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Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)

Location:
Maple Drive, Arkansas, 72764, United States
Posted:
August 23, 2018

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Lorena A. Padilla, MSN, AG-ACNP, BSN, RN

EDUCATION:

Post-Master’s Certificate- Adult Gerontology- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

2015- 2017

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Bachelor’s Degree-Nursing

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

2013-2014

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Associate Degree in Nursing

Northwest Arkansas Community College

2002-2004

Bentonville, Arkansas

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE:

University of South Alabama

Adult Gerontology-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

January 2015 – December 2017

240 hours Internal Medicine/ Hospitalist

oSpecialty hours were focused on admitting patients from the emergency department, transfers for other floors, and direct admits. Another focus with this specialty included rounding (assessing, formulating, and implementing a plan of care) and discharging patients.

30 hours Cardiology

oSpecialty hours were focused on admitting patients with chest pain (STEMI, NSTEMI) and exacerbation of cardiac disease.

oFrequent encounters included: chest pain, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarctions, cardiovascular surgery, and arrhythmias.

120 hours Pulmonology/Critical care

oSpecialty hours were focused on admissions, consults, and rounding on critically ill patients.

oFrequent encounters included: acute/chronic respiratory failure, COPD exacerbations, asthma exacerbations, pneumonia, ventilator management; sepsis, SIRS, trauma, CHF exacerbation, cardiac arrest, strokes, cardiovascular surgery (valve replacements, CABGs, thoracotomies), hypertensive crisis/emergency, hypoglycemia, DKA,

multisystem organ failure, cerebral aneurysms and repair, craniotomies, gastrointestinal bleeding, and substance withdrawal/overdose.

36 hours Gastroenterology

oSpecialty hours were focused on assessment, planning, and implementing care for patients with acute gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatitis, hepatitis, liver disease, peptic ulcer disease, proctitis, diverticulosis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, choledocholithiasis, abdominal pain, and nausea and vomiting.

60 hours Emergency Medicine

oSpecialty hours in emergency medicine focused on triaging, trauma, end-of-life care, sepsis, chest pain, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, stroke, hypertensive crisis/emergency, substance overdose, suicidal/homicidal ideations, renal failure, DKA, appendicitis, gastritis, diverticulitis, multi-system organ failure, and orthopedic encounters (assessment treatment and management of fractures and dislocations).

60 hours Oncology

oSpecialty hours were focused on assessing, formulating, and implementing a plan for patients with various forms of cancer, anemia (transfusions), pneumonia, tick borne illness, cellulitis, pancreatitis, sepsis, multi-drug resistant organisms, dehydration, and fever of unknown origin.

60 hours Nephrology

oSpecialty hours were focused on acute renal failure, chronic renal insufficiency, electrolyte imbalances (hyperkalemia, hyponatremia), dehydration, rhabdomyolysis, diabetes insipidus, and hypertension.

Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO), Fayetteville, Arkansas

Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse

Critical Care Unit

3/2014 – current

Effectively plan, provide, and coordinate patient care to patients with a wide array of acute and chronic disease processes.

Application of critical care specific training for patients with: neurological diseases, pulmonary diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, nephrology diseases; sepsis, critical care drip management, and advanced life support. Bipap/Cpap and ventilator management. Palliative and comfort care.

Resource nurse involved in responding to rapid response codes, cardiac and respiratory codes; and assist with patient load reduction for medical surgical, psychiatric, palliative and critical care nurses.

Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to coordinate care and facilitate patient outcomes.

Demonstrate leadership by serving as charge nurse and assist with coordinating the needs of the current shift.

Provide patient/family teaching based on their needs.

Participate in staff meetings to help improve staff satisfaction and implement initiatives to improve practice and outcomes.

Participated in hand washing monitoring and surveying team to improve hand washing practices and disease prevention.

Participated as the critical care unit wound care leadership team to educate and implement evidence-based practices related to wound care.

Implement heightened quality of care standards across units by maintaining patient safety and best practice.

Hold peers accountable and utilize skilled and proficient nursing peer knowledge.

Involved in daily multidisciplinary patient rounds to identify areas of improvement of patient care and implementation of action plans.

Prompt and efficient identification of patient and unit specific needs, problem resolution, and utilization of critical thinking in life threatening and high-pressure situations.

Washington Regional Medical Center (WRMC), Fayetteville, Arkansas

Staff Nurse

Infusion Clinic

10/2012 – 3/2014

Application of IV infusion specific training for patients with a variety of cancers, electrolyte imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, and blood dyscrasias.

