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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
May 2016-Present            
Augusta University

  •  Family Nurse Practitioner-Plastic Surgery Clinic
  • Pre op workup of surgery candidates
  • 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
 

  • Registered Nurse
  • Assess dialysis access, initiate dialysis per Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist orders, plan treatment, and implement interventions as necessary
  • Provide patient and family education
  • 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 
Hemodialysis Nurse Manager
Hemodialysis inpatient unit

  • 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
  • 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

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
  • Developed and implemented care plans to keep residents safe
  • Provided clinical oversight of LPN’s and CNA’s

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

  • Charge and staff responsibilities in the care of the ESRD patient
  • 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
  • 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
  • Evidence-Based Practice research

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

  • Assess dialysis access, initiate dialysis per Nurse Practitioner and Nephrologist orders, plan treatment, and implement interventions as necessary
  • 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/GYN
  • Gleaned chief complaint, history, physical from patient
  • 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
  • Admission of new patients that included history and physicals, surgical history, patient complaints
  • Discharge of inpatients
  • 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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