Clinical Nurse Specialist
Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse/Preceptor
North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
2008 – 2011
Provided direct patient care in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit at a Level I trauma center. Also provided holistic nursing care to critically ill patients. Assessed and managed, in conjunction with physicians, patients' hemodynamic stability, ventilatory status, and neurologic function using the latest invasive monitoring techniques. Acted as a resource and advocate for patients and their families.
Registered Nurse/Preceptor/Charge Nurse
Iredell Memorial Hospital Statesville, NC
2004 – 2007
Provided direct patient care in a fast-paced emergency department. Provided all aspects of nursing for patients from minor injuries/illnesses to critical care patients working cooperatively with physicians, patients, and their families to provide excellent, quality care. Coordinated, assessed, implemented, and evaluated patient care. Performed clinical skills according to hospital policies and standards of practice. Acted as a patient advocate; continually assessing and reassessing patients' status and notifying the physician of changes. Interact with applicable departments regarding patient care. Functioned as triage nurse to identify life-threatening conditions and expedited those patients to a physician's care in a timely manner.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
"… I have been extremely impressed with both Dr. Stephen Gange and Karen Cornett. They both have provided excellent care prior and post treatment."
"Karen was Great!!"
"Karen C. was excellent throughout the entire process."
~ Jack, UT
"Karen was very informative and patient with us. She and Dr. Lazar made sure that we had all necessary information."
~ Rick, CA
"I just wanted to thank you again for taking care of me. I'm convinced HIFU is the way to go. Especially with Karen at the helm. You do a great job!!!!! Your team really may think it's just a job, but I hope they realize what great service they are giving to me, the patient, and how grateful I am to have found you guys. You guys are a Godsend to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
~ Craig, AZ