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Lauren Avery

Nurse Practitioner, Georgetown University - friendly, outgoing, fast learner, excited to begin my career! Moving to NYC permanently in 2 weeks~

McLean, VA

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Work Experience

Contracted Registered Nurse- Health Promotion's Department

Virginia Hospital Center
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Arlington, VA
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August 2011 to Present

Help to initiate and facilitate corporate health fairs and flu shot clinics. 
• Utilize numerous different types of screening tools including; cholesterol checks, TSH/HbA1C, Dermascan, blood pressure, body fat percentages, bone density screening. 
• Promote wellness and health at the same time as representing Virginia Hospital Center in the community.

Per-diem Registered Nurse - Pre- Operative and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Commonwealth Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Surgery Center
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Fairfax, VA
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September 2009 to Present

Fairfax, VA 
 
Per-diem Registered Nurse - Pre- Operative and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) 
• Prepare patients for surgery by performing patient check-in, administering pre-operative antibiotics, educating patients about surgical process, and managing informed consent process 
• Manage care of patients in an outpatient orthopedic post anesthesia care unit; providing care to pediatric and adult population focusing care on prevention of injury and pain control and making sure patients were stable enough to be discharged home 
• Provide discharge teaching for patients including use of assistive devices and medications

Founder, Owner, Operator

Ribands by Lauren Avery
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McLean, VA
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March 2007 to Present

Designed, sourced raw materials, and manufactured hundreds of styles of women's head bands 
• Developed and executed an effective marketing campaign to price, promote, and distribute fashion accessories online and in retail establishments, negotiated sales agreements of fashion accessories with retail outlets

In-house Contract Registered Nurse

Sibley Memorial Hospital
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January 2012 to April 2012

In the PACU 
• Manage care of patients in a high volume post anesthesia care unit; provided post anesthesia care for the adult and geriatric populations mostly after orthopedic, plastic, gynecological and general surgery. 
• Focusing on patient safety, stability, and pain control.

Registered Nurse

Georgetown University Hospital
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August 2006 to August 2011

• Managed the care of patients in a high volume, high acuity post anesthesia care unit; provided post anesthesia care for the pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations 
• Delivered focused care to prevent injury, manage pain and comfort, prevent infection, and return patients to their hemodynamic stable state 
•Member of the unit Performance Improvement and Research Council 
• Selected Magnet Representative for the PACU for 2 years 
• Co-chaired the backpack drive Fall 2008- collected school supplies and backpacks for underprivileged children 
• Volunteered with Food For Families, Coat Drive and headed all the collections in the PACU 
• Participate in Post Operative patient visits for all inpatients and AM admit patients who underwent surgery, part of an ongoing research project in the PACU, August 2006- August 2011

Education

Master of Science

Georgetown University -
Washington, DC

December 2010

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Villanova University -
Villanova, PA

May 2006