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Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care
1058 7th Street
Santa Monica CA 90403
USA
phone: 661-916-3015
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Douglas Aberg Hospice Palliative Care Expert PhotoDouglas Aberg, RN BSN PHN CHPN, has 23 consecutive years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Care, combining eight years in the field and 15 years in Hospice Management, Administration, Operations, and Consultation.

Mr. Aberg currently has the responsibility of assuring consistent compliance and survey readiness for multiple hospice programs concurrently. He is accountable for the planning, implementation, direction, and overall management of hospice programs within the guidelines of Title 22, Medicare, JCAHO regulations, and applicable laws.

Mr. Aberg is also directly responsible for the creation and implementation of an overall Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program. He has directed and participated in the hiring, orientation, on-going training, retention and supervision of appropriate and qualified staff, assumed and carries out the organizations purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives and established policies.

Consulting Services - Mr. Aberg serves as a Consultant to Hospice and / or Palliative Care organizations who are newly starting and need assistance setting up the program, having financial issues (Pharmacy, DME, Medical Supplies, Overtime,) need support with Quality Assurance programs, need assistance ensuring state and/or federal compliance, help with marketing plans, review policies and procedures, and support in a variety of other areas.

Litigation Support Services - Douglas Aberg is also an Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care. In this role, he reviews cases for law firms, insurance companies, and state and federal agencies that have claims requiring such services. Mr. Aberg is available to assist both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Quality of Life
  • End of Life
  • Medications at End of Life
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Medicare Hospice Benefits
  • Assisted Suicide
  • The Rule of "Double Effect"
  • Terminally Ill Patients
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    Acute Care Consulting
    Georgia J. Persky, RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC
    Harrison New York USA
    phone: 914-552-2277
    fax: 914-921-6467
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    Georgia Persky Legal Nurse Consultant Expert PhotoGeorgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a seasoned nurse with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of Senior Leadership in Healthcare Organizations. She has expertise in the micro issues in direct patient care and the broad Management, Quality, and State, Federal, and Joint Commission regulatory issues in hospitals.

    Dr. Persky provides private consulting for entrepreneurs and hospitals that want to improve patient care quality and satisfaction. A national speaker and author, her services are in demand for engagements on healthcare issues

    Litigation Consulting Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence based reports. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how hospitals work.

    Facility Consulting Services:
    • Provide hospital and nursing leadership and support in turnaround or acute regulatory situations
    • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate Patient Care Services structure, processes and patient satisfaction initiatives
    • Mentor nursing leadership team or screen and recruit new leadership
    • Recommend strategies and tactics to improve efficiency or effectiveness in nursing and hospital operations
    • Assess Perioperative Services and improve volume and patient flow
    • Provide focused plan and implementation to address regulatory and accreditation issues and prepare leaders and staff for regulatory visits
    • Develop Nursing, Operational and Strategic plan for handoff to new leadership team
    Background Experience - Dr. Persky served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750 bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient services units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient services FTEs.

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    Acute Care In-Patient Setting
    Paticia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN
    20 Wellesley Avenue
    Natick MA 01760
    USA
    phone: 508-250-4300
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    Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN is a doctorally prepared Registered Nurse, who maintains an active bedside practice, in addition to nursing research and education positions.

    Dr. Bartzak demonstrates both a wide and deep involvement in the nursing field. Her bedside practice provides the relevance, skill set, and understanding of what’s needed to create an environment that promotes using the evidence, optimizing patient outcomes and leading the next generation of nurses.

    Dr. Bartzak utilizes peer-reviewed journal databases to locate research articles, and meticulously references her sources and synthesizes information on complex nursing and health-related subjects. Dr. Bartzak has demonstrated skill in data mining and concept simplification to provide background and context for complex healthcare matters.

    Dr. Bartzak has worked in both union and non-union environments, and has background and experience to consult with hospital leadership to engage and strengthen nurse’s investment in the workplace. Dr. Bartzak has written policies and procedures and can assist other organizations in policy review and recommendations to ensure broad coverage, while also maintaining a risk management balance. Dr. Bartzak, a current member of the National Patient Safety Foundation and contributing member of an institutional Quality & Safety Committee, is versed in core measures and patient safety initiatives, and can provide an independent evaluation of practice issues and outcomes.

    Finally, Dr. Bartzak has taught at all levels in nursing education from associate to doctoral, and can provide recommendations related to student progress in the academic area, and issues related to new graduate nurses as new practitioners.

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    Electronic documents provided by Attorney Sample were reviewed to develop a nursing expert opinion. The documents reviewed included the Operating Room Report, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit records, Neurology Notes, Medical Progress Reports, Nursing Notes and Care Plans, Respiratory Flowsheets, Laboratory Results, Vital Sign and Infusion Flow Sheets and Written Orders.

