Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Present

President

NYLNC - Advance Care Planning Advocates
  • Facilitate discussions on the medical aspects of advance care planning with clients. 
  • Clarify and educate family/loved ones on the advance care wishes of the client so that they may understand and carry out this person's wishes in the event that the client is not able to make medical decisions for him or herself. 
  • Educate family members on how to interface with medical staff so they may be an effective voice and advocate for a loved one who is unable to make decisions for themselves.
  • Evaluate medical malpractice and personal injury cases for merit.
  • Locate Testifying Experts.
  • Educate the attorney clients on the standards of care as related to their particular case.
  • Lecture nationally on Advance Care Planning
Jul 1999 - Present

Registered Nurse - Interventional Radiology

St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

Per Diem from 2001-2007, 2007 full time

  • Educate patients on minimally invasive procedures.
  • Assess patients pre-procedure, intra and post procedure.
  • Monitor the effects of moderate sedation during and post procedure.
  • Developed education packet for residents on intravenous insertion.
  • Developed education packet for nursing staff on the use of beta blockers for cardiac computed tomography angiograms.
Oct 2012 - Present

President

Fern Baudo Adult Health Nurse Practitioner PC
  • Collaborative care on the coordination, implementation and delivery of palliative health care in the home.
  • Educate clients on Advance Care Planning 
  • Public Speaking:  Professional and Community education on Advance Care Planning
  • Private consultations for clients on Advance Care Planning
  • acilitate discussions on the medical aspects of advance care planning with clients. 
  • Clarify and educate family/loved ones on the advance care wishes of the client so that they may understand and carry out this person's wishes in the event that the client is not able to make medical decisions for him or herself. 
  • Educate family members on how to interface with medical staff so they may be an effective voice and advocate for a loved one who is unable to make decisions for themselves
Jan 2013 - Present

Faculty

Swedish Institute

Lecturer for the foundations of nursing and the Medical Surgical course

Evaluate students in Lab Simulation clinical scenarios 

Academic Advisor for students

Mar 2006 - Nov 2009

Senior Partner

Shulman, Wasserman & Associates LLC
  • Screen Medical Malpractice cases for Merit.
  • Organize, and paginate medical records for easy reference.
  • Locate testifying experts.
  • Serve as a liaison between attorney, and healthcare providers, testifying experts and other consultants.
  • Define applicable standards.
  • Identify and recommend potential defendants.
  • Assist Attorneys in drafting Health Care Proxies and living wills by meeting with the attorney's client and discussing options in the event the client is unable to make decisions.  
Sep 2006 - Dec 2007

Nurse Practitioner

CHP: Jacob Perlow Hospice
  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat terminally ill patients.
  • Assess  patient's needs for Complex Case Management.
  • Quality evaluation of hospice charts.
  • Supervise nursing staff on nursing skills and specialized palliative care skills. 
  • Educate all staff on the care of the hospice patient.
  • Guest lecturer at Beth Israel Nursing School on Hospice/Palliative Care and Pain Management.
Jul 2003 - Aug 2006

Transplant Coordinator

New York Organ Donor Network
  • Counsel and educate families on the brain death process.
  • Approach families on giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.
  • Collaborate with facility staff to optimize organ donor to facilitate donation.
  • Educate hospital staff on the physiological processes that occur at brain death.
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003

Nurse Practitioner/Research Coordinator

New York University, University Vascular Associates
  • Assess, diagnose and treat patients with venous, arterial or lymphatic complications.
  • Coordinate research efforts.
  • Maintain database to evaluate the long-term effects of Endograft placement in patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
  • Educate support staff on Vascular Disease.
  • Developed a database of endograft placements in patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.
Dec 1997 - Jun 1999

Registered Professional Nurse

http://www.ellishospital.org
  • Recover Cardiothoracic Surgery patients
  • Assess, monitor and evaluate medical/surgical and post catheterization intensive care patients
  • Wean patients to extubation per hospital intensive care protocol
Sep 1995 - Oct 1997

