Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience in Nursing and Life Care Planning. My expertise in acute care nursing services including triage, trauma, and primary emergency nursing services to patients of all ages. I am also experienced with medical record analysis, case evaluation regarding adherence to or deviation from the standard of care, and estimating lifetime medical costs for catastrophic events and chronic conditions. I work with California prisons and parolees to determine if their medical care is in accordance with regulatory and department standards, and will then work to identify potential risk management issues and promote risk reduction. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: medical record analysis and case evaluation regarding adherence to or deviation from the standard of care; literature research, comprehensive medical chronologies, and written summaries.
My consulting services include: Staff Nurse; Emergency – acute care nursing services to all types and ages of emergency patients while directing the operations of the emergency department; Life Care Planning, Case Management, Medicare Set Aside Allocation, and estimating the lifetime medical costs for catastrophic events and chronic conditions; Nursing, Assistant Professor – periodic clinical instruction to nursing students; policy development and program recommendations while applying recognized clinical standards and quality principles.
I have been a registered nurse for over 36 years and am currently employed in risk management.
|Master's||Nursing||California State University|
|Master's||Public Administration||Health Services Administration|
|Bachelors of Science||Nursing||California State University|
|Bachelors of Science||Zoology||Davis||CA|
|Case Management Certificate Program|
|Life Care Planning Certificate Program|
|Licensed Registered Nurse|
|State of California|
|California Public Health Nursing Certificate|
|Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified (MSCC)|
Awards & Affiliation
|State of California|
|Superior Accomplishment Gold Award|
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases