Kathleen J. Aderhold
2961 S. Kearney St.
Denver, Colorado 80222
(303) 809 – 3562
* 1998 Denver Paralegal Institute, Certificate, ABA approved program
* 1989 University of Colorado, Master of Science, Nurse-Midwifery, Denver, Colorado
* 1985 University of Northern Colorado, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Greeley, Colorado
* 1974 Lincoln General Hospital, Diploma Registered Nurse, Lincoln, Nebraska
LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT 1993 - present
LEVENTHAL & PUGA, Erin Genullis, Esq., Hollynd Hoskins, Esq., James Puga, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—medical malpractice—medical malpractice consulting expert—evaluated multiple client medical records for merit and prepared multiple chronological and narrative summaries
BABICH LAW FIRM, LLC, Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—management of all medical records for the firm, prepared chronological and narrative summaries, prepared records-based Impairment Ratings, organized medical records and billing statements, assisted with disclosures and interrogatories, prepared exhibits, attended IMEs/DMEs, identified potential trial hazards in medical records
KIDNEIGH & KAUFMAN, Stephen Kaufman, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—medical malpractice—medical malpractice consulting expert—evaluated multiple medical cases for merit and prepared narrative summaries
BOVO LAW, Todd Bovo, Esq.—Plaintiff personal injury—attended Rule 35 IME, obtained medical records and bills, prepared chronological and narrative summaries
BELL & POLLOCK, LLC—attended Defense Medical Exam—CASE SETTLED
BERG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE PC—Scott Eldredge, Esq.—plaintiff—medical malpractice testifying expert—expert disclosures, prepared for deposition but case settled.
Steve Roberts, Esq.—personal injury consulting expert—evaluated medical records and prepared narrative summary
VICENTE CEDERBERG, LLC—Phil Cherner, Esq.—prepared narrative summary for criminal case.
Peter Menges, Esq.—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared multiple narrative medical summaries
HINKLE, HENSLEY, SHANOR & MARTIN, L.L.P., David Lawrenz, Esq., Albuquerque, NM—defense medical malpractice—locate testifying expert
GELMAN & NORBERG, Douglas Norberg, Esq., Greenwood Village, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared chronological and narrative summaries
Arnold D. Barrish, Esq., Wheat Ridge, CO—plaintiff personal injury—evaluation of medical records for merit
IRWIN & BOESEN, Denver, CO—Kirk Tresemer, Esq.--plaintiff consulting expert—medical malpractice—reviewed records and prepared narrative summaries with references on several cases, literature research. Participated in 2001 med-mal OB case where jury found in favor of the plaintiff for $14 million. Evaluated several cases for merit and prepared multiple chronological and narrative summaries
Patricia M. Jarzobski, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared multiple chronological summaries, gave opinion regarding damages; assisted with medical aspects of cases.
Stephen Justino, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared multiple chronological summaries, gave opinion regarding damages; assisted with medical aspects of cases.
Kenneth M. Phillips, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury—chronological summary
Richard Hodges, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared chronological summary
CHAMBERS DANSKY & MULVAHILL, Dave Dansky, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared chronological summary
GELMAN & NORBERG, Douglas Norberg, Esq., Greenwood Village, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared multiple chronological summaries
John Dougherty, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—attended medical appointment with documenting affidavit; located physicians for opinion
RICHILANO & RIDLEY, Patrick Ridley, Esq.—plaintiff—personal injury and criminal defense consulting expert—prepared chronological summary; gave opinion regarding damages; assisted with medical aspects of criminal case
Dan Caplis, Esq.—plaintiff—personal injury—prepared medical records chronological summary
Steven Murphy, Esq., Denver, CO—assisted with Colorado Board of Medical Examiners complaint, medical malpractice consulting expert—evaluated medical records for merit and prepared narrative summaries
HULT LAW FIRM, P.C., Boulder, CO—Steven S. Wills, Esq.--plaintiff consulting expert—medical malpractice—prepared a chronological summary of care.
