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 Expert  725992

Expert in Critical Care Nursing, Nursing Student Liability, Critical Care Technology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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After 30 years of clinical practice, as well as her recent teaching experience, she feels confident to describe herself as a "expert" in critical care nursing. Although there is always so much to learn, she feels she makes a most concerted effort to keep herself informed by reading current journals and staying on top of many of the changes that are constantly occurring in this highly technical specialty.

She has had tremendous varying experiences in the field of critical nursing and seeks to continually keep her heart and soul in this area of practice.



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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Waterbury, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1990   MSN   Nursing Administration   Anna Maria College   Magna Cum Laude
1979   BSN   Nursing   St. Anselm College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to 2007


Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital




Director of Quality Management & Education


Responsible for all regualtory agency compliance, quality management and performance improvement activities; patient satisfaction data and communication of the data to staff, general education including orientation and annual competency development and monitoring

2002 to 2007


Becker College




Adjunct Professor of Nursing


Responsible for classroom lecturing, clinical instruction in various healthcare institutions with nursing students, laboratory experience demonstration and evaluation and student tutoring.

1990 to 2002


St. Vincent Hospital


Critical Care


Nurse Manager


Performed all managerial aspects of critical care in a 37-bed combined (medical. surgical, cardiac and cardio-thoracic) adult ICU. Duties included managing the budget, hiring, firing, evaluating and communicating with a staff of 60 plus FTE's. Co-charged committes to assure excellent patient outcomes based on evidence-based practice. Monitored patient outcomes with quality improvement activities. Managed overall patient satisfaction information including personal control of all verbal/written patient/family complaints.

1980 to 1990


St. Vincent Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Fallon Clinic




Staff Nurse


Staff nurse in various settings- ICU, OR/Recovery Room, Out-Patient Clinic from the start of her nursing career to gain clinical experience. Primary focus was on critical care preparing for her role as nurse manager.

Career Accomplishments:

Inducted in Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurses MSN: Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Member of ANA


MA RN License MSN in Nursing Administration CRRN: Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing CCRN: Formerly certified in critical care nursing

Professional Appointments

Committee chair: Quality Council, Education Committee, Ethics Committee, JCAHO Prep Team

Member of the following committees: Medical Executive, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Safety Committee


Ist recipient of the Helen Marie Smith Award for Excellence in Critical Nursing

Selected for appointment to Sigma Theta Tao

Publications and Patents Summary

She has 3 publications and awaits approval for another publication. She developed many competency training modules that were incorporated into corporate annual trainings.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
She participated in 2 litigation cases while managing the ICU's. She was a witness for the hospital defining best practice, policy and procedure and staff competence.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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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.

Market Research:
She was charged with the cost analysis on all new products and was authorized to challenge products that appeared to lack quality. She conducted staff opinion during clinical trials of all new products.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

"The Medical Record: The Only Witness that does not Die": A program she developed for staff competency in adequate documentation.

The Nurse Manager: Defending the Practice of staff": A workshop

She filled in for the Risk Manager in her absence while the expert was in the Rehab facility requiring knowledge of high-risk practice, error reduction, divulging errors and working with corporate legal when necessary.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

In the ICU, she was very involved in vendor selection for all new products as well as being a member of the "Value Analysis committee." During her tenure in the ICU, they buit and moved into a new facility requiring the purchase of many new products and training staff on the move process, new equipment and safe transferof patients from one facility to the next.

Other Skills and Services

Many years of ICU experience dealing with the "Sickest of the sick within the hospital;" she was involved from the grass roots on the design of the new hospital (most specifically the critical care center; she scheduled all inservices and training for all new equipment assuring adequate clinical education for all staff; she was the director of the in-patient move of over 200 patients to a new facility which occurred during a nurses' labor strike; she maintained a budget neutral operation with cost justifdications based on need: she approved all overtime related to staffing changes or needs for additional staff during periods of high census and acuity.


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