A brief summary...
I am an experienced nurse in emergency room, cath-lab, recovery room, and oncology infusion settings. I consider myself a team worker who is committed to positive outcomes for our patients.
Ohio College - Piedmont, OH: 2003 - 2006
Bachelor's degree in Nursng
Central Ohio Community College - Cliffside, OH: 2002 - 2003
Associate of Arts Psychology
St Augusta College - Centerville, OH: 2001 - 2002
Cliffside High School - Cliffside, OH: 1997 - 2001
Memorial Hospital - Stanton, Ohio: 2009 - Present
Lakeside Regional Health Systems, Winderville, Ohio: 2007 - 2009
Ohio Nursing License: 2007 - Present
The Ohio eLicense Center website provides online license and certificate verification for RNs, LPNs, Prescriptive and Certificate of Authority Holders, Dialysis Technicians, Medication Aides and Community Health Workers.
Ohio Board of Nursing License Verification
STEMI Certified: 2011 - Present
Learn:® Rapid STEMI ID is a self-directed, online course that teaches healthcare professionals to use a 12-lead ECG, interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs) for signs of STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) and activate a system of care for rapid reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery.
This course supports the efforts of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline®, a national initiative to improve quality of care and outcomes in heart attack patients by improving healthcare systems’ readiness and response to STEMI patients.
• Key changes in science from the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
• Understanding STEMI Systems of Care and STEMI recognition
• Basics of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and triage of STEMI patients
• Acquiring high-quality, 12-lead ECGs
• 12-lead findings that mimic STEMI
• Coronary anatomy related to 12-lead ECGs
• Indications for activating a Heart Alert System
• Includes 12-lead ECGs practice test
• Includes two-part AHA exam
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support): 2007 - Present
Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) is a systematic approach to providing care to victims who have suffered a cardiac arrest or from several other specific medical emergencies. ACLS is an extension of basic life support (BLS): BLS is where the process of resuscitation begins, but ACLS is required forsuccessful resuscitation.
ACLS Certification Institute
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support): 2007 - Present
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is a classroom, video-based, Instructor-led course that uses a series of simulated pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics. The goal of the PALS Course is to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children, resulting in improved outcomes.
BLS (Basic Life Support): 2007 - Present
Basic life support (BLS) is the level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided without medical equipment.
BLS on Wikipedia
2009: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Clinical Practices for Effective Treatment
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a myeloproliferative disorder of blood stem cells that accounts for approximately 15% of all adult leukemias. Historical treatment of this condition included allogeneic stem cell transplant (SCT), interferon-α, (INF-α), and low-dose cytosine arabinoside (araC). The discovery of the BCR-ABL kinase fusion protein and its role in the pathogenesis of CML has led to the emergence of targeted therapy, which has now become the standard of care for patients with...
This asynchronous online course examines the role of the physical therapist in pediatric acute care. The pediatric acute-care hospital presents a unique and challenging environment in which to practice physical therapy. The therapist is required to provide intervention in the context of the child's medical goals with a heightened concern for the individual's physiological stability and tolerance. In this setting, the physical therapist is a member of a diverse team of medical professionals who must work together to provide a comprehensive intervention program...
2009: Progress in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: Implications for the Multidisciplinary Team
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in the United States, leading to more than 50,000 deaths annually. Most colorectal cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage in which cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or organs, leading to poor overall survival. A multidisciplinary approach to colorectoal cancer care is increasingly recognized as a key element to ensuring optimal use of clinical advances...
This program is designed for any health care professional who feels the need for an updated review of critical care management. Upon completion of this program the participant should be able to: Describe current management and new treatment modalities for selected health problems/issues encountered in the critical care area; Discuss the role of selected pharmacological agents used in the critical care setting; Explain the pathophysiology, prevention and management of elected condition...
2010: Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40
Highlights and Benefits Designed for NPs, MDs, CNMs, PAs and RNs from women's health, family practice and internal medicine settings, the 21st annual conference, Advances in Health Care for Women Over 40, will address the clinical challenges you face every day in your care of perimenopausal and menopausal women. What issues do you find particularly challenging? Is it the physical complaints as they try to cope with the discomforts associated with hormone changes...
