Vickie L. Kriewall, RN

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    Job Title :
    Perioperative Services Nurse

    Areas of Treatment :
    Perioperative Nursing Pre/PACU

    Specialties :
    Nurse

    Practice Name :
    Utica Surgery Center

    Location :
    Utica, 48317 United States

    Practice Website :
    http://www.ascutica.com/index.php?q=node

    Years in Practice :
    39 Years

    Description of Practice :

    Perioperitive- Pre/PACU, Cardiac Step-Down, Telemetry(certified), Oncology/Chemo Therapy Infusion, Hospice, Home Care Nurse Manager, IV Infusion Therapy, Train the Trainer certified, Physical Assessment (certified)

    Areas of Expertise :
    Thirty-nine total; Twenty-five as an RN, Fourteen as an LPN

    Education/Degree :
    Macomb Community College (RN), Oakland Community (LPN)

    Year Graduated :
    1986- RN, 1972- LPN

    Board Certification :
    ACLS, Train the Trainer, Conscious Sedation

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Parish Nursing- Health Education Teacher

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
    Provide the most compassionate, proffessional care possible

    Professional Society Memberships :
    United Federation of Doll Collectors, Rochester Doll Collectors

    Honors and Awards :

    • Volunteer of the Year- 1984, 2008
    • Caring Angel Award 1999
    • Cruzada Award - Parent of the year 1997
    • Nursing Compassion Award 1986
    • Suma-Cum-Laude 1986

    Articles/Publications :
    Pt. EducationPre/Post Op Teaching, Hx. of Nursing Thru Dolls

    What made you choose a career in nursing?

    A desire to provide care and comfort to the ill and hurting; and having been a caregiver since age 12.

    Research Interests :

    Histor of Nursing; using dolls depicted as nurses portraying public perception of the nursing profession.  Author of program HISTORY OF NURSING DISPLAYED THRU DOLLS (1CEU)

    What motivates you at the start of each day?

    Knowing that a nurse provides care, concern and knowledge effecting a patient's health journey outcome for the better; physically, emotionally and spiritually.

    Attributes Success To:

    Faith and Spirituality.  Perserverance and fortitude; she is a natural caretaker.  Belief in the importance of bedside nursing.

    Gender :
    Female

    Favorite Vacation Place :
    Any place warm in the winter

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Collects Antique Nursing Dolls, Professional Seamstress, Golf

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