GENTRY & HASKINS, Colorado Springs—John Glenn, Esq.—plaintiff personal injury consulting expert—prepared records-based Impairment Rating.
WEST WEAVER HEPNER, PC--Douglas Norberg, Esq.—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared chronological summary, organized medical records of dental injuries, prepared trial exhibits.
PROCHASKA LAW FIRM, Wichita, KS—plaintiff—medical malpractice consulting expert—located testifying expert witness
ROBINSON & SELLS, Evergreen, CO--plaintiff—medical malpractice consulting expert—evaluated medical records for merit and prepared narrative summary
KEITH FRANKL & ASSOCIATES, Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—evaluated medical records and prepared multiple narrative summaries
HUTCHINSON LAW FIRM, Denver, CO—plaintiff—consulting expert medical malpractice cases—gave opinions for merit
GALLO & GODFREY, Denver, CO—defense expert—medical malpractice consulting expert—reviewed 4 different cases for merit, and gave expert nursing depositions
CLINICAL NURSING INSTRUCTOR
University of Colorado, School of Nursing
Clinical instructor for Bachelor’s and Nursing Doctoral nursing students during OB/GYN clinical rotation. Various hospitals in the Denver metro area.
OB/GYN NURSE PRACTITIONER
Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment
260 S. Kipling
Lakewood, Colorado, 80226-1099
Full time as clinical nurse practitioner providing prenatal care, well woman care, STD evaluation and treatment for women and men.
Revised protocols on sickle cell disease screening, revised client education handouts, Free Norplant coordinator, presented in-services for nurses on pregnancy dating criteria and Leopold maneuvers.
Chosen by American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) to be proctor for nurse-midwifery certification exam in Denver.
DIRECTOR, ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY PROGRAM
and NURSE-MIDWIFE SERVICE
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
1719 E. 19th Avenue, Denver, Colorado, 80219
1) Staff recruitment, training, and retention of 3.0 FTE CNM's, program assistant/receptionist, medical assistant, and social worker
2) Financial management, including billing, operating budget, all phases of budget preparation
3) Client recruitment and marketing
4) Utilization review (QI) - audited program inpatient and outpatient charts (98% Medicaid) for appropriateness of care, adherence to protocols; responsible for preparation of all policies and procedures and CNM guidelines (protocols)
5) Educational outreach
6) CNM duties as 0.5 FTE clinical, 0.5 FTE as administrator
* Data collection and statistical analysis of program’s pregnancy outcomes and processes
* Preparing pay for performance quarterly/yearly evaluation tools for all staff members
* Clinical faculty for University of Colorado Nurse-Midwifery students
* Academic and clinical faculty for Regis University graduate level PeriNatal Nurse-Practitioner program (PNNP)
* All Quality Improvement programs for the department including customer service, client tracking of abnormal outcomes
* Created multiple client education handouts - i.e. Prevention of Preterm Labor
* Increased revenue by 300% for the program; Maintained budget with a profitable margin
* Increased client caseload 500% from 3-4 births per month to 24 births/month
* Maintained a program Cesarean Section rate of 6%; Premature birth rate of 5%; a Low Birth weight rate of 8%; an episiotomy rate of 10%. Delivered over 400 babies personally, over 900 through the clinic
* Developer and facilitator of 3 Team Building retreats for the program; attended 5 administrative Team Building retreats
* Assisted with the development of new expanded nursing role educational program - PeriNatal Nurse Practitioner (PNNP); Coordinated master's level course "Normal Pregnancy and Birth" for PNNP's at Regis University
* "Jet Hydrotherapy for Labor and Post Partum Pain Relief" The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 16 (2), March/April, 1991, p.97-99.
* "Phases of Second Stage Labor – four descriptive case studies" Journal of Nurse-Midwives, 36(5), Sept/Oct 1991, p.267-275.