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    Cabin Safety Consultants
    Helen Zienkievicz
    Aviation Safety Consultant
    2119 Riverwalk Drive, #134
    Moore OK 73160
    USA
    phone: 405-367-8025
    fax: 866-317-1844
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    Helen Zienkievicz has the unique experience of longevity and active engagement in two fields of expertise, Aviation Safety and Nursing. Ms. Zienkievicz has held, and continues to hold, a multitude of positions in both of these industries. She currently offers consulting services in Aviation Safety Training and Practices related to Flight Attendants and Customer Service Agents.

    During her 29 year career with United Airlines, Ms. Zienkievicz has held a number of positions including Manager of Health, Safety & Security for the flight attendant division, Senior In-Flight Safety Investigator, Emergency Procedures Instructor for flight attendants and pilots, Station Manager, flight attendant and customer service supervisor and occupational nurse practitioner at a large hub station.

    Career Highlights:
    • Chairperson to the first major US carrier Aviation Safety Action Program for flight attendants
    • Co-developing a corporate cross-divisional Passenger Incident Review Committee to review events involving passenger misconduct directed at ground, cabin or flight crew members
    • Onboard Service Project Lead for United’s Aero-medical reconfiguration
    • Member of the Air Transport Association Cabin Operations Committee
    Ms. Zienkievicz holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Education and Research and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Her areas of nursing experience include Cardiac and Neurosurgical Critical Care, Occupational Health, Nursing Education and Hospice Care. She is qualified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and belongs to a multitude of nursing-related organizations.

    Ms. Zienkievicz has been engaged to speak at FAA Safety Conferences, World Airline Training Symposium (WATS), Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) Annual Safety Conference, Air Transport Association Cabin Ops Committee, US Marshal's JPATs Training and other forums.

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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, RN, CLNC, CNLCP
    Janse LLC - CEO
    324 S. Diamond Bar Blvd #644
    Diamond Bar CA 91765
    USA
    phone: 909-590-3909 or 818-468-9914 (cell)
    fax: 909-591-2712
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, PHN, RN, CEO of Janse Consulting, is a Nurse Life Care Planner and Legal Nurse Consultant serving clients in California and throughout the Country. Ms. Janse combines 25 years of clinical nursing experience with extensive knowledge of public health issues, medical records analysis, state and federal medical regulations, and patient rights. She is masters prepared with an MPH, specializing in Health Education and Program Planning.

    As a Life Care Planner, Ms. Janse develops detailed reports of future medical and non-medical related requirements and costs for an individual suffering from catastrophic injuries including Burns, Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, CRPS / RSD, and Amputation.

    Professional Experience:
    • Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)
    • Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP)
    • Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
    • Breast Health Specialist
  • Hospital Charge Nurse
  • Director of Hospital Recruitment and Retention
  • Electronic Medical Records Implementation Project
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Services Include
    • Collecting Subjective and Objective Data During Comprehensive Home Visits
    • Writing Plans for Catastrophic Injuries - Lifetime Needs, and Goods
    • Preparing Plans for Injuries of any Duration
    • Consulting with Members of the Medical Team for On-going Care
    • Performing Comprehensive Research that Fosters a Strong Foundation for a Detailed Life Care Plan
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    Caron W. Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    Caron Jones
    RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    344 Singing Hills Drive
    Pittsboro NC 27312
    USA
    phone: 919-699-0766
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    Caron Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP, serves as an Expert Witness for Nursing Litigation involving OB / GYN, L&D, ER, ICU / CCU, and Urgent Care cases. A Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Jones has over 34 years of experience. Her practice includes 12 years of advanced practice serving Women and 13 years of Emergency Room, Trauma, Intensive care, Critical Care, and Labor & Delivery / Birth Center Management. She also has over 8 years of High Risk Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery, Emergency Room, and Trauma experience.

    Ms. Jones has been honored with the Outstanding Emergency Nurse award from the Peninsula Emergency Council and the Govenor’s Nomination for Most Outstanding Nurse for EMS.

    Memberships:
    • American College of Nurse Midwives
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • NC Chapter of American College of Nurse Midwives
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC
    Principal
    12081 W. Alameda Pkwy
    Suite 251
    Lakewood CO 80228
    USA
    phone: 720-308-7880
    fax: 303-988-3236
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Emergency Department for more than 25 years. She began work in the Emergency Department of Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center, a level I Trauma Center. She then worked in the Emergency Department at Saint Anthony Hospital Central in Denver, Colorado, a level I Trauma Center where she helped initiate the Hyperbaric Medicine program. For 15 years, she was employed as a staff RN, Charge RN and Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Littleton Adventist Hospital - Littleton, Colorado, a level II Trauma Center. There, she helped with the expansion and reconstruction of the current Emergency Department facility.

