2008 Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
University of Kansas Medical Center
2003 Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing
Weber State University
2002 Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
College of Eastern Utah
2009-Present: Work as an independent contractor. Provide anesthesia services for San Juan Hospital, a 25 bed rural hospital in Hospital in Monticello, Utah. Serve as the director of anesthesia services. Surgery types include general, ortho, neuro, pain, pediatric, dental and OB. Also provide anesthesia coverage for the emergency department. Contract to other hospitals and surgery centers.
2008-2009: Worked as an independent contractor for Doctor's Hospital in Leawood, Kansas. Provide anesthesia services for patients undergoing orthopedic, neuro, plastics, and dental restorative surgery. Also provided sedation for many different types of pain treatments.
2005-2008: Nurse Anesthesia training at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Freeman Heart & Vascular Institute, and the VA Leavenworth.
2004-2005: Worked as a full-time registered nurse on the intensive care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Provided hands on patient care for the critically ill in a multi-disciplinary team approach. Patient types included: Neuro surgery, trauma, pre and postoperative CABG, valve, and AAA, DIC, MI, ARDS, critical GI bleed, sepsis, MODS, and drug overdose. Provided care of patients requiring: mechanical ventilation and weaning, titration of multiple vasoactive drips, continuous hemodynamic monitoring, continuous renal replacement therapy, ICP monitoring, ECG monitoring, thrombolytic therapy, and acute pain management. Provided assistance in central line placement and invasive procedures.
2003-2004: Worked as a full-time registered nurse on the intermediate care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah. Provided care for patients requiring ECG monitoring, peripheral and central hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilation, unstable neurological monitoring, acute pain management, and thrombolytic therapy. Managed patients requiring vasoactive medications including: Neosynephrine, Dopamine, Dobutamine, Nitropresside, and occasionally Levophed. Also cared for patients requiring antidysrythmic medications including IV Amiodarone, and IV Cardizem.