Expertise DescriptionI have over 10 years of experience as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC). My experience includes management and clinical nursing in the long-term skilled care and hospice industry. I have consulted in the medical/surgical field, alternative living facilities, and private home settings. My expertise includes standard of care and regulations in skilled nursing facilities, Elderly Care, Elder/Abuse and Neglect, spinal cord injury, falls/restraint use, fall risk, psychotropic drug therapy, nutritionally at-risk patients, and knowledge of minimum data sets (MDS). I have extensive clinical familiarity with intravenous medications, routine medications, wound treatments, other patient emergencies, and various medical policies and procedures. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes Workers' Compensation: Spinal Cord Injury, Fall-Restraint/Safety issues, Elder Abuse / Neglect, and Long Term Skilled Care Medical Litigation.
My consulting services include Medical Record Reviews and Analysis, Analyzing and Interpreting Hospital Policies and Procedures, Preparing Requests for Production, Preparing Comprehensive Care Plans, Providing Comprehensive Home Visits to collect subjective and objective data based on the Nursing Process.
I have over 18 years of experience in the long term skilled care field. My experiences as an RN range from Supervisor, Assistant Director of Nursing, Staff Developer, fall investigator, teaching safe transfer, teaching patients/families, Care Plan Coordinator, CNA's, and licensed staff. I also have knowledge of the nursing process, scope and standards of practice, and OBRA guidelines.
I do not have experience working in a dialysis center, but I have taken care of many dialysis patients over the years.
I have 17.5 years experience in the long term care industry. Positions I have held include: Supervisor, Assistant Dir. of Nursing, Staff Developer, and Care Plan Coordinator. I have experience/knowledge in the standards of care/regulations concerning the care and treatment of elders in the long term care industry. I have experience educating licensed staff and nursing assistants, along with training. I have been responsible for chart audits and analysis to pinpoint and troubleshoot gaps in the clinical record. My experience also involves the clinical side that includes admissions, wound care, medication/IV administration and all other clinical aspects involving the care of residents in a long term care facility.
|Associates Degree||Nursing||Riverside Community College|
|Vickie Milazzo Institute Certification Program|
|Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)|
|Nurse Life Care Planner (NLCP)|
|Registered Nurse (RN) California License|
Awards & Affiliation
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases