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David Budenbender RN, BSN, MSN, SRNA

Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia 2017


To obtain gainful employment while deepening my knowledge of the pathological processes and anesthetic implications that alter them for best possible outcomes. I commenced the pathway of being a nurse in the Emergency Room at Baylor Scott and White in downtown Forth Worth, Texas. That is where I quickly learned that strict adherence to the implementation of the fundamental algorithms of care and policies already in place is the key to having positive outcomes. Latitude in these guidelines is where the art is detrimental and proper observation of other successful clinicians makes all the difference. The acumen required for the perfection of each phase of anesthesia I feel can occur at your facility.


Feb 2015June 2017

Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia

Wolford College

North Naples Hospital, Naples Community Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, Naples Days Surgery, Lehigh Regional Medical Center, Bonita Hospital

Jan 2009Dec 2012


Weatherford College

Work experience

Sep 2013Jan 2015


Weatherford Regional Medical Center
  • Assessing patient’s condition and planning and implementing patient care plans
  • Assisting physicians in performing procedures
  • Observing trends and recording patient vital signs
  • Ensuring that ventilators, monitors and other types of medical equipment function properly
  • Effective drip titration of vasopressors, inotropes, chronotropes, anti-arrhythmics, anti-hypertensives, diuretics, sedation, and cardiac medications
  • Administering intravenous fluids and medications
  • Ordering diagnostic tests
  • Collaborating with fellow members of the critical care team including charge nurse and other staff nurses
  • Responding to life-saving situations, using nursing algorithms and protocols for treatment
  • Acting as patient advocate at all times through continual education
  • Providing education and support through including patient families
Jan 2013Mar 2014

Registered Nurse

Baylor All Saints Hospital
  • Effective triage of patients in need of immediate intervention based upon the physical, psychological, and social needs
  • Continually managing up care from staff and clinicians
  • Treatment of patients in critical conditions while including the family in on the processes occurring
  • Focused assessment of chief complaints and prompt intervention from the physicians according to the proper triage concepts
  • Proper implementation to either treat patients and assist in the discharge from the hospital or another higher level of care
  • Continual education from first day to the time of departure to augment a proper knowledge base to an expert knowledge base in the correct identification of cardiac dysrhythmia via electrocardiogram in quick decisive recognitions of ST elevation, ischemia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular flutter, ventricular fibrillation, junctional rhythmia, 1st degree atrioventricular block, 2nd degree atrioventricular block, 3rd degree atrioventricular block, etc.
Feb 2012Dec 2012

Nurse Tech

Baylor All Saints Hospital

Record all inputs and outputs through a 12 hour shift, weighing patients, performing blood sugars, vital signs q4h, managing all 27 patients, aiding with adopting a new electronic medical record (Eclypsis) from the previous meditech system.  Spanish was utilized in writing, reading, and speaking with patients to help facilitate therapeutic communication. 

Anyone can fulfill the requirements of completing the tasks at hand while being a technician however, my personal finesse came from keeping the unit optimistic throughout the shifts I worked, finding new ways to involve the patient and their family in care, and always keeping optimistic.

Jun 2011Feb 2012

ICU Volunteer

Baylor All Saints Hospital

Restocking needed supplies, aid in room preparation, assist nurses in remaining positive, always showing with a SMILE (to patients, nurses,and others), and doing necessary laboratory runs when required.  The ability to translate English to Spanish was utilized many times to help facilitate proper communication with nurses to their patients.

Feb 2009Aug 2011



Aiding in the establishment and experimentation of opening a new area for sales and proper contacts.  Essentially bringing individual invest into partnership agreement to aid with the expansion of sales and work to different areas and states.  In the starting of any business it is essential to monitor resources and I was able to accomplish this by looking at the task at hand, then devising the manpower that would be necessary to accomplish the task.  With this team it was necessary to coordinate the schedule of workers for each individual job.  Customer service, building and maintaining ongoing customer relationships was essential to growing the business.

May 2006Jan 2009


Warner Truck Center

Customer service is the key to being successful in any sales type of job.  Direct and over-the-phone sales to customers required a capacity to build trust with the individual while they could not see you. This required multiple aspects of customer service: honesty, integrity, great meet and greet skills, harboring a relationship of trust as it relates to financial aspect which the customer did not have great knowledge, and development of the skills to have repeat sales and customer referrals. Strong communication skills were necessary to get information, the judgement of people, making decisions to solve consumer difficulties, and providing adequate consultation to clientele.  At times to help facilitate the sales of Freightliner one would have to think outside of the box, this was my area of greatest success.  Spanish proved to be a valuable asset with customers.  




Florida BON


Texas BON
May 2013Oct 2017


Emergance Nurses Association
Feb 2015Feb 2017


American Heart Association
Feb 2015Feb 2017


American Heart Association
Feb 2015Feb 2017


American Heart Association


Greatness as an anesthesia provider requires acumen, customer service, and multi-tasking.  A previous career in business, clinical performance in a wide variety of operating rooms, experiences in the front line of the emergency room, the long-term management of the critically ill in the intensive care unit, and Spanish fluency, I am equipped to personalize care to any patient.


The proficiency of speaking the Spanish language commenced from a two year voluntary service ('04-'06) where I had the opportunity to speak with people of Spanish origin from all over the world.    Upon the completion of the mission, I enrolled in Spanish courses at the Brigham Young University.  At BYU I furthered my knowledge of the Spanish language by completing 19 credit hours with straight A's.    While at school, I worked for Freightliner of Utah.  At Freightliner I had the opportunity to further my understanding and use of Spanish by managing stressful contracts.  Much of my business success was attributed to repeat customers and customer referrals.   Now, I am employed at Baylor All Saints.  Since January, I have sought every opportunity to advance my vocabulary in the Spanish language in patient care. The comfort demonstrated by the non-English speaking patients is always a pleasure to view when an average white man speaks their language.  
The Basic Life Support (BLS) Survey. High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The ACLS Survey and Algorithms. Effective resuscitation team dynamics. Immediate post-cardiac care.
Circulation: circulation techniques using chest compressions for one and two rescuers for adult and infant, and Defibrillation: use of the automatic external defibrillator (AED).  Airway: opening airway techniques and techniques to relieve conscious and unconscious choking in adult, child and infant. Breathing: ventilation with barrier device and use of the bag-mask.
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)

As acting Vice President of the Chapter in my associate degree, I had the opportunity to head the organization of community service activities such as Weatherford College Health Fairs, be a delegate for our chapter at a national meeting held in Fort Worth, and organize a community outreach to the Pythian Home (home for abandoned children).  In my first year, I was the Historian.  During this time I helped write and implement Chapter bylaws.    


Personal interest that I have are: fishing, long distance running, cycling, swimming, Boy Scouts of America, gardening, and baking bread.