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SANE-A & SANE-P Nurse Practitioner Pediatric & Adult, Emergency Room Expert Witness

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Nurse Practitoner, Emergency Room, SANE, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Expert Witness No.2894

 

EDUCATION
2015-2017
South University
Masters in Science and Nursing (MSN)
Family Nurse Practitioner Program (Completion set for 4/17)
2015
Western Governors University
Bachelors in Science and Nursing (BSN)
Honors Society Member
Salt Lake City, UT

2004
Richland Community College
Associates in Applied Science and Nursing (AAS)
Honors Phi Theta Kappa 2003-2004
Decatur, IL

2000
Decatur Area School of Practical Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse
Decatur, IL

1997
Decatur Public School
H.S. Diploma
Decatur, IL

RELATED EXPERIENCE

FORENSIC NURSE CONSULTANT                                                                                            08/16-current

Consolidated Consultants

  • Independent consultant for expert testimony in cases of sexual and physical abuse of adults and children.  Review reports and photo documentation and render and opinion regarding the findings.

SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM COORDINATOR  03/2012- CURRENT
Rancho Springs Medical Center, Murrieta CA

  • Program Coordinator of Forensic Nursing Program (Including but not limited to): Recruitment and hiring of Forensic Nurses, scheduling and education.  Collaboration with Law Enforcement and local Rape Crisis Advocacy to ensure best patient practices.  Coordinate budgets, supply ordering, contracts with local police agencies, medical follow up and rape crisis.Coordinate Multi-Disciplinary Team monthly meetings within Southwest Riverside CountyBuilt and maintain all operations for satellite Sexual Assault Response Team program at Hemet Valley Medical Center, Hemet CA   (May 2015)

    As part of the team I perform exams on survivors of sexual assault and molestation including evidence collection, forensic photography and interview, provide expert witness testimony as needed

CONTRACT STAFF NURSE, CAMP PENDLETON NAVAL HOSPTIAL  02/2012-10/2015, Oceanside Ca

  • Provide primary care to an assigned group of patients of all ages on the Multi-Service Ward and Emergency Department

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT COORDINATOR

Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur IL  2009-2012

  • Successfully built a sexual assault forensic team in 2009; Coordinated the operations of up to 5 Sexual Assault Nurse examiners in an Emergency Care setting  //   Established bi-monthly SANE meetings    //    Performed Case Review on all SANE cases   // Maintained a locked secure room for SANE equipment, charts, and photographs    //    Collaborated with local Law Enforcement and Advocacy, court testimony

MACON COUNTY SEXUAL ASSULT RESPONSE TEAM COORDINATOR 2009-2012
MACON COUNTY, IL

  • Coordinated a community meeting bi-monthly to address the concerns of Sexual Assault
  • Encouraged Team Building and relationship building; Members included States Attorney, Advocacy, Child Protective Services, Police, Detectives, Crime Lab, Domestic Violence, and Victim Witness

 

EMERGENCY ROOM REGISTERED NURSE

Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur IL 2004-2012

  • Care for a diverse population of all ages and medical issues, including Sexual Assault

Rancho Springs Medical Center Emergency Department    2012- Current

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT COORDINATOR

Decatur Memorial Hospital Decatur IL 

Coordinated the operations of up to 5 Sexual Assault Nurse examiners in an Emergency Care setting  //   Established bi-monthly SANE meetings    //    Performed Case Review on all SANE cases   // Maintained a locked secure room for SANE equipment, charts, and photographs    //    Collaborated with local Law Enforcement and Advocacy, court testimony

MACON COUNTY Sexual ASSULT RESPONSE TEAM COORDINATOR

MACON COUNTY, iL

Coordinated a community meeting bi-monthly to address the concerns of Sexual Assault

Encouraged Team Building and relationship building.          Members included States Attorney, Advocacy, Child Protective Services, Police, Detectives, Crime Lab, Domestic Violence, and Victim Witness

 

Forensic Trainings Attended:

SANE PEDIATRIC TRAINING November 2014 Murrieta, CA

40 hour-Didactic course of the care of Pediatric Sexual Assault Victims <12 years old

SANE PEDIATRIC TRAINING Bloomington, IL 

24-hour Didactic course on the Care of Pediatric Sexual Assault Victims <13yrs old

SANE ADULT TRAINING Peoria, IL    

40-hour Didactic course on the Care of Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Victims >13yrs old

EMERGENCY ROOM LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE 2001-2004 Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur IL

Assumed care of a variety of patients with wide range of health problems //   Assisted RN with Sexual Assault patients

MEMBERSHIPS
IAFN (International Association of Forensic Nurses)
ENA (Emergency Nurses Association)
CSAIA (California Sexual Assault Investigators Association)

SEMINAR ATTENDENCE

Medical Aspects of Child Abuse Investigations  April 2010

Overcoming Challenges to Successfully Investigate & Prosecute Sexual Assault Training  May 2010

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children   June 2010

ADVANCED SANE Course    September 2010

Legal Update on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking    October 2010

8th Annual SANE Seminar  November 2010

Pediatric Case Review Training    June 2011

Complex Issues in Child Abuse Investigations  June 2011

End Violence Against Women International Conference  April 2012

Anti-Human Trafficking 101   October 2012

Maintaining the Chain of Evidence, Forensics, and Duties of a Coroner   November 2012

CSAIA 2013 Spring Conference  March 2013

RCRMC SART Conference- Moreno Valley CA   April 2013

SART Summit CCFMTC   August 2013

CSAIA Update   November 2013

CSAIA 2014 Spring Conference   March 2014

Annual SART Conference RCRMC   April 2014

Child Abuse Findings Update  September 2014

Homelessness and Sexual Assault in Teens Update   September 2014

CSAIA 2015 Spring Conference   March 2015

RCRMC SART Conference    April 2015

CSAIA 2016 Spring Conference    March 2016

RCRMC SART Conference    April 2016

CCFMTC Forensic Photography    May 2016

 

AWARDS

Outstanding Community Outreach for Sexual Assault                                                                                                                        

SART Nurse of the Year  2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Decatur Police Department

SANE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

In-service at roll-call to local law enforcement about SANE services how to handle a victim of rape

Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center

SANE

In-service to new volunteer advocates regarding hospital expectations and SANE role in caring for victims of sexual assault

Seminars to local Law Enforcement, First Responders, EMS and California Highway Patrol  2012- current

Annual In-service at briefings for local Riverside Sheriff Office, Murrieta PD, and Hemet PD 2013-current

Presenter to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office      2014

Outreach to local Emergency Departments and Walk-In Clinics   2013 to current

Mt. San Jacinto Community College- Annual all school in-service   2013, 2015, 2016

 

Licenses

  • PHN (Public Health Nurse) 2015-current California
  • RN, 2011-Present  California

 

Certifications

·         CPR

·         ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

·         PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support

·         CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse)

·         Conscious Sedation Administration Competent

·         Advanced Drug Competency

·         SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) (Adult/Pediatrics)

·         NIHSS Certified

·         Staff Nurse III

·         Triage

 

SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINATIONS

Performed >500 exams on victims ages 12 and older and 50+ Pediatric exams  2012-current

Performed 200+ exams on victims all ages   2004-2012

 

 


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