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Acls Medical Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1812

North Carolina


7/07 – Present, A Private Medical Center in North Carolina
Nursing Supervisor
Reports to VP of Nursing
Oversees operations of entire hospital for night shift
Supports nursing staff in all aspects of patient care
Does PRN as Staff Nurse in ED to maintain ED skills
Acts as resource for entire nursing staff
Obtaining medications and needed medical equipment

8/06 – 7/07, A Private Medical Center, NC
Clinical Manager – ED
Continue with Staff Nurse responsibilities (50% of time)
Carry out process improvement duties
Review charts for patients who are transferred to another facility, restrained or consciously sedated
Assist Department Director with
Developing policies and procedures for the ED
Assuring staff competencies
Preparation of working schedule for 53 employees

12/04 – 8/06, A Private Medical Center, NC
Staff Nurse ED
Responsibilities – see Staff Nurse – Emergency Department (below)

3/03 – 12/04, A Private Medical Center, Greensboro, NC
Staff Nurse
Staff nurse in Critical Care Transport setting. Riding on ambulance and caring for critically ill or injured patients with the need to be transported to a higher level of care.
Responsible for Category II Nursing functions:
Insertion of Femoral Lines
Needle Crichcothyroidotomies
Chest Decompressions

3/00 - 3/03, A Private Medical Center, Greensboro, NC
RN III/Charge Nurse of Express Care
Worked in collaboration with the physician staff to reopen Express Care
Responsible for planning and implementing the following:
Setting standards of care
Setting hours of operation
Works the staff area

1/99 - 3/2000, A Private Medical Center, Greensboro, NC
Staff Nurse,  Emergency Department
Assumed position at  Hospital to be in the same city as new spouse.
Resumed being closer to patients.
Responsibilities similar to those listed for ED staff nurse at Northeast Medical Center.

11/97- 1/99, A Private Medical Center, Concord, NC
Clinical Director, Emergency Services/Quick Care/Special Events
Responsible for 24 hour operation of emergency department and Quick Care with patient visits numbering approximately 90,000 annually with an operating budget of 6 million dollars
Responsible for overseeing functions of the Special Events Program
Responsible for 100 FTEs
Responsible for all clinical operations – maintaining budget, management of personnel
Serves on inter-departmental committees (patient care services/communications/pathways)
Designed and implemented a new triage/registration process that decreased total average turn-around time by 20 minutes
Overseeing the completion of the new emergency department  (89% larger than present department) and working with the staff to design protocols and processes to meet the needs of the community in the new department
Reports directly to VP of Patient Care Services

6/97- 11/97, A Private Medical Center, Concord, NC
Charge Nurse - 2nd Shift
Managed general operations for 2nd shift in emergency department
Performed management of personnel including performance evaluations, counseling, disciplinary actions, etc.
Worked together with management team to optimize overall performance of emergency department
See duties of Staff Nurse -  1986 - 1989

1995-1997, A Private Medical Center, Concord, NC
EMS Nurse-Liaison
Acted as the liaison between PMC and the county EMS organization
Instructor for various classes for continuing education for the county EMS organization
Served on the Quality Improvement Committee for the county EMS
Organized and instituted the MICN program for PMCl
Worked with EMS Medical Director and the EMS Operations Manager to implement and institute county EMS protocols

1989-1995, A Private Medical Center, Concord, NC
Charge Nurse - 3rd shift - Emergency Department
See duties performed/responsibilities for Charge Nurse-2nd shift - Emergency Department,
6/97 - 11/97

1986–1989, A Private Medical Center, Concord, NC
Staff Nurse - Emergency Department
Assessment of patients
Carried out treatments
Responded in emergency situations
Managed and maintained emergency equipment
Assisted physicians with emergency procedures

1974 – 1986, A Private Medical Center, Concord, NC
Staff Nurse/Relief Charge Nurse – Coronary Care Unit
Managed an assignment of patients
Served as a member of the Cardiac Arrest Team
Assisted with Cardioversions
Assisted with insertion of temporary and permanent pacemakers
Acted as charge nurse during the absence of the unit charge nurse


1970-1974, Cabarrus Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Concord, NC - Diploma in Nursing
Completed several courses towards BSN at Rowan Cabarrus CC


State chairperson for Pediatrics for NCENA, 2007-2008
Certification in PALS, 2003-2008
Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation, 2003 – 2005
ENCARE Trainer/’94 - Present - ENCARE Provider, 1996 - Present
MICN, 1995 - 1999
EMT, 1995 - 1999
ENPC Instructor/Faculty/’93 - Present - ENPC Provider, 1994 - Present
TNCC Instructor/Faculty/’92- Present - TNCC Provider, 1994 - Present
CEN, 1994 - Present
BCLS Instructor, 1988 - Present
ACLS Instructor, 1986 – Present

Professional Organizations

President -- NCENA - 2008 & 2009
Chairperson for Pediatrics for NCENA, 2006 – 2007
President ENA – Foothills Chapter, 2006Secretary – NCENA, 2005
Secretary ENA – Foothills Chapter, 2005
President for the Piedmont Emergency Nurses Association, 2003
President-Elect for the Piedmont Emergency Nurses Association, 2002
Alcohol Awareness Chairperson for North Carolina, 2002 – 2003
ENCARE Chairperson for North Carolina, 2000 - 2002
President For North Carolina Emergency Nurses Association, 2000
President Elect for NCENA (president for year 2000), 1999
Member of ENA National Bicycle Safety Committee, 1/99 – 2002
Chapter Representative to NCENA, 1/98 – 2002
President  Metrolina ENA, 1996 – 1997
ENA State Secretary, 1996 – 1997
VP & State Council Chapter Rep of Metrolina ENA-, 1994 – 1995
State ENA Symposium Planning Committee, 1994
State Delegate to National ENA General Assembly (13 consecutive years), 1994 – 2006
Chair for ENCARE for North Carolina, 2000 – Present
Member of Emergency Nurses Association, 1992 – Present


Appointed one of the Great 100 Nurses in the state of NC, 2004
Winner of GEM award on two separate occasions at Moses Cone, 2002-2003
Nurse Excellence Award for the Moses Cone Emergency Department, 2001
Most Dedicated EMS Supporter RN for Region F – EMS, 1996
North Carolina Emergency Nurse Excellence Award from NCENA, 1996


Available upon request.

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