Phillip Drosos, DMT, CWCS

506 Driftwood Drive East, Palm Harbor, FL  34683

727.385.4333     e-mail: philo2divemed@gmail.com

Nursing Philosophy

You will find my dedication to outstanding patient care, in-depth professional experience,

passion for knowledge and gaining new clinical competencies, and effective

assessment, diagnosis, planning, and implementation support your patients.

I want to help my fellow veterans achieve their expected outcomes.

OBJECTIVE

An RN-Transition to Practice position utilizing my experience and skills:

* Superior Attention to Detail, & Hands-on Medical, Surgical, & Emergency Patient Care

* Outstanding Admission Assessment, Nursing Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning

* Highly Effective IV Administration, Medication Administration, and Team Leadership

* Expert Telemetry, Point of Care Testing, and Patient and Family Education

* Excellent Communication, Documentation, Training, and Bedside Manner

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION

        First Aid, CPR, ACLS, American Red Cross

        Wound Care Specialist, Certified Wound Management, Wound Educators.com, LLC, Great Rivers, NY, 2011

        Hyperbaric and Undersea Medical Training, Hyperbarics International, Key Largo, FL, 2004

        Associate of Science in Nursing (RN), St. Pete College, Pinellas Park, FL, 2001

6 month student medical surgical rotation at Bay Pines VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, FL

        U.S. Navy Corpsman, Dive Medical Tech, U.S. Navy

 

AWARDS

Meritorious Unit Commendation, CFEA Service Deployment Ribbon, First Good Conduct Award, Combat Rescue, Service War Support, Exemplary Accommodation, Honorable Discharge

 

EXPERIENCE

Clinical Coordinator for Hyperbaric Medicine, National Hyperbarics, Palm Harbor, FL, 2003 to Present. Schedule, train, evaluate, and assess patients at an accredited hyperbaric facility. Consult with doctor to develop customized treatment plans. Provide hyperbaric therapy for non-healing wounds, radiation necrosis, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, PTSD, autoimmune diseases, and post chemo patients. Monitor vital signs. Re-assess patients post-treatment to adjust protocols. Document head-to-toe assessments. Administer IVs and injections. Update and maintain patient charts. Ensure facility safety and patient comfort. Build strong, supportive, trusting patient relationships.

* Oversee and maintain 6 Sechrist monoplace hyperbaric chambers

* Provide primary direct patient care for up to 20 patients daily

Wound Care

Measure, photograph, assess, chart, dress (frequent dressing changes), and chart wounds. Analyze pre- and post-treatment cognitive memory tests for TBI and PTSD patients (including combat-wounded veterans) to assess improvement. Collaborate with patients, caregivers, and doctor to determine future nursing care plan protocol. Implement prescribed treatment. Evaluated outcomes. Focus on meeting patient expected outcomes. Provide quality, competent, and compassionate patient care.

 

EXPERIENCE (continued)

MORTON PLANT (Clearwater) and MORTON PLANT MEASE (Countryside),

[Baycare], FL, 1995 and 1998 to 2003

Clinical RN Resident, 2001 to 2003. Provided full range of registered nurse graduate practices under hospital-assigned RN preceptor. Expanded scope of practical proficiencies.

* Monitored up to 6 telemetry 4/cardiac transition unit patients per 8 hour shift

EMT/Paramedic, 1995 and 1998 to 2001. Received and followed doctor’s orders to facilitate medical procedures. Intubated patients. Started IVs. Applied splints and casts.

* Provided direct patient care for up to 6 patients per hour

* Set up and monitored 12-lead EKGs for up to 18 patients per hour on a 12 hour shift

 

MILITARY SERVICE

      UNITED STATES NAVY, 1984 to 1992, 1994 to 1995, and 2001 to 2007

US Navy Reserve Corpsman, 1994 to 1995, Medical Care Facility, Navy Reserve Training Center, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, FL, 1994 to 1995. Maintained personnel medical records. Identified out of date immunizations and health tests. Administered U.S. Coast Guard hearing and blood tests.

* Teamed with 9 techs to provide immunizations for up to 450 USNR personnel per weekend

Corpsman, Dive Medical Tech (Active/Reserve), Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12, Charleston, SC and Panama City, FL, 2001 to 2007.

* Served as dive medical tech for 6 to 8 divers/personnel attached to EODMU-12

Inactive Reserves, 1988 to 1992.

Hospital Corpsman, (HM U.S.S, John F. Kennedy, Active, 1984 to 1988.

COMPUTER SKILLS

           

PCs, Macintosh; Escripts, Medisoft, Pyxis; Microsoft Word, Internet and e-mail proficient

AFFILIATIONS

Member, UDT/S.E.A.L. Association, U.S. Navy, Ft. Pierce, FL

Divemaster, PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors International)

American Legion

Veterans of Foreign Wars

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Volunteer, Coastal Reef Cleanup, National Oceanic Atmospheric Association

Volunteer, Sea Turtle Preservation, Gumbo Limbo, Spanish River Park, Boca Raton, FL, 9 years

LANGUAGES

Read, write, and speak fluent English and Greek.

SEMINARS

Hyperbarics, Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Annual Seminar, 2009-2013

Pediatric Advanced Life Support, 2013

PRESENTATIONS

Individual training, Carbon monoxide poisoning in the home, YMCA, FL     (2 times)

Individual training, Carbon monoxide toxicity awareness, car dealerships, FL (6 times)

Diving

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