Donna A. Crider, ALNC, BSN, ASCP, MLT

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    Job Title :
    Advanced Legal Nurse

    Areas of Treatment :
    Critical Care and Infection Control

    Specialties :
    Nurse

    Practice Name :
    DAC Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC

    Location :
    Orangeburg, 29118 USA

    Practice Website :
    www. DACLegalNurseConsulting.com

    Years in Practice :
    1994

    Description of Practice :

    My last position as an infection control practitioner has made me very knowledgeable in the development of ventilator associated pneumonias and hospital acquired infections. This experience exposed me to changes in sterilization requirements for surgical equipment.

    I am a legal nurse consultant with that same passion making me a great medical record interpreter and analyst. My strong background in hospital critical care makes me that go-to person for deviations to standards of care.

    I am now at a point in my career that I can offer the benefits of my experience as a registered nurse to legal professionals. I can help you with any medically related case.

    Areas of Expertise :
    17

    Education/Degree :
    Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College and University of South Carolina

    Year Graduated :
    1994

    Board Certification :
    Advanced Legal Nurse Consultant, Medical Laboratory Technician, American Society of Clinical Pathologist Certifications

    Professional Affiliations :
    Int'l & American Assoc of the Legal Nurse Industry (IAALNI), American Nurses Association (ANA), SC Nurses Association (SCNA), American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP), The International Association of Nurses

    Honors and Awards :

    • Who's Who in America 1991
    • Phi Theta Kappa 1991
    • Who's Who in America 1994
    • Phi Theta Kappa 1994

    What made you choose a career in nursing?

    Let me tell you a special story..... About 1989, I fell and broke my ankle which prompted me to change my college aspirations from Art Education to Medical Laboratory Technology. Using this very technical knowledge, circumstances happened that I was instrumental in having my father diagnosis of terminal lung cancer diagnosed so early that he lived 3 1/2 years instead of 6 weeks. Loved the work but felt I needed more people contact so... I became a registered nurse. Love being a nurse and this has made me passionate about patient's rights.

    Research Interests :

    Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes

    What motivates you at the start of each day?

    Each day is a new opportunity to make a real difference in all areas of living.

    Attributes Success To:

    Family support, excellent training and mentors have molded me into the nurse I am today.

    Languages :
    English

    Place of Birth :
    Orangeburg, SC

    Gender :
    female

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    American Journal of Nursing

    Favorite Vacation Place :
    Mountains

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Painting, reading, traveling, learning, rafting, meeting new people and having new experiences

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