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Care Manager

Halifax, NS, Canada
May 23, 2020

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Brooke MacKinnon, BScN, RN

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Halifax, NS B3K 6S2



Nova Scotia Health Authority – Halifax Infirmary, Halifax NS

RN: 8.2 Medical Teaching Unit

October 2019- present

Working within the RN scope in a fast paced setting, independent practice in a team nursing model: central line care, central line and peripheral blood draw, administration of blood products, peritoneal dialysis, vaccinations, complex wound care including vac-dressings, pre/post diagnostic procedure care, monitoring of abnormal lab values and implementing rapid intervention, use of the MEWS system, maintenance of chest tubes, nephrostomy tubes and various drains, assisting in bedside thoracentesis, NG insertion/care, TPN/PPN, ostomy care, tracheostomy care, IV drips including heparin, pantoprazole, N-acetylcysteine and insulin, DKA management, Withdrawal management

Supernumerary: 8.4 Hospitalist Medicine Unit

June 2019 – October 2019

Working within an RN scope, post entry level demonstrated competencies include blood draw and administration, PICC line care. Demonstrated knowledge and practice in glucose monitoring, palliation, wound care, TPN/ PPN

Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro NS — Student Nurse ICU

Feb. 2019 - April 2019

Consolidation of practice via StFX University (330 hours). Primary experience included telemetry monitoring, code team, post-mortem care, client palliation, pre & post operative care, assistance in cardioversion, rapid assessment of changing client condition, focused assessment, care of ventilated & sedated clients, assistance during administration of blood products, post MI, CVA, trauma, overdose, and invasive diagnostic procedures care


1.Elisa Purdy (current manager)

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2.Maria Collier, RN (educator)


3.Mary Beth Chauder, RN (Consolidation Preceptor)



BScN from St. Francis Xavier University, 4-year program completed with over 800 hours of hands on clinical experience


Communication: verbal & written

Demonstrated professional & compassionate practice

Collaborative & enthusiastic

Willingness to participate in self-evaluation

Receptive to constructive criticism

Strong time management skills

Volunteer Leadership Positions

StFX Nursing Society: Professional Development Representative (2016-19)

Student Tutor: Physical Assessment (2018-19)

StFX University: Positive Sexual Health Program Presenter

Canadian Blood Services: Blood Bank Volunteer


NCLEX – RN: June 2019

HCP CPR: September 2018

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