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Nurse Practitioner Expert Witness, Specializes in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury

Christina Sanders, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Christina Sanders, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

15613 Via Montecristo
San Diego, California 92127

Phone(858) 759-5300
Fax (858) 759-5301

Website www.verajuris.com
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Christina Sanders is a board certified Nurse Practitioner with bachelor's and master's degrees from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. She serves as a nurse practitioner expert witness for both plaintiff and defense cases. During nursing school, Ms. Sanders received multiple awards for clinical expertise and academic excellence. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult nurse practitioner. She also received a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in public policy from the University of Notre Dame before starting nursing school.

Services

Ms. Sanders offers the following services:

• Educate attorneys regarding medical facts and issues relating to a case or claim
• Review medical records, evidence and applicable literature to determine the merit of a case
• Define applicable Standards of Care
• Evaluate cases for deviations from and adherences to applicable Standards of Care
• Prepare written reports on opinions regarding standard of care
• Provide testimony at trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations and hearings
• Assess alleged causation, contributing factors and damages
• Review, organize and summarize medical records
• Identify missing medical records
• Screen for record tampering
• Research the medical literature and apply this information to the case analysis
• Prepare chronologies of medical events and correlate them with the allegations
• Interview witnesses, experts and involved parties
• Identify, retain and interface with appropriate expert witnesses
• Serve as a liaison between attorneys, health care providers, testifying experts, witnesses, clients and other involved parties
• Aid in preparing demonstrative evidence and exhibits for depositions and trial
• Provide support in medical depositions including the preparation of questions and the review of testimony
• Coordinate and attend Independent Medical Examinations

Areas of Expertise

Profile

Christina Sanders was educated at Johns Hopkins University where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing. During nursing school, Ms. Sanders received multiple awards for clinical expertise and academic excellence. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult nurse practitioner. She also received a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in public policy from the University of Notre Dame before starting nursing school.

Ms. Sanders has been a registered nurse since 1998 and a nurse practitioner since 2000. She started her nursing career in the emergency department at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After completing her Masters in 2000, she began practicing as an adult nurse practitioner specializing in cardiology with a large private practice group in New Jersey. From 2004 to 2012 she worked for Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California in outpatient cardiology. In the spring of 2012 she joined San Diego Cardiovascular Associates, a private practice focused on both inpatient and outpatient cardiac medicine. Clinical areas of interest include coronary artery disease, angina, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, heart attack, stroke, cholesterol, obesity and cardiac stress testing.

Christina started her independent legal nurse consulting business in 2007. Her practice includes both plaintiff and defense cases and she is a testifying expert for cases involving nurse practitioners. Christina has been a member of the San Diego chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) since 2006.

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Professional Experience

San Diego Cardiovascular Associates, Encinitas, CA
Nurse Practitioner, 2012-Present
Participate in the outpatient & inpatient care of adult cardiology patients. Supervise exercise and pharmacological stress tests.

Scripps Clinic, Division of Cardiology, La Jolla, CA
Nurse Practitioner, 2004–2012
Participate in the outpatient & inpatient care of adult cardiology patients. Precepted physician assistant student.

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Clinical Adjunct Faculty, 2003-2004
Precepted adult nurse practitioner student in the outpatient cardiology setting.

Cardiology Associates of New Brunswick, East Brunswick, NJ
Nurse Practitioner, 2001-2004
Participated in the outpatient & inpatient care of adult cardiology patients. Supervised 6-8 nuclear stress tests daily.

Phoenix Health Care, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Registered Nurse, 2001
Per-diem agency nurse for ER departments in New Jersey.

Critical Care Nurses, Inc., Laurel, MD
Registered Nurse, 2000
Per-diem agency nurse for ER departments in the Baltimore area.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Registered Nurse, 1998-2000
Worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a Level-1 Trauma Center to provide & coordinate direct care to ER patients.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Clinical Nursing Intern, 1997-1998
Assisted with total patient care on a medical unit that specialized in the treatment of individuals with AIDS-defining illnesses.


Licenses

California Registered Nurse License, # 638337

California Nurse Practitioner License and Furnishing Number, # 14902

Drug Enforcement Agency, # MB0693134


Affiliations

American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)
Board Member since 2009

American College of Cardiology (ACC)

California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP)


Awards & Honors

Certificate of Appreciation: Recognized commitment to nursing education, 2004

Ruth Dale Ogilby Award: Recognized outstanding academic performance, 2001

Mary and Grainger Marburg Award: Recognized outstanding clinical expertise, 1998

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1998


Seminars & Training

Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR)

Vickie Milazzo Institute, Houston, Texas
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC), 2003-2010

Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Course, Escondido, California
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, 2007

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Clinical Nursing Intern, 1997-1998


Publications

Invited Lectures:

“Highlights of American College of Cardiology,” March 2006. Presented synopsis of current research from the American College of Cardiology national conference to an audience of health care professionals.

Community Activities:

“Cardiology 2008,” Del Mar Community Connections lecture, February 2008.

“Hot Topics in Cardiology: Questions and Answers for the Young and Young at Heart,” Community lectures in August 2007.


Education

The University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts in Government, 1996

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Baltimore, Maryland
Master of Science in Nursing (Adult Nurse Practitioner), 2000





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