Medical Surgery Critical Care ICU Intensive Care Nurse Expert Witness

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LNC Legal Nurse Consultant Masters Prepared, Medical Surgery, Critical Care, ICU, Intensive Care Unit, Floor Nurse, Floor Nurse Supervision, Community Health, Home Health Psychiatric Nurse, Autism, Clinical Staff Nurse, Independent case management, nursing life care planning, medical assessment, disabled community, critical care, telemetry, medical surgical nursing, Supervisor Surgical Intensive Care unit, clinical staff nursing, care of open heart, surgical intensive care patients, Care of open heart patients, trauma patients, Group Home, School Developmentally Disabled

NURSING EDUCATION:

University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, Master of Science Degree in Nursing, December 1982.

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science Degree, August, 1978.

NURSING LICENSURE:

Maryland – since 1979
District of Columbia – since 1980
Virginia – Inactive

NURSING CERTIFICATIONS:

Health Care Provider BLS – expires May 2021
Health Care Provider ACLS – expires May 2021
TNCC – Trauma Nursing Critical Care Certification
Expires October 2019

NURSING EXPERIENCE:

George Washington University Hospital
Washington, D.C.
July 2016 to October 2018

PACU staff nurse in busy PACU of University teaching hospital and Level V trauma center. Handled complex neurosurgery, transplant, vascular and trauma postoperative patients. Surgical teams available 24 hours and frequents surgeries performed at night. Utilized Cerner computer charting.

George Washington University Hospital
Washington, D.C.
September 2003 to July 2016

Critical Care staff nurse in busy ICU of University teaching hospital and Level V trauma center. Handled open heart surgery, complicated trauma, neurosurgery and other medical-surgical ICU patients. Familiar with monitoring, arrythmias, ventilators, arterial and central lines, tubes, Swan Ganz catheters, Cardiac Outputs, vasoactive medication drips and other ICU implements. Utilized Cerner computer charting.

Director of Nursing CSAAC
2013 to 2016
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children
Independent case management, nursing life care planning, and medical assessment and consulting for developmentally disabled individuals in the community. Insuring compliance of agency with Maryland Department of Disabilities standards with respect to all nursing care issues. Training of all non-professional staff with regards to delegable nursing duties;

Secure Care Services, Inc.
Director of Residential Services
Acting Director of Nursing
Silver Spring, Maryland
May 2007 – July 2008
Independent case management, nursing life care planning, residential and medical assessment, insuring compliance of agency with Maryland Department of Disabilities standards with respect to all residential care issues for individuals with developmental disabilities;

Director of Nursing
January 2000 – 2007
CSAAC Nurse Consultant
2004 – 2006
1995 – 1999
Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children
Independent case management, nursing life care planning, and medical assessment and consulting for developmentally disabled individuals in the community. Insuring compliance of agency with Maryland Department of Disabilities standards with respect to all nursing care issues. Training of all non-professional staff with regards to delegable nursing duties;

Staff Nurse
September 1986 – 2003
Maryland Professional Staffing Services, Bethesda, Maryland
Intensive Care Nurse for Independent Agency

Nurse Risk Manager
Part time – 1990
Department of Quality Assurance and Risk Management
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Assisted director with reviewing of incident reports involving nursing care, conduct internal investigation of claims and incidents.

Assistant Head Nurse
1983 – 1986
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Weekend Administrative Supervisor for Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Staff Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care
1982 – 1983
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.

Nursing Supervisor
1981 – 1982
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C.
Night Administrative Supervisor for the Shock Trauma and Medical/Surgical Nursing Divisions. Administratively responsible for staffing, nursing care, patient and family concerns, media issues, and other administrative issues;

Staff Nurse, Coronary Intensive Care
1979 – 1981
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

Staff Nurse, Medical Unit
1978 – 1979
Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia

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