- Phone: (203) 231-8484
Specialties & Experience
General Specialties:Nurse and Critical Care Surgery
Specialty Focus:Intensive Care Unit, Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular Disease, ECMO, RVAD, LVAD, Impella, IABP, CRRT, Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant, CABG, Valvular Disease, Robotic Surgery, Tracheostomy, Education, Quality, Regulatory
Education:Master of Science in Nursing, Sacred Heart University; Diploma in Nursing, Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing; Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Providence College
Years in Practice:7+
I have been a registered nurse for over seven years. I began my nursing career in 2014 and have worked primarily with cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery patients (acute, stepdown and intensive care). I received my Masters degree from Sacred Heart University in 2016. I have over three years of experience in the intensive care unit caring for cardiothoracic surgery patients, general surgery patients and transplant patients. I worked as a bedside ICU nurse throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in a large New York City hospital. I currently work as the Clinical Resource Nurse on a cardiothoracic surgery ICU focusing on nurse education, quality measures and regulatory aspects of healthcare. I am trained to manage patients throughout their hospital course, pre/post surgery, direct admits from the OR and recovery from open heart surgery and transplant surgery. I am also trained in mechanical circulatory support devices such as ECMO, Impella, Intra-aortic Balloon Pump, LVAD and RVAD. I am competent in the management of ventilators, central and peripheral IV access, arterial lines, wound care, tracheostomy, microvascular free flaps, lumbar drains, epidural drains, chest tubes, epicardial wires, external pacemakers, nasogastric tubes, heart rhythms, vasoactive infusions, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. I have my ACLS, BLS and CSU-ACLS certifications, as well as, Critical Care Registered Nurse and Clinical Nurse Leader certifications.