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Registered Nursing Expert Witness

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

Florida

Education:

January 1998-June 1989

Darton College School of Nursing, Albany, GA

A.S. Nursing

January 1985-January 1986

Thomas Tech, Thomasville, GA

LPN Program

September 1978-June 1981

Central High School, Thomasville, GA

H.S. Diploma

Work Experience (RN):

August 2001 to present:   

Staff Nurse    Cardiovascular/Heart-Lung Transplant Units

A Local Medical Center

Jacksonville, Florida

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

Jacksonville, Florida

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

Jacksonville, Florida

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

Jacksonville, FL 

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

Jacksonville. Florida

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.

Certifications:

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)

Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI)

BLS (Basic Life Support)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

Professional Memberships

Member International Society of Transplant Nurses, NE FL Chapter

American Heart Association

American Diabetes Association

Groups

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