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  1. 1. Katherine R. Parrish 205 Hartwell Road, Silver Spring, MD Hm: (202) 669-0715 Wk: (202) 877-7347 kate.parrish12@gmail.com EDUCATION January 2012 – December 2014 University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland Masters in Science Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist August 2005 – August 2006 George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia Bachelors of Science in Nursing September 1992 – June 1999 Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education Technical Skills/Certifications Adult CCRN Certified Advanced Burn Life Support Certification Advanced Burn Life Support Instructor DC Burn Foundation National Educator Certified ACLS Certified CPR for Health Care Providers Certified WORK EXPERIENCE: April 2015 – Present Burn/Wound Nurse Practitioner, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Work with the Director of the Burn Clinic at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center to develop the new Wound Healing Center at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The growth of the Wound Healing Center includes developing standards of practice, training staff on new procedures, diagnosing and treating patients with chronic and acute wounds associated with multiple etiologies. In addition to working with patients in the clinic environment I assist the burn surgeons in the operating room with patients receiving burn/wound surgeries such as skin excision and grafting, tissue expansions, debridement and amputations. October 2006 – March 2015 Burn/Trauma Nurse, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC As a registered nurse on the burn intensive care unit I monitor patients and family members’ needs. I give direct care to patients that encompass titration of intravenous medication; treating and dressing burn injuries; identifying potential and actual medical complications; assisting with physical therapy and rehabilitation activities; and providing comfort to patients and family members during time of loss and grieving. My role on the unit also includes educating and orienting new nurses to the unit. I actively
  2. 2. continue to develop my profession by participating in formal organizations, continuing education credits, and using research based evidence to guide my training and patient care. August 2011 – September 2013 MedStar Flight Nurse, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC I transported critically ill patients from hospital to hospital via helicopter or ambulance depending on the severity and time constraints of the patients’ condition. While on the emergency vehicle I worked with a paramedic and managed our medical team between facilities. When working in the trauma bays located in the hospital I worked as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide the highest quality and life saving care to trauma victims. My role also included initial evaluation of all Left Ventricular Assist Device patients being admitted to Washington Hospital Center. March 2000 – October 2001 Emergency Services Manager, American Red Cross, Washington DC I managed the Disaster Action Teams and the Disaster Service human resources for the Washington DC and Fairfax, Virginia area. My job included coordinating volunteers and employees to respond to local and national disasters such as floods, fires, and tornados. I recruited, trained and managed 100 volunteers for the Emergency and International Services department. I developed and wrote the training courses and schedules for the Disaster Team Action members. I participated and assisted with grant writing projects related to the emergency response division of the American Red Cross January 1999 – March 2000 Administrator Manager of Youth and Health & Safety Services, American Red Cross, Washington, DC As an administrative manager of Health and Safety Services I supervised the Health & Safety staff in daily job performances, oversaw HIV/AIDS programs for the National Capital Chapter, provided technical support in the fields of HIV and Health & Safety course to all staff members, recruited volunteer instructors for Health & Safety programs, and coordinated all instructor courses in the Health & Safety department. In addition to the management of the office staff I was also involved and co- facilitated Teen Voice! trainings with the Youth Department specialists, developed and taught leadership skills at the Leadership Development Conference for youth and assisted with grant writing for HIV awareness programs. Accomplishments • Pan-American medical team member, volunteer international medical worker: 2009 – present (Honduras) • American Burn Association member, volunteer international medical worker: 2010 (India) Professional Development: • Presenter at the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hand Therapist “How Not to Get Wound Up Over Wounds”. Washington D.C. Sept. 15, 2016 • Published Medical Illustrations in Wound Healing Biomaterials: Therapies and Regeneration (2016) (Ed) Magnus S Agren. (pp5-7) Professional Organizations:
  3. 3. American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: 2009 – present American Burn Association 2010 - present DC Burn Foundation Member 2011 – present Society of Critical Care Medicine 2013 – present American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2015 – present Association for the Advancement of Wound Care 2015 – present

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