Ms. Laura Burchell- Henson

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Ms. Laura Burchell- Henson

P.O. Box 1229
Lakeside CA, 92040
US

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Litigation Analyst, RN, registered nurse, CCRN, critical care ,nurse,ICU, CCU, respiratory care
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)
Licensed Respiratory Therapist (RCP)
Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
Manager of Discharge Planning and Quality Assurance
Manager of House Supervisor’s
Hospital Nursing Supervisor
Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN)
Certified Oncology Nurse
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Electrocardiograph Technician (EKG)
Electroencephalograph Technician (EEG)
Cardiopulmonary Technician
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Continuing Education Provider by the Board of Nursing (BRN CEP)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor (ACLS)
Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor (BCLS)
Life Care Planner

NURSING EXPERIENCES

Nursing Supervisor over ICU, ER, Med-Surg, Obstetrics, Surgery (Outpatient & Inpatient)
Intensive Care/Critical care/Recovery Room (PACU), Open Heart
Trauma/Emergency Room/Burn Unit
Medical/Surgical Patients
Labor/Post-Partum
Surgery Center
Convalescent Homes/Rehabilitation/Home Care/Sub-acute (long term life support & brain damaged
patients), psychiatric
Pediatric Cardiopulmonary
Homecare
Interventional Radiology

SPECIAL CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

CLNC exp. 11/07
CCRN # 0116123 exp.2/01/09 RN License #456862 exp. 8/2008
ACLS Instructor exp. RCP License #00001141 exp. 7/2008
BCLS Instructor exp. ACLS exp. 10/2008
BRN# CEP 10768 exp. BCLS exp. 6/2008

MEDICAL CASES THAT I HAVE CONSULTED ON

More than 250 cases to include plaintiff & defense in medical malpractice, personal injury, product’s liability & criminal

DEPOSITIONS/TRIALS AS EXPERT WITNESS

2 Criminal trials
54 Medical malpractice depositions
1 fraud deposition
7 Medical malpractice trials
1 Court of Claims
3 Medical malpractice arbitration
1 Medical Malpractice Mediation
1 BRN Trial

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association of Radiology Nurses (ARNA)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Tulare County Board of Supervisors Advisory Board for Drug and Alcohol Abuse 1999
Instructor- IV Therapy, Ventilator Management; Basic Arrhythmia; Oxygen Modalities; Heart /Lung Sounds, Legal Issues in Critical Care, Forensic Evidence Collection in Sexual Assault Cases, Medical Legal Issues for Nurses

PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

Critical Care Nursing
Nurse Week

EDUCATION

Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. Degree-Certification in Legal Nurse Consulting
2476 Bolsover St., Suite 632 Attended-10/98
Houston, Texas 77005

California State University Dominguez Hills BSN classes
1992

College of the Sequoia’s Degree-Associate Science Nursing
915 S. Mooney Blvd. Attended-9/88-5/90
Visalia, Ca. 93277 (559) 733-7871

Fresno Community College Prerequisites for nursing program
Fresno, Ca. 1986-1990

San Joaquin Valley College Graduation certificate in Medical Assistant Course
Visalia, Ca. 93277 Attended-9/82-2/83

Kings River Community College Basic college courses
Reedley, Ca. Attended 1976-1977

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

4/02-Present
Alvarado Hospital
6655 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, Ca. (619) 287-3270
Positions held presently or in the past-RN in Interventional Radiology, ER, ICU & Nursing supervision

Responsibilities-patient care for ICU, ER, House Supervision & Radiology patients. JCAHO preparedness


2000
Allstar Staffing
San Diego, Ca.
Positions Held-RN in the ICU & ER

10/99-2003
Nurse Finders
8555 Aero Drive
San Diego, Ca. (800) 356-7828
Position Held-ICU & ER primarily but also other hospital settings to include med-surg, telemetry, outpatient surgery

Responsibilities-patient care in various hospital settings


1/96-10/99
Hanford Community Medical Center, Anita Natividad
450 Greenfield
Hanford, Ca. 93230 (559) 582-9000
Position Held-Nursing Supervisor and overtime in ICU/ER nurse

Responsibilities-Manager of Nursing Supervision. Responsible for all of the patient units to include bed
control, patient admissions, staffing the units with nursing personnel, and patient complaints.

