WI

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Skills Experience Imparted medical, operational and patient care knowledge to junior nurses to maximize performance and quality of team operations. Instructed patients, caregivers and families on diagnoses, treatment options and self-management to maintain continuity of care. Cared for patients in recovery from medical procedures by caring for wounds, monitoring vitals and managing pain. Counseled patients and caregivers, providing emotional, psychological and spiritual support. Completed and maintained personal Performance-Based Development System (PBDS) standards to show consistent clinical competency and sound judgment. Delivered care to 4 patients per day, including coordinating and evaluating interdisciplinary care. Promoted safe and calm environment for complex patients by keeping services, supplies and necessary equipment on hand. Oversaw patient admission and discharge processes to coordinate efficient movements and related paperwork. Administered colostomies and ostomies, urostomies and foley tubes accurately to provide exceptional patient care. Delivered quality care and comfort to patients with heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolisms and end-stage renal disease. Administered oral, intramuscular and IV medications to patients and monitored responses. Documented nursing intervention and patient and family responses accurately and in compliance with hospital policies. Delivered direct patient care, including stabilizing patients and identifying treatment options. Counseled caregivers and families on end-of-life planning and educated on patient care options. Observed patient's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration for signs of distress. Participated in bedside reporting and handoff at change of shift and for patient transfers. Immunized patients against influenza and pneumonia to protect vulnerable populations from serious illnesses. Assisted patients with healing and recovery after surgery by closely monitoring and caring for wounds, answering questions and educating about continued care strategies. Consistently maintained core measures, patient satisfaction and HCAPs above 95%. Delivered high-quality nursing care to patients on 19-bed medical-surgical unit with emphasis on orthopedics, urology and gastro-intestinal post-operative patients. SSM Healthcare | Fond Du Lac, WI Certified Nursing Assistant 01/1997 - 06/2006 Documented patient intake and dietary requirements, also assisting with feeding and monitoring. Assisted patients with shaving, bathing and oral hygiene to promote healthy habits and overall wellness. Fostered relationships with patients, caregivers and healthcare teams to achieve individual care plan targets. Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment. Conducted routine checks on standard patient vitals, including blood pressure, blood sugar and heart rate. Administered personal nursing assistance in pre- and post-operative situations. Used mobility devices and Lift equipment to transport patients. Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation. Maintained accurate, timely flow of information by completing thorough patient records and updating healthcare team on patient status. Managed and maintained patient rooms, shared-living areas and nursing stations. Collaborated with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to provide high-quality patient care. Moraine Park Technical College | Fond Du Lac, WI





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