Rhonda Meyer, BSN, RN, EMT-P
Rhonda is a RN supervisor on the cardiac unit where she is an expert in cardiovascular nursing. Utilizing this expertise as a nurse leader, she shares her knowledge with emergency medical professionals. She has been a volunteer paramedic for the last thirteen year with the Blair Fire department. Her current positions with the volunteer department are Rescue Chief, Safety Officer and Fire Fighter. In these roles, Rhonda provides education and training for new and current fire department personnel. She is in charge of maintaining the rules and regulations according to the national Registry and state guidelines. She works with legislatures at the state and national level regarding licensure for firefighters. Rhonda also volunteers her time at senior centers and at the Sienna Francis House homeless shelter. Rhonda is the supervisor of the Heart and Vascular institute at CHI Health Bergan Mercy. She oversees the day to day activities of the nurses on her unit, initiates the orientation process of new nurses, provides education and coaching and assists with nursing professional development. She was instrumental in the development of the universal bed concept utilized at CHI Health Bergan mercy. With this concept, the patient is admitted to one unit with nurses specialized in providing care to cardiac patients. Rhonda is a preceptor and mentor for new and current nurses. She has been a leader in the development of aquapheresis guidelines, instructor for the simulation lab, nursing representative on the new products committee, and leader for the containment unit in the hospital. She organized and provided education for donning and doffing of personal protective equipment. Rhonda makes daily leader rounds on patients and employees ensuring their needs are meet. Rhonda’s experience and opinions are valued by both her hospital system and the community.