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George H. Alba RN, MSN/ED

1128 Ala Napunani St.
Apt 506
Honolulu, HI 96818
ghalba@yahoo.com

Experience

 
Registered Nurse:  Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology Clinic, Tripler AMC, HI 96859, GS-10/2, 17 April 2007 to present
Columbia-Arora Joint Ventures:  16 Jan 06 to 15 April 2007 

The GI Sedation registered nurse will provide comprehensive and professional nursing care to patients undergoing gastroenterology procedures such as EGD’s (esophoduodenoscopy), flexible sigmoidoscopies, colonoscopies, and ERCP’s (endoscopic retrograde cholangeopancreatopic).

He/she provides pre and post-procedural education to patient and family members based on educational needs.

Assesses, evaluates, and plans nursing care according to established procedures.  Reviews medical history with the patient to identify changes requiring medical attention.  Possesses knowledge of the normal human pathophysiology and the ability to detect and interpret subtle changes at a time when medical care can be quickly instituted in order to safeguard the well-being of the patient.

Continually assesses patient’s condition during procedures and implements changes in nursing care as appropriate.  Administers oxygen by nasal cannula or mask and suctions patients as needed.  Monitors vital signs and intravenous fluids, adjusting as indicated.  Knowledgeable of the pharmacology of a wide range of medications, their dosage, route prescribed by physician, including narcotics and sedatives via IV push, after verifying competence and completion of IV sedation course per TAMC regulations; other routes of medication administration may include IV piggyback, IM, SQ, and oral.

Ability to recognize signs and symptoms indicative of alterations in the psychological process, which requires the immediate attention of the physician.

Works independently receiving instructions from the physicians concerning the patients.  Minimal supervision is received from the section-nursing supervisor.  In the absence of a physician takes immediate emergency measures, as necessary, until the physician arrives.  Proficient in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced cardiac life support, implements appropriate measures in emergencies; has knowledge of the use of a variety of emergency equipment such as crash carts, emergency drugs, cardiac monitors, and defibrillators. 

 

Graduated from University of Phoenix, July 10, 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  Passed the RN-NCLEX 22 November 2005. Obtained Master of Science degree in Nursing with emphasis on education, 4 October 2007, University of Phoenix.

 

Licensed Practical Nurse, Emergency Room, Tripler Army Medical Center, November 1995 to 31 December 2005.
Licensed Practical Nurse for a busy Level One Trauma Center and Emergency Room. Screens and triages patients in accordance with severity of illness/injury, initiates intravenous therapy, obtains lab specimens, administers medications, performs and assists physicians with diagnostic procedures, transports patients to and from the ER to various departments for diagnostic procedures. Transports pt's to inpatient units once admitted to the hospital. Gives discharge instructions, etc.

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Practical Nurse, Na Kahu Malama Nurses, Inc. March 1993 - November 1995.
Worked as an LPN for a local nursing agency, augmenting assigned staff of various military/civilian medical treatment facilities throughout Oahu and the outer islands. Able to work at any assigned inpatient/outpatient unit.

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Department of the Army
July 1972 - March 1993, Rank at retirement - SFC/E7
Entered the US Army 27 July 1972 at Fort Dix, New Jersey for Basic Combat training completing it Oct 1972. From there I attended Advanced Individual Training until Dec 1972 at Fort Sam Houston,TX as a medic. Was assigned to HHB 3/79 Field Artillery in Giessen Germany working at a Battalion Aid Station for a Lance missile Field Artillery Battalion from January 1973 to July 1975. Transferred to Fort Carson, Colorado to HHC 1/12th Infantry, working at their Battalion Aid Station, assigned as a Senior Aidman for one of the line companies. Transferred to Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center May 1978 for 91C(Practical Nurse course)School for one year, completing it June 1979. I was transferred to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, assigned to 46th Combat Support Hospital from July 1979 to April 1983. I married Isabel prior to that assignment, and my son Alex was born, 24 April 1980.
Transferred to Tripler Army Medical Center Apr 1983, working at a Surgical Ward, as a float, then at a busy SICU(Surgical Intensive Care Unit). Attended ANCOC while stationed at TAMC. Transferred to Fort Monmouth, NJ(Patterson Army Community Hospital), where I was a Wardmaster for a Commbined Adult/Pediatric Med/Surg Unit. Transferred back to TAMC, June 1990 where I was a Wardmaster for a Busy Cardiothoracic Surgical Ward, and a General Medicine Ward, then as Eve/night NCO Supervisor before retiring from the Service March 1993.

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