Kathleen J. Aderhold

2961 S. Kearney St.

Denver, Colorado 80222

(303) 809 – 3562

Kathy@aderholdconsulting.com

 

EDUCATION

* 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            

                               

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT 1993 - present

2007-2018

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

1998-2019

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

2005-2018

KIDNEIGH & KAUFMAN, Stephen Kaufman, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—medical malpractice—medical malpractice consulting expert—evaluated multiple medical cases for merit and prepared narrative summaries

2011-2018

BOVO LAW, Todd Bovo, Esq.—Plaintiff personal injury—attended Rule 35 IME, obtained medical records and bills, prepared chronological and narrative summaries

2016

BELL & POLLOCK, LLC—attended Defense Medical Exam—CASE SETTLED

2014-2015    

BERG SIMPSON ELDREDGE HERSH & JARDINE PC—Scott Eldredge, Esq.—plaintiff—medical malpractice testifying expert—expert disclosures, prepared for deposition but case settled.

2014-2018

Steve Roberts, Esq.—personal injury consulting expert—evaluated medical records and prepared narrative summary

2015  

VICENTE CEDERBERG, LLC—Phil Cherner, Esq.—prepared narrative summary for criminal case.

2005-2018

Peter Menges, Esq.—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared multiple narrative medical summaries

2010

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

2000-2008

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

2005-2007

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.

2006-2008

Stephen Justino, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared multiple chronological summaries, gave opinion regarding damages; assisted with medical aspects of cases.

2006

Kenneth M. Phillips, Esq., Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury—chronological summary

2007

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

2004

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

2003-2005

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

2003

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.

2002-2003

WEST WEAVER HEPNER, PC--Douglas Norberg, Esq.—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—prepared chronological summary, organized medical records of dental injuries, prepared trial exhibits.

2002

PROCHASKA LAW FIRM, Wichita, KS—plaintiff—medical malpractice consulting expert—located testifying expert witness

2001

ROBINSON & SELLS, Evergreen, CO--plaintiff—medical malpractice consulting expert—evaluated medical records for merit and prepared narrative summary

2001

KEITH FRANKL & ASSOCIATES, Denver, CO—plaintiff—personal injury consulting expert—evaluated medical records and prepared multiple narrative summaries

1999

HUTCHINSON LAW FIRM, Denver, CO—plaintiff—consulting expert medical malpractice cases—gave opinions for merit

1993-94

GALLO & GODFREY, Denver, CO—defense expert—medical malpractice consulting expert—reviewed 4 different cases for merit, and gave expert nursing depositions

NURSING EXPERIENCE

CLINICAL NURSING INSTRUCTOR  

University of Colorado, School of Nursing

 Overall Responsibilities:

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

Overall responsibilities:

Full time as clinical nurse practitioner providing prenatal care, well woman care, STD evaluation and treatment for women and men.

Results:

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

 Overall responsibilities:

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

 Specific responsibilities:

*  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

Results:

*  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

 Publications:

*  "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

 Overall responsibilities:

Obstetrical care in level II and III hospitals for both low and high-risk patients. Both positions required duties as rotating charge nurse.

Results:

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

Overall responsibilities:

Assisted in collection of data and analysis of transcripts/videos, plus participated in creative input in research team discussions.

Results:

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.

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR

Family and Life Education

Aims Community College

Greeley, Colorado

Overall Responsibilities:

Duties included development of curriculum and instructor for childbirth education classes, breastfeeding class, refresher childbirth class, and sibling class.

Results:

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

 

MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSE

Lincoln General Hospital        Med/Surg Team leader

2300 S. 16th Street                                                  

Lincoln, Nebraska, 68502                                                     

 

North Colorado Medical Center              Float Nurse 

1801 16th Street

Greeley, Colorado

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?”

 

AWARDS

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

 

MEMBERSHIPS

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)