Constance J Paine, RN, CCRN, LNCC Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: CP LegalMed Consulting
  • Phone: 619.997.8407
  • Fax: (619) 255-9501
  • Website: www.cplegalmed.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Legal Nurse Consulting and Critical Care Medicine

Specialty Focus: Critical Care Nurse, medical-surgical, nurse, legal nurse consultant, rapid response nurse, code nurse, stroke code certified, fall prevention, skin injury, nursing standards of care, post-op care, intravenous complication

Education: Diploma, Swedish School of Nursing

Years in Practice: >40

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 15


Additional Information

Clinically active in critical care and medical-surgical nursing for over 40 years. Have reviewed medical malpractice cases for defense and plaintiff in multiple states, product liability, personal injury. I have reviewed hundreds of cases involving missed treatments, failure to recognize patient decline, communication failures, hospital system failures and delay in treatment, to name a few. In addition to working on defense of nurses, I have reviewed cases for the Board of Registered Nursing in my state. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Licensed Registered Nurse (RN) for over 40 years NURSING EXPERIENCE Relief manager over ICU-CCU/ Medical-Surgical/Orthopedics Critical Care/Transitional Care/Medical-surgical staff nurse Wound Care Assessment and Management Fall risk assessment Rapid response/code team member Stroke code responder 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) Pre and post care of cardiac catheterization patients Telemetry monitoring Stroke care (acute and chronic)-work in a stroke certified hospital Moderate sedation for procedures in ICU and interventional radiology (Ex.: endoscopy, bronchoscopies, biopsies, etc.) Initiation of intravenous catheters and management of intravenous therapy Management of epidural catheters and patient controlled analgesia Skull Base Surgery Medical/Surgical Patients Dermatology Neonatal Intensive Care-Level 1 Colostomy/Ileostomy Patients Interventional Radiology Skilled Nursing Facility Care/Rehabilitation