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, despite advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology and earlier recognition of the disease. Accurate staging is essential in HCC because the efficacy of therapeutic options is highly dependent on the degree of liver disease. Systemic cytotoxic chemotherapy in patients with advanced HCC has historically low response rates, and monoclonal antibodies and kinase inhibitors targeting the...
This activity has been designed to address current as well as new and emerging therapeutic strategies for the treatment of follicular lymphoma, including newly diagnosed local disease, advanced stage low-tumor burden, advanced stage high-tumor burden, and relapsed disease. Discussions include approaches to maintenance and consolidation therapy and the tailoring of therapy for specific patient needs consistent with treatment goals...
2011: Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease
This symposium will provide a multidisciplinary overview of the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant breast disease with state-of-the-art management. Symposium faculty include experts in the fields of surgery, oncology, pathology, radiology, genetics and internal medicine...
2011: Best Practices in the Management of Basal Cell Carcinoma: Integrating Targeted Therapy Into Patient Care
Despite increased awareness of risk factors, the incidence of skin cancer, including melanoma and basal cell carcinoma (BCC), is on the rise. Timely detection of these diseases is critical; though skin cancers are curable if diagnosed early, they can progress to life-threatening malignancies if left untreated. Treatment options for advanced BCC are limited...
2011: Positive Pulse: Expert Commentaries from CROI
This activity will provide participants with important up-to-date information regarding the latest findings in HIV epidemiology, comorbidities, HIV therapies for naive and -experienced patients, and strategies for managing virologic failure and ART-related adverse effects. This activity is designed for health care practitioners (physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses) involved in the management of HIV patients. Objectives: -Incorporate into clinical...
2012: Addressing Barriers to the Personalization of Care in NSCLC: Applying the Evidence to Optimize Outcomes
The treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has changed substantially in recent years. These tumors are no longer empirically managed; rather, they are recognized as distinct diseases, which has allowed for personalized approaches in the management of patients with NSCLC. Tumor histology and molecular markers can now be utilized to guide clinical decision making in this regard. Information about individual tumor characteristics are an integral part of both the treatment planning and the clinical decision-making process in multiple treatment settings for patients with...
There is often a misunderstanding regarding the management of primary liver malignancy with many clinicians viewing this is as a terminal diagnosis. However, the standard of care is dependent on specific patient characteristics. All of the following, either alone or together, may be considered appropriate: surgical resection, liver transplantation, chemoembolization, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. In order to help close this gap in knowledge and performance, this course is designed for physicians and allied health professionals in internal medicine, family practice, oncology...
2012: The ABC's of Hematology (Anemia, Bleeding, Clotting)
Treatment of non-malignant blood diseases has evolved quickly. In the last few years, most internists have not received formal training in the newer clinical approaches. Guidelines for treatment of clotting disorders and bleeding problems are currently in development and new agents have specific treatment uses. This symposium will discuss new approaches to hematologic disease and is designed for Internists, Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, and medical sub-specialties including Hem-Onc...
The Update CME Internal Medicine and Primary Care provides an update on the latest advances in clinical medicine and the supporting evidence as well as current guidelines in short 30-40 minute presentations. All participants will receive a comprehensive study guide with relevant content pertaining to each presentation. Target Audience Practicing internists, family physicians, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, etc. interested in updating their knowledge...
2012: Expanding the Treatment Armamentarium for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Pharmacist Perspectives
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States, accounting for more than 200 000 new cancer cases and more than 150 000 cancer-related deaths each year. Non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for more than 85% of lung cancer cases, and is usually associated with a poor prognosis. Health-system pharmacists play a significant role in the treatment of NSCLC by providing valuable information for clinicians and patients throughout the course of therapy...
Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Identify patients who could benefit from hormone therapy, 2. List current hormone therapies available for the treatment of biochemical recurrence as well as advanced and metastatic prostate cancer, 3. Discuss the importance of achieving balance among disease control, toxicity minimization, and treatment tolerance, 4...
2013: The Evolving Oncology Pharmacy Paradigm: Practical Recommendations for a Changing Environment
Target Audience This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacy directors, medical directors, clinical pharmacists, quality directors, care managers, registered nurses and other managed care and payer organization professionals. Statement of Need As treatments have improved, cancer is becoming more of a chronic condition with longer-term drug use that fuels increased utilization...
