Katherine Smith RN BASc MSc(N) LNC
Legal Nurse Consultant

My Credentials

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At a Glance

I have extensive nursing experience working as a nurse in the clinical area as well as with regulation. I have taught in post-secondary education nursing and personal support workers. I bring understanding of clinical standards and regulatory standards to my work as Legal Nurse Consultant.

I completed my education to be a Legal Nurse Consultant with RN Experts and Connect Expert.

Certification

Certified by the Superior Court of Ontario as:
Expert capable of giving opinion evidence on the care of elders in assisted living and care homes, including the applicable level of training, education, procedures and use of assistive devices for such facilities and those providing care and supervision within them.

In Detail

Employment

Conestoga College - Program Developer and Instructor
New program development including course objectives, curriculum and evaluation techniques, and instructor.

Consultant
Providing nursing legal opinions
Presentation of Pressure Injuries to the Nursing Home Action Coalition
Certified by Superior Court of Ontario as Expert capable of giving opinion evidence on the care of elders in assisted living and care homes, including the applicable level of training, education, procedures and use of assistive devices for such facilities and those providing care and supervision within them.
Providing assessments of clients with recommendations of care
Determining resources available to meet client care

College of Nurses of Ontario
Outreach Consultant Long Term Care, Retirement Homes and Palliative Care
Wrote standards and guidelines for nursing practice in Ontario
Provided on-site consultation for the standards and how they apply to a clinical setting.
Developed education resources for nurses to understand CNO documents and regulations
Presented at several conferences and participated in many teleconferences
Chaired and participated in CNO Advisory groups

McMaster University - Assistant Clinical Instructor
Assisted with student clinical placements in acute care

Hamilton Health Sciences - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Geriatrics
Provided in-depth assessments and assisted physicians and teams in developing a plan of action
Member of the Falls, Best Practices Guideline Steering Committee
Member of the Wound and Skin Committee
Worked to develop educational resources (Understanding Delirium, Understanding Falls in the Elderly, Understanding Dementia and Behaviour Management)

McMaster University, Mohawk College - Instructor
Several Nursing courses
Developed the Canadian Registered Nurse Exam Prep Workshop for Mohawk College

Capital Health Home Care / University of Alberta
Community Nurse/Instructor
Delivering patient care, assessing patients, tutoring, developing special lectures on elderly care and teaching nursing theory

Centre Care Corporations
Director of Education and Research/Clinical Leader
Delivered Educational programs (WHIMS, Fire Safety, Codes)
Developed orientation for elderly care
Certified to teach Supportive Pathways
Assisted staff to understand scope of practice for different levels of nursing care
Educated staff on documentation practices

Grant Macewan College
Instructor - Nursing Refresher Program
Responsible for teaching the Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) to prepare to write the Canadian Registered Nurses Exam (CRNE)

The Capital Care Group (TCCG) / University of Alberta
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Associate Professor of Nursing
Reviewed process of nursing assessment, care planning and  documentation. Identified how care requirements could be best be captured to improve classification of care
Responsible for conducting clinical research
Published and presented

Mistahia Health Region
Manager Public Health

Glenrose Hospital, Edmonton
Clinical Nurse Specialist Geriatrics

St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, Kingston ON
Regional Geriatrics Program Outreach Consultant
Discharge Planner

Niagara Home Care Program
Case Coordinator

Homewood Sanitorium, Guelph
Staff Nurse

Toronto Western Hospital
Staff Nurse

Certification

Certified by the Superior Court of Ontario as:
Expert capable of giving opinion evidence on the care of elders in assisted living and care homes, including the applicable level of training, education, procedures and use of assistive devices for such facilities and those providing care and supervision within them.

Education

Master of Science (Nursing), King's College, University of London
Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Guelph
Diploma, Registered Nurse, George Brown Technical College

Volunteer
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Legal Assistance Program

Memberships
CNO
RNAO
CNA
Hamilton Medical Legal Society
CNPS

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Legal Nurse Consultant