Worked as a Registered Nurse and provided total care for up to 4 patients in a critical care setting. Skills included managing PEG tube feedings, chest tubes, administering TPN, administering blood products, monitoring patients on cardiac drips (e.g. diltiazem), knowledge of interpreting EKG rhythm strips, etc. Primary patients included those admitted with chest pain, pneumonia, anemia, diabetes, CHF, MRSA, VRE, etc. Completed timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Made appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients’ actual or potential health conditions or needs.