    A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Ms. Anderson is knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and Ancillary Personnel. Her consulting services include:
    • Hospitals, Clinics, and Offices - Consult and organize for the development and expansion of a new facilities or offices and related care patterns
    • Personal - Consult with family members to organize health care history, needs, and medications and to help understand healthcare information and interpretation
    • Teaching - Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course Instructor, Triage Class instructor, Charge Nurse class instructor
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    Comprehensive Medical Legal Services, LLC
    Sandra Gardner, BSN, RN, LNC, CNLCP
    Liberty MO 64068
    USA
    phone: 816-260-0402
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    Sandra Gardner, BSN, RN, LNC, CNLCP, Founder and Owner of Comprehensive Medical Legal Services, LLC offers Legal Nurse Consulting, Nurse Life Care Planning, and Medical Record Review services.

    Ms. Gardner concurrently works with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as Service Coordinator for the Bureau of Special Health Care Needs. In this role, she oversees case management, authorizing in-home services for children with special needs, coordinating families with resources for DME and other services, and serving as liaison between families and physicians.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Gardner provides support for cases involving Medical Care and Malpractice. Her services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. Her services and expertise include:
    • Organizing and Summarizing Medical Records
    • Medical Chronologies
    • Life Care Planning
    • Managed Care for Hospice Patients
    • Managed Care for Palliative Care Patients
    • Communicable Disease Investigation
  • Medical / Surgical Bedside Care
  • Home-based Primary Care Case Management
  • Primary Care Clinic
  • Home Telehealth Monitoring
  • Walk-in Triage
  • Patient Education
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP

    23036 Cassano Drive
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    USA
    phone: 951-205-3077
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    Kimberly M. Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP is a Correctional Healthcare Consultant with over 33 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including correctional healthcare (both medical and mental health), clinical nursing, management, and administration in a variety of healthcare venues.

    In her role as Deputy Agency Director for the Orange County Health Care Agency, Ms. Pearson was responsible for all medical and mental health care provided in the Orange County (California) adult and juvenile detention facilities. The adult jail system ranks in the "top ten" in terms of size in the country, with an average daily population of over 6,000 inmates. She has been honored as a National Award Recipient for Excellence in Executive Leadership at the 2016 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM Awards (Giving Excellence Meaning).

    An expert in her field, Ms. Pearson delivers seminars and lectures on Correctional Healthcare topics around the country. In 2017, she spoke on “The Art of Managing Regulatory Inspections,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in Chicago, IL, on “Clinical Management for High-Risk Patients in this Litigious Environment,” to the American Correctional Health Services Association in San Jose, CA, and “Sticking Together: A Cohesive Correctional Healthcare Delivery System,” to the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Leadership Institute in Las Vegas, NV.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Pearson previously provided Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death case reviews as an in-house consultant for two law firms in the Midwest. She currently consults on policy and procedure development and comprehensive correctional health system review and recommendations.

    Ms. Pearson has served as a correctional healthcare expert witness in over 35 cases in the past four years. Her services are available to attorneys representing plaintiffs or defendants and includes comprehensive written reports for both federal and state cases, standard of care evaluation, and correctional health care deviation identification.
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    Constance Paine, CCRN, LNC
    4058 Hegg St.
    San Diego CA 92115
    USA
    phone: 619-997-8407
    fax: 619-255-9501
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    Constance J. Paine CCRN, LNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant with over 40 years of nursing experience. Currently the Principal at CP LegalMed Consulting and a Staff Nurse in ICE at UC San Diego Health System, Ms. Paine specializes in Critical Care, Interventional Radiology, Medical Surgical, and Discharge Planning.

    In addition to her comprehensive services to the legal community, Ms Paine serves as an educator, mentoring new graduates and educating staff on special procedures. She also serves in hospital settings evaluating staff and reviewing and revising hospital policy and procedure. Ms. Paine's fields of expertise include:

    Acute and Critical Care in Hospital Setting:
    • Pre-operative Teaching
    • Post-operative Care and Instruction
    • Discharge Planning for Home or Extended Care
    • Infection Control for In-patients
    • Wound Care and Instruction
    • Intravenous Therapy
    • Coordination of Individualized Care Plans
    Interventional Radiology:
    • Pre-Procedure Instruction
    • Management of Conscious Sedation
    • Discharge Teaching
    Neonatal Intensive Care:
    • Care of Level 1 Neonates
    • Parental Teaching and Support
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    Dawn L. Cook, RN, LNCP-C, CLCP, CLNC
    1001 E Sunset Rd #97553
    Las Vegas NV 89131
    USA
    phone: 702-544-2159
    fax: 702-543-7133
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    Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse with certifications in life care planning. As well, Dawn Cook is certified as a Forensic Litigation Consultant. She has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings, home care and life care planning.

