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Registered Intensive Care Nurse Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Critical Care Nurse, Intensive Care Nurse, Nursing, LNC, post operative, post operative, post op, Wound Care, RN ICU, ICU, Intestive Care Unit, Cardiac, Cardiac Catheterization, Dialysis, Criticial Care, Med Surg, Medical Surgical, Medical Surgical, IC CCU, Critical Care Unit

Expert No. 2461

California

Experience

Relief manager over ICU-CCU, Medical-Surgical, Orthopedics, Dermatology

Intensive Care/Critical Care/Med-Surg staff nurse

Open-heart patients/Intra-aortic balloon pumps/Continuous venous dialysis

Care and management of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

Adult cardiopulmonary/Ventilated patients (acute and chronic)

Conscious sedation for procedures in ICU and Interventional Radiology

Initiation of intravenous catheters and management of intravenous therapy

Management of epidural catheters and patient controlled analgesia

Skull Base Surgery

Medical/Surgical Patients

Neonatal Intensive Care-Level 1

Colostomy/Ileostomy Patients

Interventional Radiology

Skilled Nursing Facility Care/Rehabilitation

Wound Care Assessment and Management

Telemetry Monitoring

Stroke care (Accute and Chronic)

Moderate sedation procedures in ICU and Interventional Radiology

Skull Base Surgery

Dermatology

Fall Risk Assessments

Neonatal Intensive Care-Level 1

Certifications and Licensing

RN License-California

ACLS provider

BLS provider

Education

University of California, 9/95 to 6/96, Certification in Neonatal Nursing

Grossmont College, 9/87 to 9/88, Certification in Critical Care Nursing

Swedish Hospital School of Nursing, 9/70 to 5/73, Diploma in Nursing

Professional Experience

1983 to present,  Private Hospital San Diego, CA

Positions held-Intensive care staff nurse and relief shift manager full time. Interventional radiology part time since 2004. Neonatal ICU part time from 1996 to 2000. Medical-surgical manager 1/83 to 9/88.

Responsibilities- Direct patient care in ICU and sub-acute units, caring for variety of disease entities. Assist with central line insertion, arterial line placement and administering conscious sedation for numerous bedside procedures, such as bronchoscopies. Initiation and management of intravenous therapy.  Relief manager supervising and coordinating care of ICU patients. Assisting interventional radiologist with special procedures, i.e. stents, drain placement, angiograms.  Bedside care of neonates requiring intensive care.  Supervising nursing care and writing nursing evaluations on medical-surgical unit.

1976 to 1982, Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA

Staff nurse and assistant manager for medical surgical unit. Responsibilities-direct patient care for surgical and neurology patients, assisted with employee evaluations and writing of policies

1975 to 1975, Fairview-Southdale Hospital, Edina Minnesota

Staff nurse and relief charge

Responsibilities-patient care for surgical patients

1973 to 1975, Rochester Methodist Hospital (affiliated with Mayo Clinic), Rochester, Minnesota

Staff nurse on surgical unit

Responsibilities-patient care of surgical and dermatologic patients, including pre-and post-procedure education and discharge planning.

References

Available upon request.

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