Registered Professional Nurse Detox/Rehab

Kingston Hospital
  • Developed education packet on the long term effects of alcohol and substance abuse.
  • Assess and treat the signs and symptoms associated with detoxification from various illicit drugs and alcohol.
1993 - 1997

Mental Health Tech/LPN/RN

Benedictine Hospital
  • Initial assignment was mental health technician in psychiatry.
  • When LPN license was obtained became LPN float.
    • Worked in Psychiatry, Medical-Surgical and Telemetry.
  • When RN license was obtained, worked as RN in psychiatry and Psychiatric-Detox unit.

Education

Education
Feb 2001

Master of Science in Nursing

http://www.capna.com

Preceptorship:  Brookdale Hospital Emergency Room Fast Track 2000

Preceptortship:  Dr Tefara 2000-2001

Affiliations

  • Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau
  • Orion Resource Group
  • Great Minds Networking Group
  • MOLST implementation team
  • National Health Care Decisions Day 2010,-2012
  • National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Columbia University Alumni Association

Interest

  • Skiing
  • World travel and culture
  • Ballroom and Latin dancing

Leadership

  • Advisory Board Swedish Institute School of Nursing 2012
  • State Liaison for New York on National Health Care Decisions Day 2010-2012
  • Community Conversations on Compassionate Care Facilitator 2010-2012
  • 283-285 East  fourth street Cooperative Board of Directors 2007-2012

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Grand Rounds Surgery Department St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital 2012
  • Grand Rounds Nephrology Department St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital 2012
  • Amerigroup Advance Care Planning for the Nurse Case Manager 2012
  • Elder Life Options Group Advance Care Planning 2012
  • Long Island Attorney Focus Group 2012
  • Advance Care Planning:  Missing Link in future planning:  FPANY  Spring Conference  2012
  • Community Education on Advance Care Planning:  Community Center of Oceanside 2012
  • Voice America Things to Consider Blog Talk Radio Show Interview With Nadir Wright March 15, 2012
  • Advance Care Planning:  A necessary part of Financial Planning:  National Life 2010 & 2011
  • Advance Care Planning CE course Webinar Nevco 2011
  • Lunch and Learn - Advance Directives what the Medical Resident should know:  St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital 2011
  • Q&A with E-care Diary.com on Advance Directives 2011
  • Webinar for My Senior Portal 
  • Community Conversations on Compassionate Care Ongoing 2010
  • Guest Lecturer.  Beth Israel School of Nursing:  Hospice and Palliative Care.  2007
  • Continuum Hospice:  New York, NY.  Caring for the dying patient.  2006-2007
  • New York Organ Donor Network:  New York, NY.  Brain Death and Organ Donor Management.  2003 - 2006
  • New York University.  New York, NY.  Vascular Medicine.  An Overview for the Laymen.  2002
  • Guest Lecturer. Michigan University Extension Program: Alternative Therapies.  1998 
  • St. Lawrence University.  Canton NY.  How Global AID’s may affect wellness. 1997
  • Panel Guest Lecturer:  The Role of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.  1996
  • Lehman College:  Dissociative Identity Disorder:  A Case Study.  1994

Certifications

Certifications
1995 - Present

Registered Professional Nurse

New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions
2001 - Present

Nurse Practitioner Adult Health

New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions
2002 - Present

Nurse Practitioner Board Certified Advance Practice Registered Nurse

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
1995 - Present

Basic Life Support

American Heart Association
1997 - Present

Advance Cardiac Life Support

American Heart Association
2006 - Present

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

The Vickie Milazzo Institute
2011 - Present

Certified Advance Care Planning Facilitator

Respecting Choices
2010 - Present

Community Conversations Facilitator

Compassion and Support.org
2012 - Present

Train the trainer Advance Care Planning Facilitator

Respecting Choices
2005 - 2007

Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator

American Board of Transplant Coordinators