Contact this Expert Witness
- Company: OR Futures, Inc.
- Phone: 7323305036 (Cell)
Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness
General Specialties:Nurse and Nursing Administration
Specialty Focus:Surgery, Nurse Educator, Cardiac/Vascular/Trauma/ Plastic Surgery, Total Joints, Fractures, Colon/Rectal Surgery, General Surgery, Fire Safety, Retained Foreign Objects/Sponges/Instruments, Operating Room Patient Positioning, Injury Prevention, Documentation/Chart Review
Education:Bachelors of Science, Drexel University; Associates of Science, Union College; Diploma, Elizabeth General School of Nursing
Years in Practice:42
With 42+ years in nursing, my career centers on perioperative services. I've excelled in roles including scrub, circulating nurse, charge nurse, coordinator, and also as an informaticist. My OR expertise spans Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedics, Plastic, and Trauma procedures. Over the last ten years, I've passionately delivered hands-on training and evidence-based perioperative instruction using the AORN Periop 101 Program to both experienced and new graduate nurses. Guiding individuals in acquiring new skills and empowering them to perform confidently brings me great satisfaction. My commitment to education has equipped numerous nursing professionals with essential knowledge and skills to provide safe patient care. In my 5-year role as a Quality Improvement Coordinator, I conducted retrospective reviews of inpatient medical records, resolving documentation discrepancies for the cardiovascular lab. This work honed my skill in identifying errors, enhancing patient safety and healthcare documentation accuracy. Furthermore, I've contributed to major healthcare facility expansions by facilitating dress rehearsals for new procedural areas. This involves identifying workflow gaps, enhancing staff comfort in the new environment, and ensuring adherence to Joint Commission and CMS requirements.