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Tonia Strouse

Tonia Strouse

Registered Nurse/ Case Manager

Lewisburg Home Health

Selinsgrove, PA

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Lewisburg Home Health

Registered Nurse/ Case Manager

As a registered nurse at lewisburg home health I am responsible for seeing patients in their home and providing education to families. Some skills I teach include but are not limited to: Wound care, IV administration, disease management including CHF, Diabetes etc. I have also been responsible for blood draws, starting IVs, changing wound vacs etc. I am also responsible for being on call in the evening on designated days. When on call I am responsible for providing patients with medical advice and traveling to assist patients when needed. I also am a case manager and am responsible for 20 to 30 patients. As a case manager I track my patients and make sure their plan of care is being followed and look out for the best interest of the patient. I am responsible for making sure all orders are in the computer, overseeing LPNs a d Aids involved with their care, and making sure they are added to schedule for the next week and are being seen when they should be.

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Pennsylvania College of Technology

Associates Degree of Nursing, Nursing

Selinsgrove Area High School

Diploma, College Prep