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 Expert  722918

Expert in Emergency Room Nursing


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

West Virginia (WV)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is experienced in assisting physicians in emergency department control of arterial bleeding. He also assists physicians in the emergency department with arterial line placement and maintenance.

He is experienced in the care of patients with restrictive airway disease in an emergency department setting. He is knowledgeable of oxygen and medication administration. He is skilled in airway management, which includes the use of oral and nasal airways, endotracheal tubes, rapid sequence intubation, ventilator equipment, and application of various oxygen delivery systems based on the monitoring of oxygen saturation and patient history of disease.

Expert has experience in the insertion of peripheral access devices on daily basis. He provides assistance with physician insertion of central venous access devices and arterial lines. He obtains blood samples from these lines for laboratory testing, and does glucose monitoring using finger stick testing via a commercial glucometer system. He is also knowledgeable of the straight stick blood withdrawal technique.

He is experienced in the use of oxygen cannulas based on patient history of disease and oxygen saturation monitoring. He does cannulation of veins using peripheral access devices. He provides assistance to the emergency department physician with central venous and arterial access devices.

Expert is skilled in the application of fiberglass and plaster splints. He is experienced in assisting orthopedic specialists in cast application and removal in the orthopedic surgeon's office and in an emergency department setting.

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artery

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asthma

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blood sampling

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cannula

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cast (rigid dressing)

Expert developed a hypothermia protocol for the emergency department at a hospital. He also developed a hypothermia CEU self-study for hospital-wide training by the education department. He provided in-service training to emergency department personnel on the use of specific equipment necessary to care for the hypothermic patient.

Expert has done clinical research utilizing peer-reviewed nursing research articles for the development of protocols for the emergency department. He has also done clinical research obtaining statistics for the orthopedic surgeon utilizing patient records for paper published on arthroscopic synovectomy. He has assisted with rabbit ear assay and loo punch biopsy protocol for comedogenicity testing of cosmetics for a dermatologist/researcher obtaining qualitative and quantitative data. He has assisted with a double blind research protocol utilized for testing of aloe vera-impregnated vigilon dressings, obtaining qualitative and quantitative data for a dermatologist publishing a paper on healing responses following dermabrasion procedure.

He is experienced in the treatment of patients with all forms of disease processes in the U.S. Navy, orthopedic office, medical surgical floor, urgent visit, and emergency department settings over a 25-year period. He is familiar with and experienced in the use of a wide range of disposable medical equipment used in hospital, office, nursing home, and outpatient surgical center. He has performed EKGs on patients with identification of acute myocardial infarction, dysrhythmias or ischemic processes over a 25-year span in office or hospital setting. He is experienced in telemetry monitoring of patients on the medical surgical floor and in the emergency department.

Expert has used and monitored electronic medical devices in outpatient and inpatient settings. Expert is expert in all facets of emergency care for all age groups in level III emergency departments. He has clinical experience in an acute care hospital setting. His areas of expertise include outpatient surgery, medical/surgical/telemetry, intensive care, and the emergency department. Expert is trained in the use of hemodynamic monitoring, telemetry, and ventilator equipment. He has 16 years of experience in the emergency medical system. He is presently a charge nurse in a level III emergency room.

Expert is experienced in the use of MAST trousers for unstable lower extremity fractures in trauma. He has used them on an infrequent basis for hemodynamically unstable trauma patients. He has 25 years of experience in the management of pain in patients in variety of settings in acute care and in medical office practice. Expert has Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification. He is trained and has emergency nurse pediatric care (ENPC) certification. He is knowledgeable of the use of the broslow bag and a variety of emergency interventions in the critical pediatric patient in the emergency department. Expert uses plastic disposable medical devices in medical office and acute care settings. Expert is proficient in obtaining urine samples from patients utilizing the clean catch method and aseptic straight catheter or Foley catheter insertions. He is trained in the appropriate use of wheelchairs.

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hypothermia

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clinical research

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disease

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disposable medical device

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electrocardiograph

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electronic medical device

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emergency medicine

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intensive care medicine

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emergency room nursing

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hospital

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life support system

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medical pneumatic compression device

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pain management

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pediatrics

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pediatric emergency nursing

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plastic medical device

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urine sampling

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wheelchair

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emergency medical service


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Charleston, West Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2003   RN, BSN   Nursing   Fairmont State College   Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
2001   ASN   Nursing   Excelsior College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Pierpont Center

 

Supervisor

 

In June went Per Diem as weekend supervisor to take contract with LeaderStat.

2014 to 2014

 

Leaderstat

 

RN Manager Consultant Heartland Beckley WV

 

Director of Care Delivery

 

Director of Care Delivery managing 15 employees on 2 wings with a census of 64 residents. 235 bed facility 7 wings 175 residents Long Term Care and Rehabilitation. Assisted in corporate transition to Stonerise from Heartland HCR.

2014 to 2014

 

LeaderStat consultant manager for Stonerise

 

RN Manager consultant Stonerise Harper Mills Beckley WV

 

Director of Care Delivery

 

Director of Care Delivery managing 15 employees on 2 wings with a census of 64 residents. 235 bed facility 7 wings 175 residents Long Term Care and Rehabilitation. Assisted in corporate transition to Stonerise.

