Ms Chris Rokosh

3419 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary AB, T2S 2J5

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Legal Nurse Consulting provides unbiased, knowledgeable opinion on case merit, and provides an accurate, substantiated written opinion on the standard of nursing care provided.
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Professional Employment 2002 Present Legal Nurse Consultant Legal Nurse Consulting, Ltd. Calgary, Alberta Nursing Expert Witness Providing Health Record Summary and interpretation of medical malpractice cases by assessing damages and causation, their contributing factors, deviations from the applicable standards of care and making recommendations for future prevention. Legal Nurse Consulting is a specialty practice within the field of nursing, the primary role being to evaluate, analyze and provide informed opinions on the delivery of health care and the resulting outcomes. Patient Safety Consultant to the Provincial Government Health Council Extensive clinical experience and a thorough understanding of medical issues and health care standards 1996 Present Registered Nurse Maternal/Child Health Calgary Health Region Peter Lougheed Hospital Maternal/Child Health Specialist, Labor and Delivery/Operating Room/Recovery Room, Relief Charge Nurse. Specialized training in maternal/infant health and resuscitation, fetal monitoring, antepartum/intrapartum and postpartum care, scrub and circulating nurse in the operating room, intravenous therapy, and pain management (including spinal/epidural anesthetic, patient controlled anesthesia, narcotic administration and labor support measures). Liaison instructor for the University of Calgary and Mount Royal Nursing programs and the City of Calgary/SAIT Paramedic Program. Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor. Jan May 2002 Research Nurse University of Calgary Medical Research (Dr. Dele Davies) Group B Strept (GBS) in Pregnancy study Identification, selection and obtaining informed consent of suitable patients in hospital Collection of specimens and data and submission of data for analysis 1999-2004 Obstetrics/Gynecology Office Nurse Dr. Suzanne Morris Professional Corporation, Calgary Managed prenatal visits/teaching/medical histories/scheduled lab work and follow-up consultations. Interpretation of lab and diagnostic imaging results. Gynecological history taking and referral to appropriate physicians and agencies. Postnatal care and teaching 1991-1995 Intravenous /Pediatric Specialist Sturgeon Health Unit, St. Albert, Ab Managed the Home Intravenous Therapy Program from concept to standard care. Represented Canada at a worldwide conference on Home IV Therapy management. Case Manager for Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Homemakers. Policy and Procedure writing for home IV and home support programs. Pediatric Specialist for the care of medically high risk children at home. Liaison for community support agencies for clients of all ages. Liaison instructor for University of Alberta Nursing program 1986 1991 Medivac Flight NurseEmergency/Labor and Delivery Whitehorse General Hospital, Whitehorse Yukon Territory Specialized in Emergency Room and Maternal Child Health providing urgent care transport from remote northern communities. Advanced training in emergency transport care, midwifery, outpost nursing Charge Nurse for Labor and Delivery and Surgical Units Developed and taught a series of prenatal classes to white and Indigent communities Policy and Procedure development for Medevac Flight program. 1982 1985 Post Partum Staff Nurse Grace Hospital, Calgary Maternal/Child Health Specialist, Charge Nurse Policy and Procedure development for Post Partum care Liason instructor for University of Calgary Nursing Programme Education Nursing Diploma, Red Deer College 1978 Legal Nurse Consulting; Principles and Practice 2002 Adult Education Certificate 1990/2004 Operating Room and Post Anesthetic Recovery Room Training Current adult/child CPR Certification. Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Certification Intravenous Therapy Certification Advanced Fetal Monitoring Certification Advanced training in Sports Medicine/Sports Nutrition Active registration in the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses, United Nurses of Alberta and the Canadian Nurses Intravenous Society. Member of the Association of Womens Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) I keep my medical knowledge current by subscribing to journals and attending conferences and updates. In the past year, I have completed classes or studies in the following: Legal Nurse Consulting AWHONN Instructor Level Fetal Monitoring Instructor Level Neonatal Resuscitation Programme The 2003 Obstetrical Update Legal Issues in Obstetrical Nursing Supportive Care in Labor Development of Nurses Clinical Judgments Through Clinical Experience Obstetrical Emergencies Anatomy of a Law Suit Advanced Fetal Health Surveillance in Labor Canadas Health Protection Act Clinical Practice and Outcomes International Patient Safety Conference
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