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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Long Term Care and Nurse

Keywords/Search Terms:

Medical Records Review, Standards of Care, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Elder Abuse and Neglect, Patient Transfers, Pressure Injuries, Patient Falls, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Personal Care, Merit Screening/Review, Patient Specific Medical Conditions/Diagnoses, Merit Consultation, Adverse Events


Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales

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Additional Information

Ms. Donnelly is a licensed Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience working in Nursing Homes, Skilled Rehabilitation Facilities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities as a nursing assistant, charge nurse, and director of nursing. Her involvement in these settings has contributed to her strong knowledge base regarding standards of care, facility operations, and Federal, State, and Local Regulations. Ms. Donnelly has acquired extensive experience in developing policies and procedures, investigating incidents and unusual occurrences, auditing patient care, monitoring adherence to policies and procedures, providing education/training to staff, and ensuring regulatory compliance. Ms. Donnelly actively practices as a nurse within long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, and school settings. She continues to assist long-term care and short-term rehabilitation facilities with auditing and ensuing compliance with Federal, State, and Local Regulations, along with standards of care. Ms. Donnelly also applies her experience with hands-on care and nursing management through the continuing education and training programs she provides to various members of the health care teams. Ms. Donnelly's casework as a Nursing and Nursing Home Expert frequently involves investigations into falls, weight loss, dehydration, elopement, wrongful death, incidents of unusual occurrence, resident abuse and negligence, facility policies, procedures, and staffing. She also has casework experience regarding investigations into the assessment, planning, and treatment of children and adolescents within their schooling environment. Ms. Donnelly graduated from Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has completed upwards of 85 continuing education courses in the areas of Nursing Practices, Policies and Organizational Structures, Patient Care and Assessments, Disease Processes, Children and Adolescents, Abuse, and Elder Abuse. Ms. Donnelly is a Certified Dementia Care Specialist and a member of the American Nurse Association, Pennsylvania Nurse Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration.