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Suzanne E. Carpenter RN, LNC






May 1996 to May 1998      Centura Special Care Hospital, Denver, Colorado 80204



P.C. - Staff Nurse (Primary Communicator)


Charge Nurse duties for the hospital 7AM to 7PM shifts

Responsible for all facets of care for long term acutely ill or injured patients QIT (Quality Assurance) team member for Pharmacy issues

Resource nurse for Centura Senior Life Center Building on weekends Hospital Policy and Procedure reviewer

Present weekly Patient Care Conferences and aid in discharge planning with Craig Hospital



October 1992 to                      Western Nephrology and Metabolic Bone

February 1996                         Disease, P.C., Lakewood, Colorado 80214


Hemodialysis Nurse - October 1992 to March 1994

Home Training Nurse - April 1994 to February 1996

Modality teaching to new renal patients in imminent need of renal dialysis Physician liaison for modality selection and follow-up care in monthly clinic visits Case management related to patient insurance coverage, prescription renewals, and social service needs

Presented hospital in-services to educate new RNs and review with present staff the impact of renal failure on the patient's lifestyle.  Ongoing in-services covered the safe and effective procedure for pedtoneal dialysis exchanges in the hospital setting.

  Trained renal patients and their significant others in the safe and effective procedure to complete peritoneal dialysis exchanges in the home setting.  Responsible for drawing monthly bloodwork and quarterly creatinine clearance studies to determine the effectiveness of the current dialysis prescription.  Chart maintenance

Initiated new Policy and Procedure development for the Home Training Unit Manual and reviewed existing procedures for updating.



August 1990 to October 1992 St Anthony Hospital Central, Denver, Colorado 80204


Staff Nurse - NeuroTrauma Unit

Primary care for acutely injured patients; emphasis on spinal cord and head injury Supervised the care of additional patients under the care of LPN's on the unit Responsible for starting and maintaining IV replacement and IV antibiotic administration for assigned patients



February 1986 to June 1990     Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation,

West Orange, NJ 07052



                                                 Assistant Unit Coordinator - Day Shift 1989-1990

Supervised and evaluated professional and ancillary staff of 30 beds Spinal Cord

Injury Rehab Unit

Direct patient care of 6 patients

Presented monthly clinical updates at patient care conferences, which included physicians, therapists, a dietitian, and social services.

Conducted in-services for staff, patients, and families

Actively participated in all admissions and discharge planning

Maintained and updated unit policy and procedure manual

Past member of American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses

Weekend House Charge responsibilities



Senior Staff Nurse, Day Shift - June 1987 to March 1989

Direct patient care of 6 patients

Resource RN for new staff and float nurses Oriented new RNs to unit

Assisted unit coordinator with problem solving and troubleshooting with staff


Staff Nurse, Evening Shift - February 1986 to June 1987

Clinical care of primary patients

Patient care teaching to family members in preparation for weekend home passes Home visits when necessary to assist with discharge planning




December 1983 to February 1986 Beth Israel Hospital, Passaic, NJ 07055


                                               Charge Nurse, Day Shift

Primary care, admission and discharge planning for a 43-bed pre and post op surgical unit

Responsible for starting and maintaining IVs

Participated in the Physician/Nurse Committee to resolve communication problems between nurses and physicians that effected patient care.  I was a member of the Nursing Policy and Procedure Committee. Meeting monthly for implementation of new and updated procedures.

Responsible for staff assignments and implementing physician orders.  Resource person for new and, float staff.




June 1983 to December 1983 Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ. 07450


Charge Nurse, Night Shift - Oncology Unit Provided direct patient care in a team nursing setting on a 30 bed oncology unit Responsible for chart maintenance and unit lab work.

Administered blood, blood products, and IV chemotherapy



Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ

Major: Nursing

Registered Nurse, 1983


                                    Seton Hall University - West Orange, NJ.

                                    NJ. State Certification - IV Therapy 1988




CRRN - Certified Rehabilitation RN from 1-1-89 to 12-31-93 with emphasis

on spinal cord injuries





Through Colorado Physicians Credentialing Services since 1994 to practice

 nephrology nursing in Denver Metro area hospitals

(under the name Suzanne E. Daryl RN)




                                    Registered Nurse

                                                               State of Colorado                  #92616                 Exp. 9-30-99

                                                               State of New Jersey             #NO79816           Exp. 12-31-98



                                   Available upon request





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