What is your job title?
Heart Failure Bridge Clinic Nurse
What is your job?
I assist in bridging the gap between inpatient and outpatient heart failure care to improve inpatient core measure compliance, provide patient education, provide improved patient self-management support through telemanagement programs. I also provide nursing care to outpatients seen in Heart Failure Clinic for routine follow-up, lab work, IV Lasix and electrolyte replacement.
When did you start working at Johns Hopkins?
I started working at Johns Hopkins Hospital as a Nursing student on Osler 4 in 1988 and began working as a nurse on Osler 4 in 1991.
When did you start working in heart failure?
I have worked with heart failure patients for 20 years on Osler 4. I transitioned to the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic to try and make an impact on patient compliance and self-care management to help reduce the number of readmissions to the hospital.
What is your education?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Coppin State University.
What else do you want people to know about you?
I love being a healthcare provider and I have wanted to be a nurse since I was 10 yrs old. I am married with a daughter. I also have many young nurses that have adopted me as their mother.