What is your job title?
Adult Nurse Practitioner at the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic
What is your job?
I participate in the management of heart failure patients by coordinating their care after hospital discharge. I also conduct routine assessment and treatment of general issues in heart failure. At this time, I’m working in the process of developing educational tools for the Spanish speaking population.
When did you start working at Johns Hopkins?
When did you start working in heart failure?
I began working with heart failure patients in 2006 when I joined the Open Heart Surgery Team at Hopkins. Back then, I had the opportunity to take care of patients during multiple surgical procedures including Ventricular Assisting Device Implantations and Heart Transplants.
Why do you choose to work with heart failure patients?
While I was working in the Operating Room, I met a couple of heart failure patients that really inspired me to go back to school and become a Nurse Practitioner. Now, I have the opportunity to directly participate in their care and make a positive impact in their lives.
What is your education?
I have a Master in Science of Nursing, a Post-Baccaleraute Certification in Education and I recently obtained a Certification as Heart Failure Nurse.