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DEBRA SWAIM

9228 SUNSET LANE
Cedarville
Summary

Ambitious Certified Nursing Assistant with extensive experience in patient care and hospital administrative functions. Strong patient care skills combined with ability to evaluate and advocate for patient needs. Proven history of cultivating strong patient rapport to provide exceptional care and patient education.

Overview
4
4
years of post-secondary education
10
10
years of professional experience
Work History

CNA

Mercy Hospital
2013-11 - 2015-11
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Delivered individualized patient care by recording vital signs, documenting observations, administering Doctors treatments and evaluating patient needs.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.

Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant

Peach Tree Hospice Care
2012-02 - 2015-11
  • Identified and reported unsafe situations to Doctor to maintain adherence to safety protocols.
  • Administered medications or treatments such as catheterizations, suppositories, enemas and douches, as directed by nurse or physician.
  • Maintained patient stability by checking vital signs and weight, testing urine and recording intake and outtake information.
  • Maximized patient satisfaction by helping individuals carry out personal tasks such as dressing and walking.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Scheduled and accompanied clients to medical appointments.

CNA

PRN Medical Service
2018-08 - Current
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep Doctor's informed of changes.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Complied with all company-specific guidelines and performed hands-on nursing care to patients under RN supervision.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Obtained biological specimens for ordered tests and prepared for laboratory transport.

CNA OR

Sparks Hospital
2017-06 - 2018-08
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Evaluated patients to identify and address wounds, behavioral concerns and medically relevant symptoms.
  • Conferred with multidisciplinary healthcare team to help effectively manage patient conditions with regular testing and vitals assessments.
  • Obtained client medical history, including medication information, symptoms and allergies.
  • Answered call lights and supported patient comfort and safety by adjusting bed rails and equipment.
  • Transported patients between rooms and appointments or testing locations.
  • Checked patient vitals such as temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar to stay on top of symptoms and keep Doctors informed of changes.

CNA

B.A.T Home Health Care
2016-01 - 2016-12
  • Gathered dietary information, assisted with feeding and monitored intake to help patients achieve nutritional objectives and support wellness goals.
  • Assisted patients with mobility needs, including moving to and from beds, organizing wheelchairs and preparing assistive devices.
  • Supported ambulation and physical therapy needs by conducting planned exercise routines.
  • Promoted good oral and personal hygiene by aiding patients with shaving, bathing and teeth brushing.
  • Facilitated activities of daily living, including personal hygiene management, feeding and ambulation.
Education

High School Diploma

Western Hills High School
1980-08 - 1984-05
Work Availability
monday
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sunday
morning
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evening
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Skills

Transporting patients

Patient-focused care

Conducting intakes

Documenting behaviors

Feeding assistance expert

Tube feedings and medications familiarity

Measuring bodily fluids

Wound care specialist

Recording vital signs

Indirect Patient Care

Inpatient care

Outpatient care

Timeline

CNA

PRN Medical Service
2018-08 - Current

CNA OR

Sparks Hospital
2017-06 - 2018-08

CNA

B.A.T Home Health Care
2016-01 - 2016-12

CNA

Mercy Hospital
2013-11 - 2015-11

Hospice Certified Nursing Assistant

Peach Tree Hospice Care
2012-02 - 2015-11

High School Diploma

Western Hills High School
1980-08 - 1984-05