Expert in Pediatric Nursing (with Doctorate)
Expert ID: 735818 Alabama, USA
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Daphne, AL Mobile, AL
|Year: 2010||Degree: Doctorate of Nursing Practice-DNP/ Nurse Education Certificate||Subject: Pediatric Primary Care-Adolescent Athletes with Sickle Cell Trait||Institution: University of South Alabama|
|Year: 2001||Degree: MSN||Subject: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care/Clinical Nurse Specialist||Institution: University of South Alabama|
|Year: 1997||Degree: BSN, BS||Subject: Bilogy and Nursing||Institution: University of South Alabama|
|Years: 2005 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Associate Professor||Department: Maternal Child Nursing||Responsibilities: Coordinator of the largest Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program in the nation. Coordination with Pediatricians and Pediatric Nurse Practitioners throughout the nation to provide learning experiences for our students. Making out of state clinical site visits to meet with students, preceptors, and tour clinical facilities. Training medical students, medical residents, and nurse practitioner and nursing students in our university simulation program with standardized patients and equipment. Publishing in peer reviewed journals and presenting at the state and national level on various topics of pediatric nursing. Worked directly with students to care for patients in the children's hospital and at various summer camps.|
|Years: 2017 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner||Department: Department of Pediatrics||Responsibilities: Practicing as nurse practitioner part time while working full time in the job described above.
Responsible for my own clinic seeing primarily pediatric hematology patients. I coordinated with other specialists including hospital physicians with regards to admissions, discharges, and procedures. Many of these patients are on medications requiring monthly follow up and lab draws. Because of this we would address the majority of their general pediatric primary care needs since most patients saw us more than their PCP.
|Years: 2012 to 2015||Employer: Baldwin County Schools||Title: School Nurse||Department: Nursing||Responsibilities: Functioned as a school nurse in various schools in the county (elementary, intermediate, middle, and high schools) part time as needed. Coordinated with physicians, parents, and school administrators to care for children during school hours. I took care of a large number of children with diabetes including monitoring blood sugar, diet, and administration of insulin and glucose. In addition many children had asthma requiring respiratory assessments and administration of bronchodilators, and inhaled corticosteroids. Mediation administration for various illnesses. Care of children with chronic illness including tube feeding, and suctioning tracheostomy. Management of acute illness and minor trauma.|
|Years: 2014 to 2015||Employer: Camp Mac||Title: Camp Nurse||Department: Nursing||Responsibilities: Worked as a camp nurse for a 4 week session for two summers. Worked with a nursing assistant to be the only two medical providers at a large summer camp for children in the Mountains of AL. Managed medication administration and took care of children with chronic illness such as Diabetes, Asthma, and Cystic Fibrosis. First aid, managing acute illnesses, wound care, and trauma were also some of my responsibilities.|
|Years: 2000 to 2005||Employer: University of South Alabama Children and Women's Hospital and Clinic||Title: Nurse Coordinator/Pediatric Nurse Practitioner||Department: Department of Pediatrics-division pediatric hematology oncology||Responsibilities: Coordinated and managed care of children with hematologic and oncology conditions. Worked in both the hospital and clinic daily to manage and care for these patients. Lumbar punctures, intrathecal chemotherapy, and bone marrow aspiration and biopsy procedures.|
|Years: 1997 to 2001||Employer: University of South Alabama Children and Women's Hospital||Title: RN/ Charge Nurse/ Transport team member||Department: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit||Responsibilities: Worked in an 8-10 bed pediatric intensive care unit to care for infants-adolescents with various critical conditions including trauma, near drowning, RSV, various genetic syndromes, cardiac conditions, respiratory failure, poisonings, Diabetes-DKA, Burns, and multiple other conditions. Functioned as a charge nurse as well as a member of the transport team.|
|Years: 1995 to 1997||Employer: University of South Alabama (Medical Center/ USAC&W hospital)||Title: Nursing assistant||Department: Nursing||Responsibilities: Nursing assistant at both the adult and children's hospital|
|Years: 1993 to 1997||Employer: The learning Tree||Title: Residential Supervisor||Department: Group home||Responsibilities: Worked as a residential supervisor at a group home and school for children with behavior and communication problems. Worked directly with children to manage their daily needs and assist with medical needs. Coordinated with teachers and health care providers to assist in the management of these children.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2001 to 2001||Country / Region: Guatemala||Summary: Medical mission trip|
|Years: 1995 to 1993||Country / Region: England||Summary: Study Abroad-College Student|
|Associations / Societies|
|National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Society of Pediatric Nurses
Alabama Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
Bay Area Association of Nurse Practitioners
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care PNCB 2002-current
Nurse Educator-University of South Alabama 2010-current
Alabama Board of Nursing RN/APRN
Louisiana Board of Nursing RN/APRN
Oregon Board of Nursing RN/APRN
South Carolina Board of Nursing
|Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track coordinator
Graduate Faculty Organization Committee chair
|Awards / Recognition|
|Medical / Professional|
|Pediatric Nurse/Nurse Practitioner 20+ years|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|(2014). Perspectives Worth Sharing. Camps for Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Compass Point.
(2016). When to send your camper to the emergency room: Compass point.
(2016) Decreasing IV infiltrates in the pediatric patient. Pediatric Nursing.
(2015). Prevention and management of pediatric Sickle Cell Disease complications at camp. Compass point.
(2015). Reducing unnecessary head Computed Tomograpies in pediatric head trauma patients. Pediatric Nursing [revised and resubmitted]
(2014). Quality Improvement Project: Implementing Guidelines Supporting Noninvasive Respiratory Management for Premature Infants. The Journal of Neonatal Nursing.
PUBLICATIONS (Book Chapters)
(2015). Sexually transmitted infections. In F.A. Davis, Maternal/Child: need to Know Content Review plus NCLEX questions. [Manuscript in preparation].
(2015). Contraception. In F.A. Davis, Maternal/Child: need to Know Content Review plus NCLEX questions. [Manuscript in preparation].
|Expert Witness Experience|
|2018-current-Simon Law Firm, MO
2017-2019-Mcgowan Hood, SC
2011-2013 Eaton Banard Law, AL
|Spanish||Not fluent, but can get by in medical situations.|