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Certified Nurse Operating Room Medical Expert Witness


Expert No. 2341




EDUCATION
   
Graduated 2002, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey
A.A.S./Nursing

Graduated 1995, School of Cardiovascular Technology, Morristown Memorial Hospital,
Morristown, New Jersey
Specialization:  non-invasive cardiology    
Cardiovascular Technologist certificate

Graduated 1990, Upsala College, East Orange, New Jersey   
B.A. Philosophy, Cum Laude


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

May 2012- Present   Legal Nurse Consultant/Expert Witness, Ocean, New Jersey

  • Reviewing, summarizing, and analyzing medical records 
  • Plaintiff and Defense case merit analysis
  • Reports/Depositions/Hearings/Trials as Nurse Expert Witness 
  • Medical form creation writer 

April 2016-Present      Accredited Health Services, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Registered Nurse

  • Assessments of Medicaid clients to determine eligibility for Personal Preference Program and Personal Care Assistance

February 2014-May 2015    Toms River Surgery Center Toms River, New Jersey
Registered Nurse
Same-Day Surgery/ Ambulatory Care

  • Pre-op and post-op care of the surgical patient
  • PACU nursing

May 2012-January 2014   Center For Ambulatory And Minimally Invasive Surgery, Eatontown, New Jersey
Registered Nurse
Same-Day Surgery/Ambulatory Care

  • Pre-op and post-op care of the surgical patient  
  • PACU nursing
  • Laser eye procedures
  • Staff training 

April 2011- May 2012
Ocean Medical Center, Brick, New Jersey
Registered Nurse

  • Emergency Room
  • Emergency care nursing


August 2003- April 2011
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey
Registered Nurse

July 2009- April 2011

  • Telemetry/Medical-Surgical/Neurological/Stroke Unit
  • Didactic and clinical preparation for neurological step-down unit nursing   
  • Stroke/neurological nursing care
  • Post-op care of the cardiac device and electrophysiology patient


February 2007 – April 2011

  • Post-Interventional Cardiac Care Unit (Per Diem Basis)  
  • Post-op care of the interventional cardiac procedures patient


January 2005- July 2009
Same-Day Surgery Unit   

  • Post-op care of the surgical patient and overnight stay
  • Telemetry/medical-surgical unit nursing    Charge nurse duties


March 2004 – January 2005

  • Telemetry/Medical-Surgical Unit    
  • Telemetry/medical-surgical unit nursing §


August 2003 – March 2004

  • Open Heart/Trauma Step-Down Unit   
  • Care of the post-open heart and trauma patient
  • Didactic and clinical preparation for critical care nursing   
  • Cardio-thoracic intensive care unit internship


January 2005 – July 2007
Phoenix Healthcare Agency, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Registered Nurse

  • Physical Rehabilitation nursing


March  - August 2003
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey   
Registered Nurse  

  • Cardio-pulmonary/Telemetry unit nursing


July – August 2001 and  July – August 2002
Griswold Special Care, Red Bank, New Jersey

  • Home Healthcare Aide (Temporary Summer Employment)   
  • Homecare assistance


March – July 2000
Hudson Physical Therapy, Ocean, New Jersey

  • Physical Therapy Aide (Temporary Summer Employment)   
  • Assisted clients with physical therapy exercises


April 1998 – June 1999
St. Jude Medical, Inc., Sylmar, California

  • Pacemaker Representative and Clinician
  • Sales and service of pacemakers throughout New Jersey
  • Assisted in over 500 pacemaker implants


June 1997–March 1998
ELA Medical, Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota
Pacemaker Sales Representative

  • Sales and service of pacemakers in Monmouth, Ocean, and parts of Middlesex counties
  • In-services and education of pacemakers for physicians, hospital staff and nurses.


May 1995–January 1997          
Monmouth Cardiology, LLC, Long Branch, New Jersey
Cardiovascular Technologist 
Adult echocardiography, stress and thallium stress testing, holter scanning, pacemaker trans-telephonic monitoring and follow-up, EKG’s


ADDITIONAL COURSES, AWARDS, COMMITTEES, AND CREDENTIALS

September 1993-Present
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider Certified                         

May 2009-Nov. 2015
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified

July 2011-Nov.2015
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified

May 2015
Reiki Master Course Certificate, William Stevens, CFC, Asbury Park, New Jersey

December 2014                   
Leadership and Management for Every Nurse, Second Edition, Western Schools, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

December 2013
Healthy Aging, Updated 1st Edition, Western Schools, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Helping the Obese Patient Find Success, Western Schools, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts

December 2012
Wound Care Management and Healing, Second Edition, Western Schools, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts 

May 2012
Legal Nurse Consulting Course, KMartin Consulting, Absecon, New Jersey

November 2011               
Intermediate Trauma Course, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

May 2011
Stroke Core: Advanced Stroke Education, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

January 2011    
NIH Stroke Scale Certification, OptumHealth Education

May 2010
NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training, American Nurses Association

April 2010
Care Program, Clinical Scholar recognition, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

December 2010
ANCC Medical-Surgical Nurse Re-Certification

September 2009 
KCI Wound Vac Therapy course, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey 

June 2007 
Neuroscience Nurse Review, Integra Clinical Education

April 2007-April 2010
Cardiovascular Symposium, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

November 2006                                  
Performance Improvement Committees Including Religious and Cultural Beliefs, Pain Management of Post-operative Patients, Stroke Education Discharge, and Fall Prevention 

June 2006 
Polaris Award for excellence in patient care,  Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

March 2005
Cardiovascular Symposium, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, New Jersey

December 2005    
Telemetry Certified, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, NeptuneNew Jersey

November 1998
ANCC Medical-Surgical Nurse Certification

October 1997
Pacemaker Training, St. Jude Medical, Inc., Sylmar, California.  Included surgical experience at canine laboratory

December 1996
Pacemaker Training, ELA Medical, Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota

April 1996
Basic Pacemaker Follow-up, Medtronic, Inc., East Rutherford, New Jersey

March 1995
Echo 2000, St. Peter’s Medical Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey

April 1994    
Non-invasive Registry exam given by Cardiovascular Credentialing International 
Adult and Pediatric Echocardiography Course, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey

  

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES AND INTERESTS   Reiki Master
Monmouth County SPCA volunteer
Volunteer experiences at Clean Ocean Action, local hospitals and physical therapy practices
Fitness training and running, travel, music, wine and food, French speaking

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