    Dawn Cook has prepared hundreds of expert reports and has testified at deposition or trial at state court or Federal Court.

    Ms. Cook prepares Life Care Plans, Critiques Life Care Plans, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews for plaintiff and defense.

    Dawn Cook's client list includes attorneys in Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington state.

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    Diane Meehan and Associates
    Diane Meehan, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC
    208 Chelsea St
    Staten Island NY 10307
    USA
    phone: 646-496-2809
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    Diane Meehan RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC, is a clinically active Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Meehan has over 35 years of clinical experience in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, Primary Care, and Academia. Her experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hospice Coordinator, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    A frequent presenter, Dr. Meehan has delivered numerous presentations on Advanced Pediatric Assessment and other topics within her expertise at medical centers and nursing conventions in her area. She serves as a Mentor / Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and Disability.

    Litigation Support - As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Dr. Meehan reviews and analyzes cases to assess merit, saving time and resources. She prepares in-depth literature searches that provide the foundation for case development. Dr. Meehan is proficient in summarizing medical records and in the preparation of reports to bolster a position. She is experienced in cases dealing with Nurse Practitioner and Medical malpractice, in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

    Dr. Meehan is experienced as both a Testifying and Consulting Expert for the NY State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline. She is a frequent Presenter, Mentor/Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and disability.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiopulmonary Diseases
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Stroke
    • Nursing Homes
    • End of Life
    • Failure to Diagnose
  • Informed Consent
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Physical Examination Performance
  • Assessing Risk for Anesthesia
  • Airway Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea
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    Excelsior Medical Consultants
    Elizabeth D'Alesio
    12 Mowry St.
    Mendon MA 01756
    USA
    phone: 508-561-2021
    Ms. Elizabeth D'Alesio has 30 years experience in ICU, including Medical, Surgical and Acute Care. She is ICU certified. She has managed the ICU and telemetry floor which includes bed monitoring. Ms. D'Alesio has also been involved with creating policy/procedure to meet JACHO requirements as well as ongoing recruiting of new ICU staff. She has served on the ethics committee for four years while in management.

    Ms. D'Alesio is currently employed at the Reproductive Science Center of Milford and Milford Regional Medical Center where she administers Conscious Sedation, assists physicians with pacemakers, arteriograms and picc lines for septic
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    Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC
    PO Box 453
    Wayne City IL 62895
    USA
    phone: 618-731-5292
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    Feather & Associates, LLC are Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and seasoned medical experts dedicated to helping develop informed understanding of relevant technical medical issues of any health or injury-related case.

    Feather & Associates, LLC offers a full range of medical-legal support solutions tailored to each client engagement, including case screening and evaluation, discovery services, data Collection, organization and summarization, and case development and trial preparation. Their cases include the following:
    • Medical & Nursing Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability
    • Criminal
    • Workers Compensation
    • Workplace Injury / Illness
  • Negligence and Wrongful Death
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental
  • Probate
  • Employment
  • Disability, ADA, and Social Security
  • Founder and CEO, Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant, extensively experienced in broad areas of direct patient care, understands the nuances and subtleties of medical records and the hospital experience that are often missed by non-medical professionals. Her more than 34 years of direct healthcare experience encompasses:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Family Practice & Urgent Care
    • FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electronic Health Record (HER)
  • Trauma Care Instructor
  • Clinical & Nursing Management
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    Lois G. Hawkins, RN, CLNC
    2266 South Dobson Road
    Suite 200
    Mesa AZ 85202
    USA
    phone: 480-306-6389
    fax: 480-393-4623
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    Lois Hawkins, RN, CLCP of Hawkins Forensic Consulting, Inc, specializes in Medical and Vocational Damage Assessment in personal injury and catastrophic injury cases throughout the United States. For over 10 years, Ms. Hawkins has been evaluating cases involving children and adults with complex, catastrophic injuries, as well as less serious injuries.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Catastrophic Medical Case Management - Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Soft Tissue Injury, Chronic Pain, Burns, Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay, Chronic Respiratory Conditions, Visual & Hearing Impaired
    • Life Care Planning - Comprehensive Record Review and supportive documentation / Case Analysis, Case Summary Chronology, Clinical Interview and History with Patient, Medical-Legal Research, Assessment of Future Medical / Rehabilitation Needs
    • Legal Nurse Consulting
    Professional Memberships and Associations
    International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) - Present
    International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) - Present
    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) - Past
    American Operating Room Nurse (AORN ) - Past
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