In charge of assuring that patient care is delivered adequately and accurately by assuring that Standards
of Care and hospital policies are carried out by the staff and physicians.

The clinical expert and resource for all of the nursing staff/units. Responds to all patient care situations
that requires expert knowledge to include, but not limited to, trauma, life and death situations, life support, and medication issues.

Active in updating hospital policies to meet Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO)
Standards. An active participant during the Department of Health and JCAHO on-site visits.

Homecare preparation for JCAHO visits. Adventist Health representative for CALNOC.

I did frequent chart audits and chart review related to patient complaints and quality assurance (QA). ICU/ER nurse-keeps my clinical skills current by continuing to work in ICU/ER as a floor nurse. This continued experience keeps me knowledgeable in patient care for a simple diagnosis of pneumonia or a broken ankle to a more complex diagnosis such as a gunshot wounds to cardiac and respiratory arrrest.

11/91-1/96
KQC Staffing
433 Keats
Fresno, Ca. 93710 (800) 287-2199
Position Held-Registered Nurse-ICU/CCU/Trauma/Burn Center/ER/Med-surg/Post-Partum, Surgery

Responsibilities-KQC Staffing staffs acute care and long term care facilities on a day by day or as needed basis with qualified nursing staff. I worked at 20 different hospitals between Merced and Bakersfield while working for KQC Staffing. Frequently working 3-4 different hospitals in one week. The patient care areas I worked in included Charge Nurse, neuro units, open heart, burn units, surgical and medical units, trauma (gunshot and stab wound victims to motor vehicle accident patients), labor and post-partum, convalescent homes, sub-acute facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient surgery and home care.

1991-1993
Premiere Health Services-now out of business
Address & phone number unknown
Fresno, Ca.
Position Held-Registered Nurse-ICU/CCU/Trauma/Burn Center/ER/Med-surg/Post-Partum, Surgery

Responsibilities-KQC Staffing staffs acute care and long term care facilities on a day by day or as needed basis with qualified nursing staff. I worked at 20 different hospitals between Merced and Bakersfield while working for KQC Staffing. Frequently working 3-4 different hospitals in one week. The patient care areas I worked in included Charge Nurse, neuro units, open heart, burn units, surgical and medical units, trauma (gunshot and stab wound victims to motor vehicle accident patients), labor and post-partum, convalescent homes, sub-acute facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient surgery and home care.

6/90-1/92
Tulare District Hospital, Denise Perry
869 N. Cherry Ave
Tulare, Ca. (559) 688-0821
Position Held-Registered Nurse-ICU/CCU

Responsibilities-patient care in ICU/CCU

4/86-4-88
Valley Children’s Hospital, Linda Austin
9300 Valley Children’s Place
Madera, Ca. 93638 (209) 353-3000
Position Held-Cardio-pulmonary Technician

Responsibilities-pediatric EKG, echocardiogram assistant and treadmill stress tests

6/83-6/88
Lindsay Hospital Medical Center, Dennis Coleman
740 N. Sequoia
Lindsay, Ca. 93247 (559) 562-4955
Position Held-Licensed Respiratory Therapist, EKG & EEG Technician

Responsibilities-all respiratory therapy modalities to include breathing treatments, arterial blood gases, life support (ventilator’s or respirator’s), EKG, EEG, adult coronary treadmill stress tests, pulmonary function tests and homecare visits of respiratory patients.

2/83-6/83
Sequoia Medical Center
590 W. Putnam
Porterville, Ca. 93257 (559) 784-2176
Position Held-Registered Medical Assistant

Responsibilities-assistant to the physician in the doctor’s office
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