Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC is president of Avoid Medical Errors. Pat started Avoid Medical Errors to help the public gain knowledge to become more healthy and to protect themselves from medical errors. She has come to recognize that there is a safety net under health care, and no matter how hard we try, the holes in the safety net permit people to fall through, often with disastrous results. Her aim is to use AME to arm patients with more knowledge so they can act as their own patient advocates.
She is a registered nurse with a masters degree in nursing from University of Pennsylvania, 40 years of experience as a nurse including 24 years working with attorneys who handle medical malpractice cases. Pat earned her Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC) from the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, the only legal nurse consulting certification that meets all of the criteria of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. She has extensive experience in the field of legal nurse consulting, including 20 years of testifying as a nursing expert witness in nursing malpractice cases. She is a past president of the national organization, American Association of Legal Nurse Consulting, and the chief editor of the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting, The Principles and Practices of Legal Nurse Consulting, Second Edition. Pat is a prolific author, and has written, coauthored or edited 125 books, chapters, articles, online courses, and case studies. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian languages. Pat’s most recent book is Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, coedited with Barbara Levin, Kathleen Ashton and Victoria Powell. It was published in 2011.
Pat is the president of Med League Support Services, MedLeague.com, which helps attorneys. She also serves legal nurse consultants through PatIyer.com. She is a member of several professional associations.
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Avoid Medical Errors Magazine Authors
Our monthly magazine is authored by a panel of experts.
Aila Accad MSN RN is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author and certified life coach, who specializes in quick ways to release stress and empower your life. A healthcare innovator and futurist, member of the National Speakers Association, she is a popular keynote speaker and radio and television guest. Her bestselling book Thirty-four instant stress busters: Quick tips to de-stress fast with no extra time or money is available at www.stressbustersbook.com. Sign up for De-Stress Tips & News at www.ailaspeaks.com and receive a gift, Ten Instant Stress Busters e-book.
Constance Barrett is a holistic practitioner, Reiki instructor, and owner of Beyond the Rainbow. She does flower essence counseling for people and pets, including by email. She is the author of several email courses about health from a psychological viewpoint. She writes two newsletters for the web site. She also writes articles on wellness for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. You can see her articles here. She can be reached at .
Elizabeth Bewley MBA is a former executive for Johnson and Johnson. She lives in Arizona and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. To read her weekly column which appears in the Daily Courier, go to www.killercure.net and click on Articles. She is a passionate patient safety advocate. Elizabeth is President and CEO of Pario Health Institute and the author of Killer Cure: Why health care is the second leading cause of death in America and how to ensure that it’s not yours.
Julie Braun J.D., LL.M, MD is both a trauma surgeon and an attorney who has a special interest in elder care. She practices in Chicago. She is a prolific writer who concentrates on elder care topics. She contributed two chapters to Patricia Iyer (Editor), Nursing Home Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation. She can be reached at .
Nancy Collins PhD, RD, LD/N, FAPWCA, founder and executive director of RD411.com, is a registered and licensed dietitian. She has over 20 years of practitioner experience in clinical nutrition and consulting to the health care industry. She is nationally known as a medico-legal expert dealing with the issues of malnutrition, wound healing, and regulatory compliance and has served as an expert witness in over 400 legal matters. Dr. Collins is a frequent speaker at medical education symposia and a prolific author.
Kathleen Cunningham CLMC is a Medical Investigator /Certified Medical Legal Consultant with 20 years of experience in her field. Ten of those years were spent as the full time in-house medical investigator for Gerry Spence’s nationally recognized law firm in Wyoming. For several years she functioned as the in-house medical legal consultant for the law firm of Meyer and Williams in Wyoming.
Sarah Jean Fisher MSN RN-BC, BA is employed in a Philadelphia area nursing home, where she works as an educator. She testifies as an expert witness regarding nursing home care. She earned a master’s degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and has been certified in gerontology for over 13 years. Long-term care has been her only focus. She has worked as charge nurse, shift supervisor, and has been specializing in staff development/infection control for the past 8 years. Reach her at .
Theresa Healy RN, CCH, HHC is a holistic health counselor, entrepreneur and coauthor of Eleven Weeks to Discover Nutrition. Theresa Healy is the founder of Rx: Food- Let Food be Your Medicine, She has been a registered nurse for more than 25 years. She practices in Phoenix, Arizona.
Suzanne Holman MEd has a masters in education specializing in counseling and has been an educator of psychology and technology. Suzanne Holman is a speaker, writer, and consultant working with professionals over 50 who want the best life possible. Suzanne supports them with strategies for optimizing their brain, staying on course with their goals, and living with gusto. She resides in Arizona. She can be reached at SuzanneHolman.com.
Carol Kivler MS CSP, President of Kivler Communications, is a speaker, motivator, training consultant executive coach, and author. Her company provides customized corporate training and development, organizational development, and executive coaching to a wide range of corporations, organizations, government agencies, and school systems. Carol delivers programs known for their intriguing learning environment, interactive exercises, and appealing materials. She has conducted more than 2,500 corporate programs and motivational speeches. She is a certified speaker through the National Speakers Association.
Kay Rice MEd CN is an exercise physiologist, Certified Nutrition Coach, Chopra Center Certified Instructor & Vedic Master, Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, and licensed corporate wellness coach. Learn more at www.KayRice.com. She practices in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Patty Rose is the founder and CEO of Step Away From The Desk Wellness Programs and StepAwayFromTheDesk.com. She has over 20 years of extensive experience with teaching, performing and creating fitness and motivational programs as well as a B.A. in dance from Hofstra University and several dance and personal training certifications. Teaching happiness through wellness and fitness, Patty is passionate about helping individuals find their own unique power to implement health and fitness and live their best and happiest life. She is also the creator and owner of PattyRose.com, DanceMeetsFitness.com, and DanceFitnessPro.com.
Kimberly Stevens is owner of EmpoweredMinds.com and practices in Crofton, Maryland. She is an author, speaker & coach who empowers people to break through self-imposed barriers to achieve their most important goals and dreams. In her most recent book, “The Diet Trap: How to Lose Weight When You Really Don’t Want To”, she shares her passion for health & fitness by providing readers with her unique program for healthy & sustainable weight loss. She writes frequently on topics including diet, fitness, marriage, divorce, happiness & mindset on her blog at www.kimberlystevens.com.
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