Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
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Certification
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BETSY ABRAHAM

Enhanced Staff Nurse
Letterkenny

Summary

Skilled nursing professional with more than 9 years of experience and passion for providing highest quality of behavioral and medical care. Compassionate and empathetic advocate for patients and families. Skillfully assesses health status, develops diagnoses and manages care for patients with acute and chronic concerns. Experienced in structured and unstructured environments, smoothly coordinating multiple activities and competing priorities.

Overview

10
10
years of professional experience
4
4
years of post-secondary education
4
4
Certifications

Work History

Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

LETTERKENNY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Letterkenny
2016.10 - Current
  • Oversaw delivery of care for patients on medical-surgical unit, providing direct care, delegating nursing assignments and supervising team comprised of nurses, LPNs, technicians, and unit clerks.
  • Advocated for patients by communicating care preferences to practitioners, verifying interventions met treatment goals and identifying insurance coverage limitations.
  • Managed care from admission to discharge including patient assessments, care planning, health education and discharge support to provide comprehensive care to over 10 patients daily.
  • Managed care of patients with various respiratory problems like COPD, Asthma, Cystic fibrosis and patients with chest drain.
  • Monitored patients requiring non-invasive ventilation, its effectiveness and progress of patients.
  • Precepted student nurses and oriented new hires, providing guidance and mentorship when teaching on hospital policies, emergency procedures, and nursing best practices.
  • Educated patients, families and caregivers on diagnosis and prognosis, treatment options, disease process, and management and lifestyle options.
  • Provided to patients who were acutely ill with COVID 19, RSV and other infectious respiratory diseases.

Staff Nurse

ST. ATTRACTA'S NUSING HOME
Charlestown
2015.01 - 2016.09
  • Disciplined, energetic employee who quickly establishes rapport with residents and colleagues
  • Provided behavioral / emotional support and supervision for those with dementia and Alzheimer's
  • Responsible for primary care, case management and medication management
  • Utilized strong assessment skills to determine necessary resident care
  • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures
  • Worked as part of team to ensure proper care of body mechanics and safety of resident
  • Partnered with team of Registered Nurses to ensure over all well-being of all residents
  • Often commended for maintaining safety, respect and dignity of residents
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information and measure their vital signs, weight and height
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses including COPD and asthma.

Staff Nurse

KIMS HOSPITAL
Thiruvananthapuram
2009.01 - 2011.01
    • Delivered age-appropriate medical care for adult, adolescent, and geriatric ICU patients.
    • Monitored patient's respiratory status and ventilator operation and made adjustments to promote stabilization.
    • Maintained respectful treatment environment that honored patients' and families' cultural and religious traditions and preferences.
    • Developed and implemented patient care plans based on physicians' instructions and generally accepted nursing practices.
    • Recorded patients' medical status and treatment details in electronic charts to accurately document medical care.
    • Responded to emergency situations to provide rapid and accurate care.
    • Observed patients' vital signs and administered physician-prescribed medications and treatments.
    • Utilized ventilators, monitors and infusion pumps following manufactures' guidelines.
    • Monitored critical patients for changes in status and indications of conditions such as sepsis and institute appropriate interventions.
    • Assessed patients pain level and sedation requirements

Education

B.SC - NURSING

Chinai College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
2004.09 - 2008.10

Skills

Medication and IV administration

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Affiliations

AHPRA, Australia

NMBI, Ireland

Member of INMO, Ireland

Certification

Venepuncture

Timeline

Integral Valve Oxygen Cylinders

2021-10

Care of adults and children with Asthma

2019-06

Venepuncture

2016-12

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

2016-12

Registered Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit

LETTERKENNY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
2016.10 - Current

Staff Nurse

ST. ATTRACTA'S NUSING HOME
2015.01 - 2016.09

Staff Nurse

KIMS HOSPITAL
2009.01 - 2011.01

B.SC - NURSING

Chinai College of Nursing, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
2004.09 - 2008.10
BETSY ABRAHAMEnhanced Staff Nurse