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Certified Nurse Midwife Medical Expert Witness


Expert Witness No.900

California

Education:

1993: C.N.M., Certificate program in Nurse Midwifery, Education Program Associates/San Jose State University  

1990:  J.D., Western State University College of Law, Fullerton, California

1977:  M.N., UCLA School of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

1974:  B.S., Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles.

 Experience:

Present:  Certified Nurse Midwife, Talbert Medical Group; Fountain Valley
Responsibilities include management of patients in antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care

2005-present: Clinical Nurse Educator, Birth Center, Palomar Medical Center.
Development of clinical education programs for registered nurses.

2000-2005:  Certified Nurse Midwife, Palomar Medical Center, Escondido California.  Responsibilities include management of patients in antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care.

1998-Present:  Certified Nurse Midwife/Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner in group practice with four physicians and 2 Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioners.  Responsibilities include prenatal care, and full gynecologic care.

1996-8:  Certified Nurse Midwife, Kaiser Permanente San Diego:  Responsibilities include management of patients in antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care, triaging responsibilities in the emergency room.

1994-6:  Certified Nurse Midwife, Friendly Hills Medical Center:  Responsibilities include management of patients, antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum, and emergency room.  

1990-93:  Certified Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Physicians, Newport Beach, California.   Provided comprehensive management of gynecological and obstetrical care. 

1988-89 U.C., Irvine Student Health Center: Certified Ob-Gyn Nurse Practitioner   Involved in patient care and education of medical students.  Triaging of emergency situations prior to hospitalization.

1972-78:  Staff Nurse, UCLA Medical Center, Labor and Delivery.  Worked in the labor and delivery room with high-risk obstetrical patients.  Involved in all aspects of patient care, including interpretation of fetal monitoring.  Involvement with high risk obstetrical patients and triage in the emergency room.

Disaster Experience:

2001: Ground Zero Medical Support, New York, New York
2003: Guam, Super Typhoon Recovery Team
2005: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina Relief Team

Present:  Chairperson Ad Hoc Committee Disaster Preparedness Committee American College of Nurse Midwives Speaking Engagements Disaster Preparedness

2005-2008:  Sessions on Disaster Preparedness: Salt Lake City, Chicago and Boston National Conference

2005-2007 Participation in development of Women and Infants Service Package National Working Group for Women and Infant Needs in Emergencies in the United States

2006:  National Perinatal Association session on Disaster Preparedness Washington DC, 2007 New Orleans

2007-2008:  Participation in MERET Workshops Minnesota:  Care of Mothers and Neonates during Disasters in Low-Resource Settings

2006-2007 March of Dimes National Speaker

2007 Sweet Success Disaster Preparedness for Pregnant Women with Diabetes

2008: Participation in CDC Pandemic Influenza Special Considerations for Pregnant Women

Consultations:

1990-Present: 
International Nurse Midwifery Consultant with UNICEF, UNESCO, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE), International Relief Teams (IRT), ACNM, CARE, Prime/INTRAH, CERT, Save the Children, American Academy of Pediatrics/Project Viet Nam, AJWS

1995: Zimbabwe – UNICEF

1996: Mongolia – SEE

1997: Nepal – Save the Children

1998: Lithuania – IRT

1998: Latvia – IRT

1998: Togo – CARE

1999: Ghana – Prime/INTRAH

1999: Nepal – CERT

1999: Viet Nam – Project Viet Nam

2000: Peru – CERT

2000: Perm-Russia:  Month of October, John Snow International

2001: Peru-CERT:  April 19-May 5

2001: Perm: June, Curriculum Development Family Centered Maternity Care

2002: Viet Nam – Project Viet Nam

2003: Namibia – Ministry of Health

2003: Afghanistan - CDC Dept. of Reproductive Health Project

2004: Afghanistan (cont) – CDC and Comforce

2005: Viet Nam – Project Vietnam

2008:  Viet Nam-Project Vietnam

Languages

French:  Spoken and Written:  Level 2

Spanish: Spoken:  Level 2

Academic Experience

1977-Present:  Asst. Clinical Professor , Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Step V, Harbor-UCLA Medical School and Center, Torrance California.  Responsibilities include teaching in the Nurse-Practitioner Program, planning and developing instructional materials for students and collaborating with professionals involved with treating patients in the prenatal clinic, special women’s clinic, family planning clinic, and labor and delivery.  In addition, teaching and developing materials in the fetal monitoring instructional program.

1977-80:  Instructor, Columbia University, Master’s Degree Program in Pediatrics and Obstetrics, New York.  Responsibilities included teaching and supervising students in various clinical settings, developing instructional materials for physical assessment, working in labor and delivery, and instructing nurses in fetal monitoring.

Honors

1977: Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
1977: Sigma Theta Tau
1974:  Top Nursing Student, Mount St. Mary’s College 1974
1978-84:   Nationwide Speaker for National Course, Nurses Association of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Primary Care for Women:  Physical Assessment in Women

Professional Memberships

Orange County Women’s Lawyers Association

ICEA

Surgical Eye Expeditions, International

NAPNAP

California Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

American Red Cross

California Nurses Association

Western State University School of Law Alumni

American College of Nurse Midwives

Licenses and Certifications

California Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse

Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number

California Nurse Midwifery Certificate 

California Public Health Nurse Certification

1989:  Certified in advanced Fetal Monitoring-Long Beach Memorial.

1980:  Certified Obstetric-Gynecological Nurse-Practitioner NAACOG DEA

Publications

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