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 Expert  107850

Expert in Nursing and Home Health Care

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied her background in nursing education to evaluate health problems related to a specific disease entity, such as HIV or AIDS. In 1985, Expert worked with the Health Department and a group of interested people to pioneer the care of HIV/AIDS patients, to provide physical, mental, and social well being of those patients and families. Training of RNs and other health care professionals was started by Expert.

Expert has applied her skills in collecting data, evaluating data, and making recommendations about quality assurance, policy and procedure changes, and JCAHO standards.

Expert applied her background in education and nursing for over 15 years in home health care, covering many aspects from orientation, staff development, crisis management, as well as meeting JCAHO and HCFA standards for home health aide training.

Expert participated in the Corporate Policy and Practice Administration to ensure compliance with biohazardous waste. She instructed all new employees about the policies and did periodic checks related to compliance.

Using her background and expertise in home health care, Expert has instructed all levels of personnel about the infection process, ways to prevent infection--the professional's practices as well as the environmental factors. Such practices, by all levels of staff, needed to be evaluated, updated and improved. She has kept a detailed log of infections, noting trends and other specifics.

Expert managed the health of student nurses in a hospital school of nursing and the health practices (pre-employment, annual, incidents) at two home care agencies. She chaired an interagency council on AIDS, managing volunteers and resources.


health assessment


human health assessment


reason for encounter


health care


human rights


health care system


home health care


home health care waste management


infection control


infection prevention




health care management


nursing home training


nursing liability


nursing home




case management planning

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  and Canton, Ohio.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   PhD   Higher Education   University of Pittsburgh  
1963   MA   Education   Duquesne University  
1959   BSN   Nursing Education   University of Pittsburgh  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1997 to




Director of Education,


1993 to 1997


First American HIS Home Care


Clinical Supervisor/Staff Development,


1989 to 1992


Training and Development, Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County




1987 to 1989


Education Department, Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County




1985 to 1987


Continuing Education, Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County




1977 to 1985





Career Accomplishments:

Expert is President for District 6 of the Pennyslvania Nurses Association for the year 2000. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau (an Nursing Honor Society).


Expert received the 1996 Human Rights Award from the Pennsylvania Nurses Association. She won the Nurse-of-the-Year Award from the association's District 6 in 1995.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Caregiver Magazine  

Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness home health for consulting on home health care.
  • Nursing care expert for consulting on home health care nursing.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Distance Education: As director of education for a distance learning company, Expert was a supplier of content and live teleconferences for all levels of health care professionals. She has written content, objectives, and teaching techniques.

Continuing Education: Expert was the Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Pennsylvania Nurses Association and familiar with the continuing education requirements of nurses in Pennsylvania and other states. She has met with the Chief Nurse at the World Health Organization as is familiar with credentialing throughout the world.


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