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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Legal Nurse Consulting and Nurse

Specialty Focus:

Surgeries: General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Urology Surgery, URO/GYN Surgery, GYN Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Transplants (Liver & Kidney) Surgery. Operating Room Nurse.

Education:

MSN, Grand Canyon University; BSN, Grand Canyon University

Years in Practice:

21

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:

2

Additional Information

I have been an RN since 1999 in the operating room, both as a circulator, a scrub, and Perioperative Clinical Educator. My experience ranges from Level 1 trauma to outpatient surgery center. I have experience in the surgical specialties of cardiac, general, gynecology, orthopedic (spine) plastics, and urology. I also have assisted with the implementation of the DaVinci Robotic program in the specialties of cardiac, gynecology, and urology. I have been employed in Scottsdale, AZ since August 2009, where I perform the duties of scrub and circulator. I was promoted to Clinical Nurse Educator in April 2015 for Shea and Piper Perioperative Department (OR, pre-op, PACU, Endoscopy, and CSPD). In this position I educated staff in the newest technologies and remain current with policies and procedures. I also reviewed and updated policies for the hospital system. I was also the Laser Safety Officer for the Scottsdale campus. I have also successfully concluded several AORN: 101 Perioperative Programs. I was a member of the New Technology and Value Analysis Team (VAT). As mentioned above, I have returned to the OR as of February 2019. My surgical experience began in 1994 as a private scrub, after which I attended a surgical technology program. In 1999, I graduated with an ADN; in 2012 I earned my BSN followed by my MSN-Leadership in 2014, both from Grand Canyon University. I also have CNOR certification and am a member of AORN. I am presently an Adjunct Faculty Clinical Nursing Instructor for Scottsdale Community College. I have also completed several Legal Nurse Consulting cases as well as the Legal Nurse Consulting online modules through AALNC.