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Registered Nurse – First Assistant adept at working alongside the surgeon in the operating room. Provide direct patient care and surgical assistance. Experience with playing a hands-on role in surgical procedures by controlling bleeding and suturing incisions.
Intervene during complications
Registered Nurse First Assistant, April 2012 – Present Los Angeles Memorial Hospital– Los Angeles, CA
Participate in preoperative assessment and planning for selected cardiac surgical patients.
Collaborate with other health care professionals to develop, coordinate and implement a perioperative plan of care unique to each individual patient’s needs.
Maintain dignity of the patient while assuming the responsibility of patient advocacy.
Apply knowledge of surgical anatomy, physiology and operative techniques specific to cardiovascular procedures to work in collaboration with surgeons.
Recognize any safety hazards and initiate appropriate action to ensure a safe environment for patient and surgical team.
Prepare and administer all medications preoperatively, as directed by the surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Registered Nurse – First Assistant, August 2008 – May 2012 Monterey Clinical Services– Monterey, CA
Provided exposure through the appropriate use of instruments, retractors, suctioning and sponging techniques.
Clamped blood vessels, coagulated bleeding points, ligated vessels and performed other such procedures in collaboration with surgeons to achieve haemostasis.
Placed drains as surgically indicated and assisted with cannulation and decanulation procedures.
Evaluated the outcomes of nursing care and ensured continuity of care.
2008 Bachelor of Science, Nursing University of California – Los Angeles, CA