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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Nurse and Legal Nurse Consulting

Keywords/Search Terms:

intensive care, critical care, legal nurse consulting, expert witness, cardiac care, charge nurse, ventilator management, vasoactive medication management, cardiac surgery


Bachelor's Operations Management, Northern Illinois University; Associate's Nursing, South Suburban College

Years in Practice:


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Additional Information

17 years of successful clinical nursing experience, predominantly in critical care.  Managerial experience includes roles as House Supervisor, Clinical Manager, Clinical Coordinator, and Charge Nurse. Successfully completed clinical training from the Mayo Clinic of Arizona Hospital. Proficient Rapid Response and Code Team nurse. General nursing standards of care: Intensive Care Unit, Telemetry, and Medical/Surgical environments. Expert in Code Blue protocols and national standards for cardiac arrest resuscitation (BLS/ACLS). Post-op cardiac surgery management (coronary bypass, transplant, valve replacement, TAVR). Manage nursing care for acute heart attack and post-heart catheterization. Monitor and provide interventions on mechanical cardiac assist devices (Heartware, Heartmate series), intra-aortic balloon pump and Impella. Delivery of post-vascular surgery care for aortic aneurysm, fem-pop bypass, and carotid endarterectomy patients. Adept in pacemakers, implanted cardioverter-defibrillators, sepsis, septic shock, vasopressor medication management, ventilator-dependent respiratory failure, ARDS, and ECMO (V-V). Qualified in continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT). Experienced in pulmonary, arterial, venous thromboembolisms/EKOS catheter, TPA management, invasive catheters (central venous, arterial, pulmonary artery), and critical drug overdoses. Management of severe metabolic disorders related to diabetes, liver and kidney failure and surgical recovery for whole organ transplant recipients (heart, liver, kidney). Advanced neurologic monitoring (external ventricular drains). COVID-19 direct patient care and strict guidelines pertaining to personal protective isolation protocols. High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations, requiring poise and diplomacy to ensure patients receive the utmost care. Strong problem solving and the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within an organization to provide results within a fast-paced and continuously evolving environment. Communicate clearly and professionally in order to routinely interact with patients, families, healthcare executives, and employees. Uphold current knowledge and understanding of emerging healthcare trends.