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 Expert  726349

Expert in Respiratory Therapist, Pulmonary Function Testing, EMT


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Rhode Island (RI)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Critical/ Acute Care, current with Bird 6400, 8400, graphic monitoring, Servo 900, 300, Bear 1,2,5, MA-1, 7200 ventilators. Bird Avian transport ventilator, and Bird VIP neonatal/pediatric ventilator. Respironics Bipap machine, Quantum Bipap machine, end tidal CO2 monitoring, performed EKG's, phlebotomy, ABG's, as well as standard respiratory care. Clinical Instructor for all respiratory therapy students at this facility. Duties included midterm and final evaluation, competencies, grading on case presentations, and overall education for their clinical rotation.
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intensive care medicine

Experience with intubations both in-hospital and pre hospital (EMS). He implemented an intubation program when he was the Director of Respiratory at a previous hospital in RI. He developed the program which included, proving lecture/inservices to his staff, one on one manikin training, yearly competencies for intubation demonstration, yearly written test, along with OR time. Expert teachs ACLS both in hospital and in the EMS community, and he is a member of the Education Committee for the 911 ambulance which he is affiliated with. Expert teachs airway/intubation for the EMT-Cardiac classes, and refresher classes.
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airway management

Expert has been performing PFT's for over 12 years. He currently teaches PFT's at a local college and is the Director of the PFT lab at St. Vincent Hospital. Expert holds the highest PFT credential (RPFT) issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
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pulmonary function test

Expert is experienced with the following: 7200, 840's vision bipap, STD-3-, MA-1, I-vent, LTV-1200, Bird T-Bird,with Bird 6400, 8400, graphic monitoring, Servo 900, 300, Bear 1,2,5, Quantum Bipap machine, end tidal CO2 monitoring, performed EKG's,
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medical device

Expert has experience with intubations both in-hospital and pre hospital (EMS). Expert implemented an intubation program when he was the Director of Respiratory at a previous hospital in RI. Expert developed the program which included, proving lecture/inservices to his staff, one on one manikin training, yearly competencies for intubation demonstration, yearly written test, along with OR time. Expert teachs ACLS both in hospital and in the EMS community, and he is a member of the Education Committee for the 911 ambulance which he am affiliated with. Expert teachs airway/intubation for the EMT-Cardiac classes, and refresher classes.
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tracheal intubation

Therapist for 18 years working in critical and acute care settings. Worked with various ventilators over the years. Able to troubleshoot, and recognize any problems which may occur.
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ventilator


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

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1991   Associates   Cardio-Respiratory Care   CCRI  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Respiratory

 

Director Respiratory & Neurodiagnostic Services

 

Director of: Respiratory Care Department, Pulmonary Function Lab, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Bronchoscopies, EEG's, and a six bed Sleep Lab. Managing 33.8 FTE's including five Supervisors, a Secretary and a Registered Nurse. Other duties include: prepare budgets, payroll, hiring, discipline, training, QA, capital requests/purchases, Joint Commission and Department of Health visits, implementing protocols, policies, procedures, monthly department meetings, review payroll, scheduling, adjust staffing levels in accordance with census and other managerial responsibilities

2004 to 2007

 

Landmark Medical Center

 

Respiratory

 

Supervisor

 

Responsible for scheduling, performing PFT's, EEG's, EKG's, ABG's, Ventilator Care, ICU rounds, partake in daily assignment. Ventilators include PB 7200, Bird T-Bird, Vision Bipap, and Respironics STD-30.Other duties include meetings with director, teaching CPR and ACLS classes, preparing staff on Joint Commission and Health Department visits. Clinical Instructor for respiratory students. Manage daily operations within the department.

1997 to 2004

 

Westerly Hospital

 

Respiratory

 

Director of Cardio-Respiratory Care

 

Duties include: Managing Respiratory/EKG Department, hiring, disciplining, scheduling, payroll, performing annual reviews, developing policies/procedures, preparing for Joint Commission, and Health Department, budget development, capital purchases, QA/QI, initiated intubation program, teach various ACLS, PALS, CPR, and NRP classes to hospital staff, developed Therapy Driven Protocols, perform Pulmonary Function Testing, and initiated Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.

1991 to 1997

 

Memorial Hospital of RI

 

Respiratory

 

Supervisor

 

Duties included: Daily Management of staff therapists, preparing assignments, interact with ancillary departments, Doctors, and Nurses, performed sleep studies, set up ventilators for V/Q scans, liaison for Pediatric Planning team, recertified staff in CPR, and NRP


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

AARC

Licenses/Certifications

National Board for Respiratory Care; • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) • Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialists (RRT-NPS) • Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT)

Cardiovascular Credentialing International • Certified Cardiographic Technician (C-CT)

American Heart Association • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR/AED/First Aid) – Instructor 20 years • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) -Instructor 10 years • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Instructor 8 years

American Academy for Pediatrics • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – Instructor 11 years

Professional Appointments

RESPIRATORY ORGANIZATIONS 2009- President Elect-Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care 1998- Past President- Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care 1998- Long range planning committee- Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care 1997- President -Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care 1996- President Elect-Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care 1996- Scholarship committee-Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care 1993-95 Photographer- Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION

2002-2003- President of Hope Valley Ambulance Service 2009 Member of Hope Valley Ambulance Education Committee


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for respiratory departments for consulting to evaluate respiratory department.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Expert for consulting on wrongful death / medical malpractice case.
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