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Expert in Pediatric ICU Nurse

Expert ID: 735781 Virginia, USA

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I have been a pediatric ICU nurse for 11 years with a concentration in oncology and congenital cardiac anomalies. I have been a mentor, educator, and preceptor in the PICU as well as held the charge nurse role. My oncology experience is from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My cardiac experience is from UVA and Inova Children’s Hospital in Virginia. I have been an expert witness once before and found it very enjoyable. Currently I have a medical condition that prevents me from being a bedside nurse but I want to continue to make a difference in the medical field. This would also allow me to continue supporting my family financially.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Washington DC - Richmond - Manassas - Warrenton

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: BSN Subject: Nursing Institution: University of Memphis
Year: 2001 Degree: BS Subject: Microbiology Institution: Colorado State University
Year: 2000 Degree: BS Subject: Zoology Institution: Colorado State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: Inova Children's Hospital Title: Clinical 4 Nurse Department: PICU Responsibilities: -Care for patients immediately post-operative cardiac surgery
-Provide comprehensive care to a variety of patients requiring specialized care (ventilation, vasopressors, dialysis including Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT), Extracorporeal membrane Oxygenation (ECMO))
-Charge nurse for both units
-Educate staff on changes in practice as well as standards of care for the critical pediatric patient/cardiac patient
-Member of the Education Committee
-Preceptor and mentor for newly hired nurses
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: University of Virginia Health System Title: Clinical Nurse III Department: PICU Responsibilities: -Provide comprehensive care to a variety of patients requiring specialized care (ie., ventilation, vasopressors, and/or dialysis, ECMO)
-Preceptor and mentor for newly hired nurses
-Charge nurse for the unit
-Thoracic Cardiovascular (TCV) trained to care for cardiac patients immediately post operative
-PICU Practice Council
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Title: Pediatric Oncology Nurse II Department: PICU Responsibilities: -Provide comprehensive care to hematology/oncology and stem cell transplant patients requiring specialized care (ie., ventilation, vasopressors, and/or dialysis)
-Preceptor and mentor for newly hired nurses
-Member of PICU unit council and Evidenced Base Practice council

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
2011-Present Registered Nurse - Virginia Board of Nursing, Expires 7/2020
2009 - Present ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) Trainer City of Hope National Medical Center
2012-2019- Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) American Association of Critical Care Nurses
2012-2018- Basic Life Support American Heart Association
2012-2018- Pediatric Advanced Life Support American Heart Association
2010-2018- APHON Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
2015-2018 Advanced Trauma Certified Nurse Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses
Awards / Recognition
Nursing Star Award, Inova Children’s Hospital
Bravo Award, University of Virginia
Certificate of Appreciation for Preceptorship, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
L.P. Whitehead Nursing Scholarship, University of Memphis
Honor Award Certificate for West Nile Outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 3 publications. One with the Centers for Disease Control about the genetic relationships between 2 virus. The other two were while working at Denver Children's Hospital regarding the importance of RSV antibodies in cord blood.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
I have done one expert witness case regarding a child who underwent a spinal fusion.
Training / Seminars
ELNEC training as well as "train the trainer" certification

Fields of Expertise

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