Curriculum Vitae

Curiculum Vitae

Laura Burchell-Henson

P.O. Box 1229
Lakeside, California 92040
(619) 749-5476 Business
(619) 749-5185 Fax


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)
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)

NURSING EXPERIENCES
Nursing Supervisor over ICU, ER, Med-Surg, Obstetrics, Surgery (Outpatient & Inpatient)
Intensive Care/Critical care/Open Heart
Trauma/Burn Unit
Emergency Room
Medical/Surgical Patients
Labor/Post-Partum
Convalescent Homes/Rehabilitation/Home Care/Sub-acute (long term life support & brain damaged patients
Psychiatric patients (non-psyche facility)
Pediatric Cardiopulmonary

SPECIAL CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
CCRN # 0116123
ACLS Instructor
BCLS Instructor
BRN# CEP 10768
RN License #456862
RCP License #00001141
ACLS
BCLS

TESTIMONY AS AN EXPERT WITNESS-Testified more than 105 times
Criminal and Medical Malpractice Trials
Medical Malpractice Depositions
Medical Malpractice Arbitrations
Medical Malpractice Mediations
BRN Hearings
Criminal Trials

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
American Association for Respiratory Care

PAST PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Tulare County Board of Supervisors Advisory Board for Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Instructor-Ventilator Management; Basic Arrhythmia; Oxygen Modalities; Heart /Lung Sounds

PROFESSIONAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
Critical Care Nursing
Nurse Week

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

California State University Dominguez Hills
20 units for bachelors degree in nursing
Attended 1992

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

Fresno Community College
Prerequisite classes for the nursing program
Fresno, Ca.
Attended-1986-1988

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

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
4/02-12/10
Alvarado Hospital
6655 Alvarado Rd.
San Diego, Ca. 92120 (619) 287-3270
Position Held Presently-Interventional Radiology
Positions Held Previously-ER, ICU & Nursing Supervision
Responsibilities-patient care in ER, ICU, House supervision & radiology. JCAHO preparation.

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

1999-2002
Nurse Finders
8555 Aero Drive
San Diego, Ca. (800) 356-7828
Position Held-ICU & ER primarily but also other hospital settings
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, 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. I do 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
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 and home care.

1991-1993
Premiere Health Services-now out of business
Address & phone number unknown
Fresno, Ca.
Position Held-RN-ICU/CCU/Trauma, Burn Center, ER, Med-surg, Post-partum, Long-term care, others areas same as KQC staffing
Responsibilities-RN responsibilities in various hospital settings similar to KQC staffing

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 and pulmonary function tests.

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

REFERENCES
Available upon request

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