Medical Legal Consultants

Laura Burchell-Henson

Legal Nurse Consultant

P.O. Box 1229
Lakeside, CA 92040
619-749-5476 Fax: 619-749-5185
Web Site: www.Medi-Legal.Org

  • Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC)
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist (RCP)
  • Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Manager of Discharge Planning & 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)
  • Electrocephalograph Technician (EEG)
  • Cardiopulmonary Technician
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Continuing Education Provider - Board of Nursing (BRN CEP)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor (ACLS)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Instructor (BCLS)
  • Life Care Planner
  • 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, Rehabilitation Homes Sub-acute
    (long term life support & brain damaged patients)
  • Pediatric Cardiopulmonary
  • Home Care
  • Interventional Radiology
  • RN License #456862 Expiration: August 20, 2016
  • ACLS Instructor - Expired
  • RCP License #00001141, Expiration: July 20, 2016
  • BCLS Instructor - Expired
  • ACLS, Expiration: October 30, 2016
  • BRN # CEP 10768 - Expired
  • BCLS, Expiration: October 30, 2016
  • More than 600 cases to include plaintiff & defense in medical malpractice, personal injury, product's liability, Worker's Compensation & criminal
  • 2 Criminal Trials
  • 123 Medical Malpractice Depositions
  • 1 Fraud Deposition
  • 23 Medical malpractice and/or Elder Abuse trials
  • 1 Court of Claims
  • 5 Medical malpractice arbitrations
  • 3 Mediation
  • 2 BRN Hearings for the Defendant Nurse
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC)
  • American Association of RESPIRATORY CARE (AARC)
  • Tulare County Board of Supervisors Advisory Board for Drug & Alcohol Abuse
  • 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
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Nurse Week
  • Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc.
    Degree - Certification in Legal Nurse Consulting Houston, TX - October, 1998
    Certified through November 01, 2009
  • California State University Dominguez Hills BSN classes - 1992
  • College of the Sequoia's, Associate Science Nursing
    Visalia, CA - September 1988 - May 1990
  • Fresno Community College - Prerequisites for nursing program
    Fresno, CA - 1986 to 1990
  • San Joaquin Valley College
    Certificate in Medical Assistant Course
    Visalia, CA - September 1982 February 1983
  • Kings River Community College - Basic college courses
    Reedley, CA - Attended 1976 to 1977
  • Alvarado Hospital
    6655 Alvarado Road
    San Diego, CA - 619-287-3270
    April 2002 to December 2010

    Positions Held - Presently - Interventional Radiology
    Positions Held - Past - ER, ICU & Nursing supervision
    Responsibilities - Patient care for ICU, ER, House Supervision & Radiology patients. JCAHO preparedness.

  • Allstar Staffing
    San Diego, CA - 2000

    Positions Held - RN in the ICU & ER

  • Nurse Finders
    8555 Aero Drive
    San Diego, CA - October 1999 to 2003

    Positions Held - ICU & ER primarily but also other hospital settings to include med-surg, telemetry, outpatient surgery Responsibilities-patient care in various hospital settings.

  • Hanford Community Medical Center - Anita Natividad
    450 Greenfield
    Hanford, CA 93230 - 559-582-9000
    January, 1996 to October 1999

    Position Held - Nursing Supervisor & 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, & patient complaints. In charge of assuring that patient care is delivered adequately & accurately by assuring that Standards of Care & hospital policy are carried out by the staff & physicians.

    The clinical expert & resource for all nursing staff units. Responds to all patient care situations that requires expert knowledge to include, but not limited to, trauma, life & death situations, life support, & 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 & JCAHO on-site visits. I do frequent chart audits & chart review related to patient complaints & 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 & respiratory arrest.

  • KQC Staffing
    433 Keats
    Fresno, CA 93710 - 800-287-2199
    November 1991 - January 1996

    Position Held - Registered Nurse, ICU, CCU, Trauma/Burn Center, ER, Med-surg, Post-Partum Surgery.
    Responsibilities - KQC staffs acute care & long term care facilities on an "as-needed" basis with qualified nursing staff. I provided services at 20 different hospitals between Merced & Bakersfield while working for KQC & frequently worked in 3 to 4 hospitals in one week. Services rendered included Charge Nurse, neuro units, open heart, burn units, surgical & medical units, trauma (gunshot & stab wound victims to motor vehicle accident patients), labor & postpartum, convalescent homes, sub-acute facilities, rehabilitation hospitals & home care.

  • Premiere Health Services (Out of business)
    Address & Phone Unknown
    Fresno, CA
    1991 to 1993

    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.

  • Tulare District Hospital, Denise Perry
    869 North Cherry Avenue
    Tulare, CA, 559-688-0821
    June 1990 - January 1992

    Position Held - Registered Nurse, ICU - CCU
    Responsibilities - Patient care in ICU/CCU

  • Valley Children's Hospital, Linda Austin
    9300 Valley Children’s Place
    Madera, CA 93638
    June 1986 to April 1988

    Position Held - Cardio-pulmonary Technician
    Responsibilities - Pediatric EKG, echo-cardiogram assistant & treadmill stress tests

  • Lindsay Hospital Medical Center, Dennis Coleman
    740 North Sequoia
    Lindsay, CA 93247 559-562-4955
    June 1983 - June 1988

    Position Held - Licensed Respiratory Therapist, EKG & EEG Technician
    Responsibilities - All respiratory therapy modalities to include breathing treatments, arterial blood cases, life support (ventilator's or respirator's), EKG, EEG, adult coronary treadmill stress tests & pulmonary function tests & homecare visits of respiratory patients.

  • Sequoia Medical Center
    590 West Putnam
    Porterville, CA 93257
    February 1983 - June, 1983

    Position Held - Registered Medical Assistant
    Responsibilities - Assistant to the physician in the doctor's office

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