Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Toxicology, Toxicology Poisonings, Toxicology Overdoses, Adverse Drug Reactions, Product Liability, Environmental Toxins, Organ Transplantation, Critical Care Nursing, Cardiac Nursing, General Nursing Care,
Expert Witness No.1239
January 1998-June 1989
Darton College School of Nursing, Albany, GA
January 1985-January 1986
Thomas Tech, Thomasville, GA
September 1978-June 1981
Central High School, Thomasville, GA
Work Experience (RN):
August 2001 to present:
Staff Nurse Cardiovascular/Heart-Lung Transplant Units
A Local Medical Center
Duties included general nursing care with a heavy emphasis on patient education and rehabilitation. This unit cares for patients prior to heart/lung transplantation, and post transplantation surgery once stable. Other patients include postoperative CABG and thoracotomy patients who are a minimum of 24 hours post operative and are stable. Patients predominately ambulatory.
March 1993 to August 2001
Certified Specialist in Poison Information Florida Poison Information Center
Located at Shands Jacksonville (Formerly University Medical Center)Jacksonville, Florida
Duties include telephone triage and management of the poisoned patient both in the home and healthcare settings. Some drug information was provided to health care professionals. Required specialized training in toxicology and pharmacology.
November 1991-March 1993
Staff and Charge Nurse SICU – Methodist Medical Center
Duties included general nursing care of the critically ill surgical patient such as patients requiring intubations, hemodynamic medication administration and monitoring.
October 1990-December 1993
ER, ICU, Home Health, RN staff relief , Consolidated Staffing
Duties included home health care and staff relief as assigned to all areas including medical/surgical, Emergency Department, telemetry, and all Critical Care areas
February 1990-September 1990
Staff Nurse, Telemetry – St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Duties included general nursing care of predominately ambulatory patients requiring continuous cardiac monitoring, as well as patients suffering from Congestive Heart Disease, those returning from heart catherization, PTCA, and prior to CABG surgery
June 1989-February 1990
Staff Nurse, Critical Care – Memorial Medical Center
Duties included general management of the critically ill patient, both medical and surgical. Most patients required intubation and mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic medications and monitoring, and intense nursing care.
LPN work experience and professional references available upon request.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)
Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI)
BLS (Basic Life Support)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Member International Society of Transplant Nurses, NE FL Chapter
American Heart Association
American Diabetes Association