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Karen Spratt

Karen Spratt

Bardstown, Ky 40004


CSH (owned by commonwealth)

Psychiatric Nursing

Psychiatric Nursing Admission assessments assign acuity / modify as indicated.Treatment Team participation, 1:1 therapy with patient ,Family education Patient education emphasis on community living vs hospitalization.Cognitive behavioral Functioning , AIMS testing , Holistic treatment of Axis 1,2, and 3 Other Perform Ekgs ,Draw Labs, IV therapy Triage assessment urgent emergent for transport to acute care facility . Ages 18 and up. Maintain CPR CERTIFICATION AND CURRENT N.C.I. Certification
CEUs monthly Hospital education department required.

Career medium 04
Career medium 05


Brandenburg Long term Care and Rehabiltation facility

Week end RN Supervisor ,Charge Nurse,Skilled unit Maintained and started IVF IV Abt therapy Access ports Hickmans , PCA pumps some peritoneal dialysis .Assisted an filled in for completion of RAI and Care Plan Meetings.Worked Prn status as staff nurse 12 hr shift or 16 hr . Administrator Paula Kelly NEXT JOB 6/2003 -12-2006 Medicare Specialist and Consultant Contracted (independently) with Personal Care Homes , Long term Care Facility's and two community hospitals one In Texas City Tx Danforth Medical .The remaining located Crystal Beach , San Leon ., Galveston Tx . Worked independently out of home. Ref upon request .....,October 1997 - march 2003 METHODIST RETIREMENT CENTERS OWNED The Harbor in LaPorte Texas duties were MDS PPS COORDINATOR 200 Bed facility 100 skilled . In 2001 DON Eleanor Carroll resigned and I accepted Director of Nursing position until I started my in home consulting business . SUMMATION EARLY 90s worked as Home Health Nurse per firm with UpJohns home health agency adm Do


Care tenders and UpJohns


I worked Home Health in Louisville ( east end some in inner urban area) started on afternoon shift I also attended graduate school this was 1989 thru 1991. I worked with UpJohns per diem during this time. I was an initial assessment nurse determination of eligibility for Home Health made visits performed assessments documentation. Skills performed Labs IV ABT therapy ie Amphatericin B .Some ABT infusion were assigned in LTC settings as support or back up . Other skills ,wound care . F/C change ,Medication teaching and DM pt education with prefill of Insulin and perform accuchecks.Worked on - call .

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Pisgah Presbyterian

Pastoral Care

Gave Litany on Sundays (small rural church) started a volunteer Home Health Program supported by bishops and one family Practice MD Goal was screening for some common clinical pathology s . Statistics and demographic data supported illness such as HTN Atrial Fib Melanoma Breast and lung Cancer , parotid infections, We performed assessments notified MD for orders :Request for inpatient care per MD : organized parish members to transport for free screenings to Drs offices and Pharmacy. The care was preimptive no charge to patients .


St Anthony's

RN staff nursing

Med surg , CCU , ERD , and IV Therapy

University of Ky

Associate Degree, Nursing

ADN licensed in State of Kentucky