Program Overview: The Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology meets the needs of interventionists who attend to acquire knowledge and skills in this emerging field. The 2012 CIO CME Sampler provides the learner with the opportunity to engage with a sampling of presentations focusing on exciting developments, and the need for consensus within the field. Target Audience: The Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology will be of value to interventional radiologists...
2013: The Role of HPV Vaccine in Genital & Non-Genital Cancers
Upon participation in this educational activity, participants should be able to: 1.Describe the development of the HPV vaccine. 2.Discuss HPV vaccines safety and efficacy. 3.Recognize that the HPV vaccine may be effective against non-genital cancer. 4.List the indications for use of HPV vaccine.
Overview The following continuing education curriculum is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists, physicians and other healthcare professionals. The video case modules below are based on live presentations from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 24th Annual Meeting & Expo held on April 18, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. Web-based CME/CNE/CPE Activities: Identifying Indicators of Outcomes and Implementing Treatment Pathways Carol Ann Huff, MD John M. Cruickshank...
Nurse Extern - Horizons Home Health Care, Oakdale, OH: 2006 - 2007
Performed an 12-week externship clinical rotation in the home infusion department.
Nurse Extern - Updike Hospital, Centerville, OH: 2006 - 2007
Performed an 12-week externship clinical rotation.
- OB/GYN; 48 hours
- Medical/Surgical; 200+ hours (Oncology and Cardiac Floor)
- Psychiatric; 96 hours
- OB/GYN/Pediatrics; 106 hours
- Long-Term Care; 98 hours
ONS (Oncology Nurse Society): 2011 - Present
The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) is a professional organization of over 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare providers dedicated to excellence in patient care, education, research, and administration in oncology nursing.
Our mission is to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care.
Our vision is to lead the transformation of cancer care.
ACCN (Association of Critical Care Nurses): 2007 - Present
ACCN Statement: Providing the best care for our patients and their families requires continuous learning and current resources. It requires active sharing and networking with colleagues and co-workers. It also requires a commitment to growth, both professional and personal. When you belong to AACN, you are a member of the largest professional organization for acute and critical care nurses with unlimited access to the unique and standard-setting resources we create for and with our members.
Nursing student preceptor for Oho College School of Nursing: 2011 - Present
What is a preceptor?
A preceptor is a practitioner who assumes his/her daily work routines in addition to being a role model, socializer and educator for a student:
- Demonstrate skill and competence in practice
- Set appropriate examples for ways to problem solve
- Model ethical and professional behaviour
- Demonstrate commitment to self-learning and learning from others
- Introduce, orient and socialize the student to the culture and value system of the agency (hospital, clinic, etc.)
- Introduce, orient and socialize the student to the profession's role and the physical work setting
- Ease the student's integration with their co-workers, agency and community
- Orient co-workers to the goals and objectives of clinical practicum / clinical education
- Discuss the experience expectations with the student prior to/at the beginning of clinical practicum / clinical education course
- Assess and re-assess the student's learning needs, knowledge, skills and motivation
- Assist student in identifying their learning needs
- Plan learning experiences with the student and allow a safe environment to apply new knowledge and skills
- Help transition theory application to practice
- Provide the student with ongoing, timely constructive feedback
- Communicate ongoing student progress with the professor of record (through student log books, emails, faxes and/or phone calls)
- Contribute to the student's summative evaluation
- Evaluate own effectiveness as a preceptor
*Adapted from the University of British Columbia's College of Health Disciplines (2004)
Kendra Briggs: Ohio College - Nursing Student / RN Candidate 2013
Karen Spinks: Ohio College - Nursing Student / RN Candidate 2012
Steven Wilson: Ohio College - Nursing Student / RN Candidate 2012
Elizabeth Chen: Ohio College - Nursing Student / RN Candidate 2011
Stephanie Marionossi: Ohio College - Nursing Student / RN Candidate 2011
Introduction to Phlebotomy - Two Rivers Community College: 2011 - 2012
Instructor (Tuesday & Thursday evenings):
This 160 hour course prepares students for entry level competencies as phlebotomists in hospitals, clinics, blood banks and other healthcare settings. Students will develop skills in performing phlebotomy procedures during on-campus training followed by externships. Our graduates will be trained to collect, transport, handle and process blood and other specimens for laboratory analysis using venipuncture and micro collection techniques. In addition, our students will be able to identify and select equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection and understand factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results.