Abbey Gettinger is a board certified Nurse Practitioner who was born and raised in Centralia, Illinois. She began working with Dr. Liyanage in 2015. She quickly became his right hand and began seeing his vision for Advanced Surgical Technology. Now, Abbey is our Chief Operating Officer whose role is to implement his mission and vision into every AST office.
A stellar history of professional service
Abbey has dedicated her professional life to nursing, and her background has provided her a level of experience that is truly extraordinary, combined with a warm, caring personality, and genuine compassionate care.
ICU RN, 2012 – 2016, Heartland Regional Medical Center
Beyond the scope of a medical unit nurse, furthering the scope of bedside care included critical thinking, ventilator management, management of and titrating various medication drips, balloon pumps monitoring and patient care, assisting physicians with insertion of central and arterial lines, physical assessments of high acuity patients, patient care documentation, care for chest tubes, arterial and central lines, Blake and Jackson-Pratt drains, telemetry monitoring, hospice and post-mortem care. Responsible for making unit schedule. Duties also included charge RN, preceptor to newly hired RN’s, as well as an EMAR super user.
House Supervisor (PRN), 2013 – 2016, Heartland Regional Medical Center
Responsible for staffing all departments in the facility for next shift, room assignment for new patients, overseeing documentation is correct for patient transfers to other facilities, ensuring patient safety, conflict management/resolution, and critical care decision making.