2013 to 2014

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Pierpont Center

 

Nurse Practice Educator

 

Nursing Administrative role reporting directly to Director Nursing Service, I was requested back to fix the position as they were in survey window. My duties included Infection Control Officer Logs kept of all infection control tracking, and implementation of techniques in control of infectious disease daily and monthly, Employee Education, Resident Health and Safety, Employee Health and Safety, Corporate policy and procedure roll-outs facility wide. I supervised 135 employees in 175 bed facility with a census of 144. I accomplished a tag free survey of the assisted living facility ALF. Corrected major processes in education, employee retention, adherence to state guidelines. Further I made sure the facility complied with corporate policy. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of all staff and health related corporate and state required items. Excel spreadsheets of employee education and audited requirements monthly. I belonged to the safety committee, employee improvement committee, employee retention committee, quality assurance committee. I was weekend manager quarterly. I took call every three weeks for 7 days. Further I made sure the facility complied with corporate policy. Minimal tags in state survey. No care tags. The facility regained it's CNA program. The first profit of this center was made through a change in culture. In June went Per Diem as weekend supervisor to take contract with LeaderStat.

2012 to 2013

 

Hemodial+

 

Mobile Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis

 

Clinical Director

 

Hemodialysis Unit Clinical Director mobile hemofiltration at Fairmont General Hospital. Successfully passed Joint Comission inspection with 3 year recert. All Hemodialysis equipment serviced and inspected daily and weekly. Performed Acute HD and CRRT in ICU. Project management for new accounts. Created PR packet for submission. Opened a new opportunity with Preston Memorial Hospital for acute HD and CRRT. Managed 2 outpatient clinics The Kidney Center, and Gentle Dialysis Center. Adherence to strict medicare guidelines. Care of in-home peritoneal dialysis patients. I quoted the data collection and statistical values in regards to the meeting of medicare guidelines and quality measures in our monthly Medicare meeting.

2011 to 2012

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Pierpont Center

 

Nurse Practice Educator

 

Nursing Administrative role reporting directly to Director Nursing Service, I was requested back to fix the position as they were in survey window. My duties included Infection Control Officer, Employee Education, Resident Health and Safety, Employee Health and Safety, Corporate policy and procedure roll-outs facility wide. I supervised 124 employees in 175 bed facility with a census of 140. I successfully corrected major processes and assisted in a tag free survey of the assisted living facility ALF. Further I made sure the facility complied with corporate policy. My duties included Infection Control Officer: Logs kept of all infection control tracking, and implementation of techniques in control of infectious disease daily and monthly, Employee Education, Resident Health and Safety, Employee Health and Safety, Corporate policy and procedure roll-outs facility wide. Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of all staff and health related corporate and state required items. Excel spreadsheets of employee education and audited requirements monthly.

2007 to 2010

 

Fairmont General Hospital

 

Emergency Department

 

Clinical Quality/Trauma Coordinator

 

He is responsible for ED staff education. Chart auditing for clinical quality and core measure audits. Trauma registry coordinator for state trauma designation credentialing of hospital. Community service program coordinator. Responsible for ED daily financial reports. He also participates in the coordination of care and transfer to higher level of care of the trauma patient. He is also in charge of patient complaints and patient satisfaction of the emergency room patient. He reports directly to the director of the emergency department.

2001 to 2006

 

United Hospital Center

 

Emergency Department Level III

 

Charge Nurse/ Staff Nurse

 

Expert is involved in direction of personnel in the emergency department when working as a charge nurse. He carries out all patient care activities provided to the emergency room patient when working as a staff nurse.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Fairmont State College; and the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society, GWC.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Registered Professional Nurse in West Virginia (active); a certified emergency room nurse (CEN):a Licensed Practical Nurse West in Virginia (inactive); a Licensed Vocational Nurse in California (inactive); and an Emergency Medical Technician California (inactive). He is has been certified in Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum; Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; and is currently an AHA Basic Life Support Instructor.

Awards/Recognition

Expert has been honored with the following: National Expert's List, Fairmont State College; President's List, Fairmont State College; Expert's list, Fairmont State College; Meritorious Advancement in Rank, U.S. Navy; Meritorious Mast, U.S. Navy; Overseas Deployment Ribbon, U.S. Navy; Certificates of Appreciation for helpfulness in teaching nursing students at United Hospital Center; three Recognition, Reinforcement, and Rewards, United Hospital Center; Employee of the Month, United Hospital Center; Nine Member Service Awards, FHP Hospital; Extra Mile Award, FHP Hospital; Employee of the Month, FHP Hospital; and three Patient Satisfaction Awards, Pacifica Hospital.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has one publication.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert participated in a Luth Research Focus Group on stroke equipment development for use in an emergency department by nursing.
  • For Chadwick Martin Bailey, Inc., he participated in a survey consulting on surgical products and representation
  • For a medical panel, he provided phone consultation on peripheral inserted wing tip devices.
  • He participated in a survey, consulting on pharmaceutical brand names including ease of transcription and identifying uniqueness of names.
  • Expert participated in a Focus Forward survey, consulting on arterial lines with expert opinion of familiarity with companies and ease of preparation and use.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has servied as an expert witness for case:

11/05 Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Chimes & Richardson Attorneys at Law New Haven, Connecticut Expert Witness and Medical Record Review for Merit Case: William Genovese vs. Yale-New Haven Hospital, et al 06/05 Miller & Associates Trial Attorneys Alexandria Virginia Expert Witness and Medical Record Review for Merit Beattie vs. Albemarle Hospital, et al

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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.

 

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