HIGH RISK OBSTETRICAL NURSE
St. Luke's Hospital North Colorado Medical Center
601 E. 19th Avenue 1801 16th Street
Denver, Colorado Greeley, Colorado
Obstetrical care in level II and III hospitals for both low and high-risk patients. Both positions required duties as rotating charge nurse.
Began obstetrical nursing career using traditional labor and delivery rooms. Involved with transition from traditional care to Single Room Maternity Care. Most recent OB nursing experience (4 years) involved Single Room Maternity Care with Level III obstetrical patients and extensive use of whirlpools for labor.
NIH SECOND STAGE LABOR RESEARCH STUDY - Research Assistant
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center - School of Nursing
Dr. Joyce Roberts, CNM, PhD, FAAN
Assisted in collection of data and analysis of transcripts/videos, plus participated in creative input in research team discussions.
Spoke at the national meeting for the American College of Nurse-Midwives -"Phases of Second Stage Labor – four descriptive case studies".
Published article in Journal of Nurse-Midwives, "Phases of Second Stage Labor - four descriptive case studies" 36(5), Sept/Oct 1991, p.267-275.
Family and Life Education
Aims Community College
Duties included development of curriculum and instructor for childbirth education classes, breastfeeding class, refresher childbirth class, and sibling class.
Professional liaison between childbirth educators and labor and delivery staff, which increased customer satisfaction. Able to introduce many concepts into nursing care which reduced high intervention rate, i.e. position changes for fetal rotation, nipple stimulation CST's and for augmentation. Participated as writer/contributor for the Childbirth Education manual for class participants
Lincoln General Hospital Med/Surg Team leader
2300 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68502
North Colorado Medical Center Float Nurse
1801 16th Street
PUBLIC SPEAKING PRESENTATIONS
Provided over 400 school presentations to over 5000 teenagers on subjects concerning sexuality, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, pregnancy and childbirth, and Certified Nurse-Midwives.
Presented multiple in-services, symposiums, and grand rounds presentations:
The Dating Game—Determining Dating Criteria in Pregnancy
Obstetrics in a Nutshell
Phases of Second Stage Labor - Four Descriptive Case Studies
The Intact Childbirth
Basics for Prenatal Care
Contemporary Care of the Pregnant Teen
Sitz or Jet Hydrotherapy? - A Comparison of PostPartum Narcotic Use
Seminar: Teen Pregnancy - Some things never change
Let it Flow: An Effective Approach to Second Stage Labor
Birthing with Teens - Keeping Your Cool
Seminar: Breastfeeding - Working with Low Income, Minority, and Teens
Making a Difference with Teens
Water Labor - Use of Jet Hydrotherapy in the Labor Suite
Great Expectations - Making the Most of Preconceptual Counseling
Nurse-Midwifery Care of the Young Mother
National Speaking Engagements:
National Convention of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, May, 1990
Aspen Conference on Perinatal Research, August, 1991
Naacog District meeting, October,1991
Contemporary Forums, August, 1992
Contemporary Breastfeeding Issues, October 1992
Low Risk Neonatal Nurses 1st Annual Conference, November, 1992
Planned Parenthood Agency Meeting - 1993
Birth Coach, Inc. National Conference - 1995
Born Too Soon Annual Symposium - Focus on Teen Pregnancy 1995
Presented workshops at the American Adoption Congress National Convention in Cleveland, Sacramento, and Denver 2009, 2010, 2012
“Up for Adoption—the Surrendering Mother’s Experience of Childbirth”
“I Found the Truth—So Where’s the Freedom?”
Salutatorian Shelby High School
Graduated Cum Laude - University of Northern Colorado
Sigma Theta Tau—National Honor Society for Nurses
Nominated for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Florence Nightingale AWARD, 1993
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
Registered Nurse Advanced Practice Registry
Colorado No. 54087 Colorado No. 1219
Expires 9/30/20 Expires 9/30/20
Certified Nurse-Midwife, 1988 Certified Post Adoption Counselor
American College of Nurse-Midwives Carlini Institute
No. 5082 January 2002
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Sigma Theta Tau—National Honor Society for Nurses
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC)