Meet our Staff
Emergency Medicine, Registered Nurse, Clinical Trauma Coordinator
Additionally Certified in Emergency Nursing Pediatric Care, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support and Trauma Nursing
My passion for critical care nursing is driven by so many reasons. A few of them include: the rewards of moving very sick patients closer to recovery or helping decrease their pain and suffering; and working collaboratively with a diverse team of clinical experts, from technicians to physicians, with one goal in mind – saving lives.
Kiva brings more than 15 years of emergency medicine nursing experience to her role as Presbyterian/St Luke’s Clinical Trauma Coordinator. Working with the Medical Director of the hospital’s trauma programs, she is responsible for the development, implementation and on-going evaluation of clinical protocols necessary for the multi-disciplinary services across the continuum of trauma care.
Prior to joining the P/SL team, she spent five years at our sister hospital, The Medical Center of Aurora, as an ER Charge Nurse and she served as an RN and LPN for Providence St. Peter Hospital, the second largest state hospital in Washington. Over the course of her nursing career, she has concurrently served as a legal nurse consultant and sexual assault nurse examiner.
Kiva is an expert clinician in injury care and is heavily committed to the education of junior medical and nursing staff. She is regularly invited to be a guest lecturer for emergency nursing education and competency workshops.
She is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in nursing/education from Denver’s Regis University, where she also completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. Kiva is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the Colorado Trauma Network and the Emergency Nurses Association.
Emergency Medicine, Registered Nurse
Additionally Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nursing, EKG and Stroke
After a high school mission trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, I knew I wanted to become a nurse. Being able to care for people every day is personally and professionally rewarding.
Named a Top Nurse in Denver by the International Nursing Association, Brittany joined Presbyterian/St. Luke’s in 2011 as a registered nurse for the hospital’s Telemetry Unit. While there, she was instrumental in the assessment, planning, treatment and evaluation of patient care and provided disease and early-detection education to patients and their families.
As an emergency medicine RN, she is on the front-line of the hospital. Working with a multi-disciplinary team, she provides a broad-spectrum of critical care to patients in the initial phases of injury, illness or trauma. She also serves as a member of the ER's safety-excellence committee and task force dedicated to improving patient satisfaction.
Before joining P/SL, Brittany was an ER Technician at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Active in her community, she has served as a private aide to a patient in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.