Irma A. Groot, RN, CNOR(E), DABFN, fellow ACFEI
forensic nurse examiner & consultant
Areas of Expertise
Forensic Nursing Operating Room Nursing General Nursing (Ward & Nursing Home)
Intensive Care Nursing Flight Nurse (fixed wing)
Operating Room Nursing (Scrub & Circulate)
In-patient, Out-patient, Scopes, Pain Clinic, Radiology & Special Procedures, including Conscious Sedation.
Correct Site, Correct Patient, Correct Consent, Correct Marking, Correct Time-Out(s) prior to incision.
Correct intra-operative counts. Operating room injuries - positional & equipment.
Charting. Sterile techniques. Instruments - handling and types. Standards of Care.
Critical Care Nursing. All aspects. Ventilators, Medications, Codes, Bed-side procedures, Sterile vs. clean.
Standards of Care.
Flight Nursing. Stressors of Flight. Safety. Military aircraft and in-flight care,
pre-flight preparations & precautions. Standards of Care, Compliance.
Forensic Nursing. Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Homicide. Examinations, Evidence Collection,
Handling and Disposition, Reports and Documentation, Expert Testimony, Forensic Photography, Colposcope,
Standards of Care, Compliance, Text Book Reviewer, Abstract Reviewer.
Nurse Manager - Medical Surgical.
IV & Chemotherapy Nursing.
Computerized & Hard Copy (Paper) Records
Charting - Operating Room, Intensive Care, Ward
Medication Administration & other documents
Charting - a comprehensive look, omissions and admissions, errors and contradictions
Care of the patient - Ethical Issues with
Medical Power of Attorneys, Living Wills and Patients Rights, Wishes, Requests
Standards of Care vs. Actual care received & Gaps in care.
In-house Nursing Education (Civilian & Military).
Operating Room (Scrub & Circulate)
Instructor: CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)
TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum)
Presenter - "Our Boys are Coming Home - Forensic Implications of War"
"Forensic Awareness " (Hospitals, Associations, Corporations)
"Domestic Violence & Rape in Russia - Is it a problem in your community?"
Program Creator & Director - R.N. Intensive Care Unit Orientation
New Grads, Transition (Ward), and Returning to Work Force R.N.s
Preceptor Program in the Intensive Care Unit
Forensic Consultant - Research & Nurse Consultation -
Private Client - Los Angeles, CA
Private Client(s) - Loma Linda, CA , Apple Valley, CA
Research, Chart Review and/or Expert Witness - Defense
San Diego County Federal (USMC)
Clinical Instructor - Forensic Nurse Course & Symposium Palm Springs
Text Book Reviewer - Elsevier/Mosby Forensic Nursing Science, 2nd ed
Research and/or Expert Witness - District Attorney/Prosecution
San Diego County - multiple Cases
San Diego (Federal/USN)
V.A. Medical Center - Phoenix, Arizona
Undersecretary of Health, Veterans Administration, Washington DC
Novgorod, Russia (region of 300,000 people)
Domestic Violence Program Development
Speaker/Presenter - Women's Congress
Forensic Education - Medical Examiner's Office Staff
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