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Hemodialysis Fistula Nurse Expert Witness

Is prepared to opine and give expert witness testimony in the following topics


Nurse, Hemodialysis Nurse, Dialysis, Fistula Graft Hemodialysis Catheter Expert, Nursing Standard of Care, Acute Hemodialysis, Chronic Hemodialysis, Outpatient, Inpatient, Hospital Based Employed

South Carolina

 

 

 


Expert No. 2297

Summary of Qualifications    

Passionate about evidence-based care of patients throughout the life span embodied by multiple years of practice as a Registered Nurse.
  • Skilled in E Clinical, Citrix and Epic EMR
  • Familiar with KDS EMR
  • Management of ESRD, CHF,  Diabetic, and Hypertensive patients
  • Accomplished in team collaboration


    Education 

    August 2013-December 2015    
    Family Nurse Practitioner/Masters in Nursing
    University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama

    August 2008-May 2010    
    Bachelors of Science in Nursing Daemen College
    Amherst, New York


    Experience

    Sept 2016-Present
    Aiken Center for Family Health
    Aiken, South Carolina
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    • 40 Plus hours per week
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients with multiple co-morbidities
    • Pain management
    • Prescription medications
    • Preventative exams
    • Well Adult and Child exams

    May 2016-September 2016
    Augusta University
    Augusta, Georgia
    Family Nurse Practitioner-Plastic Surgery Clinic

    • 40 hours per week
    • Pre op workup of surgery candidates
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Providing teaching to patients regarding medical care
    • Prescribing medications
    • Assess,  diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate post op
    • Mastectomies, Breast Reductions, Mastopexies, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tenosynovitis, Skin, and Muscle grafts.

    December 2015-May 2016   
    Nephrology Centers of America
    Grovetown, Georgia
    Registered Nurse

    • Assess dialysis access, initiate dialysis per Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist orders, and plan treatment.
    • 30 hours per week
    • Provide patient and family education
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Charge nurse duties to include managing Dialysis staff, initiating Nephrologist and Nurse Practitioner orders
    • Medication administration

    September 2013-November 2015
     Clinical Practicum Nurse Practitioner Experience

    • Aiken Center for Family Health, Aiken, SC-Family Practice-60 hrs
    • Lamar Medical Center, Augusta, GA-Internal Medicine-180 hrs
    • Community Health Care Systems, Warrenton, GA-Family Practice-180 hrs
    • Richmond County DOH, OB/Gyn-Augusta, GA-90 hrs
    • Reginald Pilcher, MD, Augusta, GA-Pediatrics-90 hrs

    July 2011-May 2015
    Charlie Norwood Veterans Administration
    Augusta, Georgia
    Hemodialysis Nurse Manager

    • Hemodialysis inpatient unit
    • 40+ hours per week
    • Clinical oversight of 7 Registered Nurse’s
    • Successfully established patient transport team through collaboration with transport committee
    • Established water culture infection control program
    • Implemented several practice policies
    • Evaluation and treatment of patients
    • Direct patient care of the ESRD patient
    • Provided emergency Hemodialysis treatments after hours
    • Mentored Registered Nurse

    April 2011-July 2011
    Cuba Memorial Hospital
    Cuba, New York
    Registered Nurse

    • Charge and staff responsibilities including comprehensive rehabilitative nursing care to adults with pulmonary, neurological and psychiatric concerns
    • 40 hours per week

    July 2010-April 2011
    Houghton Absolute Care
    Houghton, New York
    Resident Care Coordinator/Unit Manager

    • Supervise the daily care of Long Term Care and Short Term Rehab residents
    • 40 hours per week
    • Developed and implemented care plans to keep residents safe

    December 2009-July 2010   
    DaVita
    Bradford, Pennsylvania
    Hemodialysis Registered Nurse

    • Charge and staff responsibilities in the care of the ESRD patient
    • 40 hours per week
    • Plan and implement Hemodialysis treatments as necessary
    • Collaborated with Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist regarding vascular access functionality
    • Provided emergency Hemodialysis treatments after hours

    June 2008-December 2009
    Nicholas Noyes Memorial Hospital
    Dansville, New York
    Hemodialysis Registered Nurse

    • Charge and staff responsibilities in the care of the ESRD patient
    • 40 hours per week
    • Plan and implement Hemodialysis treatments as necessary
    • Collaborated with Nephrologist regarding vascular access functionality
    • Provided emergency Hemodialysis treatments after hours
    • Mentored Registered Nurse’s

    August 2006-June 2008
     Litigation Management, LLC
    Mayfield Heights, Ohio
    Remote Registered Nurse Analyst

    • Review and analyze plaintiff related records and prepare client specific analysis and work products
    • 35 hours per week

    April 2000-November 2008
    Olean General Hospital
    Olean, New York
    Hemodialysis Registered Nurse

    • Assess dialysis access, initiate dialysis per Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist orders, and plan treatment.
    • 40+ hours per week
    • Provide patient and family education
    • Charge nurse duties to include managing Dialysis staff, initiating Nephrologist and Nurse Practitioner orders and assisting MD with rounds
    • Coordinating placement of dialysis access
    • Preceptor and mentor for new Registered Nurse’s

    November 1999-March 2000
    Olean Medical Group
    Olean, New York
    Registered Nurse

    • Provided coverage by floating to Family practice and OB/GYNProvided coverage by floating to Family practice and OB/GYNProvided coverage by floating to Family practice and OB/GYN
    • Gleaned chief complaint, history, physical from patient
    • 40 hours per week
    • Provided ICD 9 documentation
    • Scheduled tests, and labs
    • Called in prescription renewals per Physician’s direction

    June 1998-December 2001
    Jones Memorial Hospital
    Wellsville, New York
    Registered Nurse

    • Assessment and care of adult, pediatric and newborns
    • 40 hours per week
    • Admission of new patients that included history and physicals, surgical history, patient complaints.
    • Notifying Physicians of change in patient status
    • Transcription of Physician orders, assuring orders are followed

     
    Licenses/Certifications

    Current South Carolina Registered Nurse and FNP License
    Current Georgia Registered Nurse and FNP License
    2005-2014 Certified Dialysis Nurse/American Nephrology Nurse Association
    Current ACLS
    Current CPR
     

    Professional Memberships/ Affiliations

    1998-Current Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society
    2004-Current American Nephrology Nurse Association
    2008-Current Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
    2011-2015 CNVAMC Performance Improvement Committee
    2011-2015 CNVAMC Infection Control Committee
    2012-2015 CNVAMC Yellow Belt/System Redesign Committee/Chair Project Patient Transport
    2013-2015 CNVAMC Ethics Committee
    2015-Current American Association of Nurse Practitioners
     

    Other Skills

    CPRS/Vista, E clinical, Epic, KDS, and Citrix EMR
    Leadership
     

     

     

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