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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Anesthesiology and Nurse Anesthetist
Specialty Focus:Airway Management, CRNA, Trauma, Endoscopic Anesthesia, Dentistry Anesthesia, Plastics Anesthesia, Office Based Anesthesia, Vascular Anesthesia, Burn Anesthesia, Orthopedic Anesthesia, ENT, Ambulatory Surgery Center, PACU, Informed Consent, Medication Errors, Patient Safety
Education:MSN, Union University; BSN, Baptist College of Health Sciences
I am a meticulous and motivated nurse anesthetist with 20+ years of critical care nursing experience and 12 years as a nurse anesthesiologist. The majority of my years in anesthesia were in a Level 1 Trauma center. In addition to my Level 1 Trauma experience, my anesthesia practice has been located within a variety of institutional hospital based sizes, including rural hospitals and outpatient settings across multiple states. I hold APN licenses in Tennessee and Mississippi. I have served as a clinical preceptor for student nurse anesthetists training programs throughout my career. Having worked in multiple facilities, with multiple surgeons, and with many different patient populations, it has afforded me with a strong anesthesia background for diverse procedures and techniques involving different modalities of anesthesia. Besides my experience in traditional hospital based practices, I have had the opportunity these past four years to transition into being a solo practicioner without the supervision of an anesthesiologist. Being a solo practitioner has afforded me the chance to work more often in office-based clinics and in ambulatory surgery centers, which are locations with the fastest-growing venue for the delivery of anesthesia outside the traditional hospital-based operating room, and represent the highest growing number of deaths outside of a hospital. I believe my experience and knowledge working in these types of surgical suites, with their lack infrastructure and safety nets, that are inherent in hospitals, would prove beneficial to any medical malpractice anesthesia litigation.