Ostomy Surgical Registered Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Registered Nurse, RN, Surgical Services, Clinical Coordinator, Wound Ostomy Continence Services, Ostomy, Medical-Surgical, Stroke,

Professional Summary

Masters-prepared Registered Nurse
Manager of Surgical Services
Clinical Coordinator of Wound Ostomy Continence Services
Certified Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurse
Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical/Stroke Unit
Certified Public Health Nurse
Lead Faculty Area Chair, Nurse Educator
Legal Nurse Consultant, Expert Witness
Clinical Expert Peer Reviewer

Licenses

Registered Nurse License, California

Public Health Nurse License, California

Current Certifications: CWOCN, ONS, BLS, ACLS, PALS

Professional Experience

Manager of Surgical Services
October 2018 to current
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Tracy, CA
Departments include: Operating Room, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Sterile Processing, Endoscopy, Same Day Surgery, Infusion, Pain Management, and Wound Ostomy Continence Services

Clinical Coordinator of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Center
November 2011 to October 2018
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital – Tracy, CA
Co-Chair, Sutter Health Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention (PUP) Safe Patient Mobilization Team
Member, Sutter Health Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention (PUP) Products Team
Pressure Ulcer/Injury Prevention Team Lead

Nursing Faculty, Lead Faculty Area Chair
2016 to current
University of Phoenix – Salida, CA
Courses facilitated include: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pathophysiology, Nursing Law & Ethics, and Pharmacology

Clinical Expert Peer Reviewer
2013 to current
Elsevier
Author/Peer Reviewer/Subject Matter Expert of published General and Home Health Nursing Skills

Legal Nurse Consultant, Expert Witness
2012 to current
Rankin Law – Oakland, CA
Pressure injury case
Bjork Lawrence, Attorneys at Law – Walnut Creek, CA
Pressure injury case
Hayes Scott Bonino & Ellingson, LLP – Redwood City, CA
Medical malpractice case
Delaney-Wiles, Inc. – Anchorage, Alaska
Medical malpractice case
Porter Scott Litigation Law Firm — Sacramento, CA
Medical malpractice case

Guest Speaker at Nursing Seminar (Stockton, CA)
May 2013
Capital Nursing Education
Wound Assessment and Documentation
Basics of Wound Care Part II

Lead Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurse
June 2008 to November 2011
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Berkeley, CA
Chair, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) Committee
Co-Chair, Sutter Health Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) Emergency Department Team
Co-Chair, Sutter Health Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) Safe Patient Mobilization Team
Member, Sutter Health Pressure Ulcer Prevention (PUP) Products Team
Member, Sutter Health Black Belt Project, CCU HAPU Reduction Team

Clinical Nursing Instructor
September 2005 to March 2011
California State University, East Bay – Hayward, CA

Annual Guest Wound/Ostomy Lecturer
2011 to 2016
California State University, East Bay – Concord, CA

Charge Nurse, Regional Stroke Unit
June 2004 to June 2008
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Berkeley, CA
Shining Star Service Excellence Awards, 2006-2008
Chair, Interdisciplinary Partnership Council 2008

Staff Nurse, Medical-Surgical Unit
May 2002 to June 2004
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Berkeley, CA

Care Associate I (Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomist)
May 1998 to May 2002
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Berkeley, CA
Extra Mile Club Member, March 2000

Education and Training

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA
Nursing Education
Master of Science in Nursing Degree—2009

California State University, Hayward
Hayward, CA
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree–2004

Chabot College
Hayward, CA
Associate of Arts in Nursing Degree—2002

Additional Information

AFFILIATIONS:

Wound, Ostomy, & Continence Nurses Society (2009-current)
Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Theta Nursing Honor Society (2008-current)
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) (2019-current)

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Medical Volunteer, Special Olympics Northern California (2005-current)
California Healthcare Disaster Volunteer (2009-current)

Groups