Registered Respiratory Therapist for the last 20 years in all facets of the hospital and LTAC facilities. Possesses in-depth and hands on knowledge of MICU, SICU, PCU, ER, and Pediatric. With team oriented and leading skills. Self starter, communicates well with patients,co-workers, and staff. Specializing in ventilator and airway management skills which includes weaning, gas interpretations, intubations, extubations, suctioning, oral care, downsizing trachs, cannulation, decannulation and cleaning. Caring and compassionate with strong track record. Skills
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Assessor and Educator of Patient Care
Stong Ventilator management
January 2010 to March 2018
Post Acute Medical Specialty Hospital of Corpus Christi - Texarkana, TX Managed and monitored administration of the patient's medications and therapies via written orders. Evaluated to determine effectiveness. Properly cared for ventilators, tracheostomy, and endotracheal tubes. Managed aerosols, performed chest physiotherapy, did blood gas sampling and interpretations, which included preventive care and education.
December 2009 to October 2015
Christus Dubuis - Texarkana, Tx
Managed and monitor ventilators, gas and aerosol therapies. Trach and airway care patency. Self starter, with good time management skills. Quickly respond to crisis situations. Patient, staff and administration educator and team player.
December 1996 to February 2010
Wadley Regional Medical Center - Texarkana, TX
Worked various levels of respiratory care whether it was ER or the intensive care units managing them effectively in a timely manner. Knowledgeable in adult or neonatal ventilator care, aerosols therapies, intubations, bronchoscopies, pulmonary functions testing and assessments, chest physiotherapy, ABG sampling and interpretations.
Patient, staff and student educator and trainer. Along with years of team leading skills. Education and Training
Associate of Science : Respiratory, 96
UAMS - Texarkana, AR, Miller
UMKC - Kansas City, MO, United States
Associate of Arts : Speech & Drama, 79
Penn Valley - Kansas, MO
Associate of Arts
1142 Macedonia West, Texarkana TX 75501
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Activities and Honors
Worked with the Better Breathers Organization of Texarkana.