Experienced Health Care Consultant
To use my clinical expertise in critical care nursing, nursing education,
and knowledge of the health care system to provide consultation
to attorneys on medical-legal issues in health related cases.
New York University, New York, N.Y.
Master of Art in Nursing Education
Hunter College, New York, N.Y.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Medical-Legal Consulting Institute,Inc. Houston, Texas
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
CLNC November 2006 - 2013
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Certified Critical Care Nurse
CCRN 1984 -1993
American Heart Association
Advanced & Basic Cardiac Life Support
ACLS Instructor 1986 -1987
BCLS Instructor 1986 -1992
ACLS / BCLS Provider 1984 - present
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Certified Neuroscience Nurse
Florida State RN April 1997-present
New York State RN July 1976-1997
Intracranial bleeds: diagnosis and treatment
Pituitary tumors: surgical treatment and post-op care
Acoustic neuromas: signs, symptoms, treatment
Cerebral aneurysms: surgery vs. interventional radiology
Intra-aortic balloon pumping: Beginner course--understanding IABP therapy
Intra-aortic balloon pumping: Advanced--optimizing counterpulsation
Temporary pacing: transvenous vs. epicardial
Swan Ganz monitoring: the ABCs of hemodynamics
Care of the Open Heart Patient: the first hours post-op
Acute MI: EKG interpretation
Arterial Blood Gas analysis made easy!
Differentiating Shock--septic, cardiogenic, anaphylactic, neurogenic
Ellen Richter RN MA, South Florida Legal Nurse Consultant Service
Coconut Creek, Florida
Legal Nurse Consultant July 2007-present
Consult with and provide assistance to attorneys on various aspects of case preparation in areas such as personal injury, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, toxic torts, product liability, work-related injuries, or any cases relating to health care issues. Review of medical records, report writing, medical research, chronologies, timelines, location of expert witnesses.
Delray Medical Center
Delray Beach, Florida
Staff Nurse, Critical Care Units (CCU, CVICU, MICU) 2008-present
North Ridge Medical Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Staff Nurse, Critical Care Units 1997-2008 (facility closed)
Member of Critical Care Education Committee
St. Francis Hospital
Roslyn, New York
Clinical Resource Nurse 1996-1997
Clinical educator for a newly built wing dedicated to be an innovative and cost-effective way to care for cardiac cath patients, with a new concept in delivery of nursing care without the need for ancillary departments such as lab techs, EKG techs, or monitor techs. This was a very successful prototype for new model of nursing care.
Assistant Nursing Care Coordinator, Open Heart ICU 1992-1996
Managed patient care and nursing staff for an extremely active, state-of-the-art open heart unit which handled 60-75 surgical post-operative cases per week.
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Open Heart ICU 1989-1991
Coordinated education of staff nurses, orientation of new nurses. Developed and implemented successful new documentation tool which streamlined and improved quality and consistency in charting.
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Open Heart Unit 1987-1989
Developed and implemented a new nursing documentation tool which improved quality of charting in the medical record. Developed the first Open Heart Training Program geared to nurses with no prior experience. The program was a success, recruiting many new staff nurses to fill vital vacancies.
Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York
Clinical Nursing Coordinator, Adult Critical Care Units 1985-1987
Developed and instituted 12 hour shift scheduling for the first time at this institution. This resulted in an increase in nurses’ satisfaction and improved morale.
Responsibilities included MICU, SICU, CCU, and hemodialysis unit. Trauma facility.
Long Island College Hospital Brooklyn, New York
Assistant Nurse Manager, SICU & MICU 1983-1985
Queens Hospital Center
Queens, New York
Clinical Instructor, Surgical Services 1981-1983
Developed the first surgical orientation program for nurses at this facility. Covered orthopedics, ENT, general surgery, neurosurgery, and thoracic surgery.
North Shore University Hospital
Manhasset, New York
Staff Nurse, Open Heart ICU, SICU, Stepdown Unit 1980-1981
New York University Medical Center
New York, New York
Staff Nurse, Neurosurgical ICU/Neurosurgical floor 1976-1980