Effectively planned, provided, and coordinated patient care for patients with a variety of disease processes. Daily patient care included PIV insertions/care, PICC line, and CVL care. Treatments provided included blood and platelet transfusions; IV infusions including IVIG, iron, antibiotics, IV electrolyte replacement, and IVF (hydration).

Hold peers accountable and utilize skilled and proficient nursing peer knowledge.

Communication with oncology physicians and clinics.

Provided patient/family teaching based on their needs.

Follow-up with patients.

Trained and served as part of the PICC team by inserting and managing PICC lines in patients at WRMC.

Northwest Medical Center (NWMC-S), Springdale, Arkansas

Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

11/2004 – 10/2012

Effectively planned, provided, and coordinated patient care to pediatric and gerontology patients with a wide array of disease processes.

Application of critical care specific training in areas such as neurovascular specific patients, EVD, cardio-thoracic surgery management, balloon pump, LVAD, septic patients, gastroenterology surgeries, nephrology surgeries, urology surgeries, and orthopedic surgeries. Efficiently managed critical care drips, moderate sedation, advanced life support, ventilator management, Bipap/Cpap management, and palliative/comfort care patients.

Served as resource nurse involved in response to Level I traumas, strokes, rapid response codes, cardiac codes, respiratory arrest, hypothermia protocol initiation as well as assist with patient load reduction for critical care nurses.

Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to coordinate care and facilitate patient outcomes.

Demonstrated leadership by serving as charge nurse, coordinating the needs of the current shift.

Provide patient/family teaching based on their needs.

Participated in nurse leadership group to help improve staff satisfaction and implement initiatives to improve practice and outcomes.

Participated in preceptorship of students and new employee nurses.

Implement heightened quality of care standards across units by maintaining patient safety and best practice.

Hold peers accountable and utilize skilled and proficient nursing peer knowledge.

Involved in daily multidisciplinary patient rounds to identify areas of improvement of patient care and implementation of action plans.

Prompt and efficient identification of patient and unit specific needs, problem resolution, and utilization of critical thinking in life threatening and high-pressure situations.

Provided patient/family teaching based on their needs.

Regency Hospital (LTACH)- Springdale, Arkansas

Staff Nurse

5/2011- 10/2012

Effectively planned, provided, and coordinated specialized patient care for adult patients with a wide array of disease processes and conditions.

Application of critical care specific training in areas such as mechanical ventilation dependence, chronic lung diseases (COPD and emphysema), acute respiratory ailments, neuromuscular disorders, pneumonia, post-surgical complications, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, strokes, metabolic encephalopathy, chronic renal disease, infectious disease, wound care, and physical rehab.

Efficiently managed critical care drips, advanced life support, ventilator management, Bipap/Cpap management, and palliative/comfort care.

Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to coordinate care and facilitate patient outcomes.

Provided patient/family teaching based on their needs.

Collaborated to improve staff satisfaction and implement initiatives to improve practice and outcomes.

Implement heightened quality of care standards by maintaining patient safety and best practice, as well as holding peers accountable and utilizing skilled and proficient nursing peer knowledge.

Involved in daily interdisciplinary patient rounds to identify areas of improvement of patient care and implementation of action plans.

Prompt and efficient identification of patient and unit specific needs, problem resolution, and utilization of critical thinking in life threatening and high-pressure situations.

Northwest Medical Center (NWMC-S), Springdale, Arkansas

Certified Nursing assistant

12/2002- 10/2004

Assisted staff nurses with patient care for approximately 24 patients.

Assisted primary registered nurse with treatments, procedures, and patient care.

Assisted with admitting, transferring and discharging patients.

Provided personal care and assisted patients with activities of daily living.

Obtained and recorded vital signs, capillary glucose, dietary intake, and intake and output totals.

Assisted patients with rehab and restorative care with supervision.

Qualifications

Dedicated Registered Nurse with 14 years of nursing experience.

Background in critical care, long-term acute care, and IV infusion.

Flexible and quick learner who adapts easily to new situations.

Self-motivated professional with a commitment to providing quality and evidence-based nursing care.

Strong organizational and communication skills.

Bilingual: fluent in English and Spanish.

Credentials:

Registered Nurse, Arkansas (R072002)

Adult Gerontology- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (certification # 201-***-****)

Certifications:

Basic Life Support

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Professional Organizations

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

References:

Available upon request



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