Staff

Nancy Saucier, R.N.

Nancy Saucier holds an Associate Degree in nursing from Pearl River Community College. As an RN since 1985, she brings a wealth of clinical expertise to her legal nurse consulting practice.  Since 2015, she has completed a variety of in-depth medical records summaries for Nurse Paralegal USA.

Her nursing career began at Crosby Memorial Hospital (Slidell, LA) where she served in both MedSurg and the Emergency Room.  At Northshore Regional Hospital (Slidell, LA) she worked in telemetry and ICU before transferring to the Labor and Delivery unit.

In 1993, she joined the staff of Slidell Memorial Hospital (Slidell, LA) in the Maternal Child Department in Labor and Delivery.  For the next 13 years, she provided patient care in labor as well as serving surgical and recovery patients on the unit.  During this time Nancy also worked as a field nurse for Camellia Home Health where she specialized in geriatric patient care.

Ms. Saucier currently provides well-baby care at Slidell Memorial Hospital where she has served for the last 7 years. She also teaches birthing classes and has maintained certifications in BLS (Basic Life Support); ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support); NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program); and STABLE (a specialty program addressing the needs of sick infants post delivery).  She has highly developed organizational skills which she applies when scheduling on her unit.

Susan “Scottie” Dowd, R.N.

Susan “Scottie” Dowd Ms. Dowd served as a Louisiana Certified Court Reporter for many years prior to entering the Nursing Profession, which she’s been a part of since 1997.  She holds an Associate of Science degree from Charity Hospital Delgado Community College and holds RN licensure in both Louisiana and Mississippi, where she’s practiced in a variety of clinical areas.

Ms. Dowd is a certified case manager, having worked in telephonic, field and inpatient hospital case management settings.  Additionally, she has long term experience with patients with catastrophic injuries.  She has working familiarity with multiple jurisdictions, including State Workers’ Compensation Acts, the Longshore Harbor Workers’ Act, the Jones Act, LTD/STD and other health insurance jurisdictions.

Ms. Dowd’s insurance industry experience includes work for major insurance companies as a utilization review nurse with expertise in health insurance reimbursement relating to private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Ms. Dowd began working with Kathleen Christmas in 2014, continuing when Nurse Paralegal USA was formed in 2015 to review numerous medical malpractice and personal injury cases.

Staff Nurse Beth Purkey

Beth Purkey, R.N., LNC

Beth Purkey graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing from Cypress College in Cypress, CA in 2004. With 14 years experience delivering exceptional care to the most critically ill patients, she brings current and relevant expertise to her work as a Legal Nurse Consultant.

Beth’s early nursing career began in Orange County, CA at a large, urban, Level II trauma center and continued for the next 10 years. During her time there, she gained clinical inpatient experience in ICU, Burn ICU, Critical Care Step-Down, Psyche, Medical Surgical, and Telemetry, eventually becoming a Charge RN for the 40-bed Telemetry and Critical Care Step-Down unit. In addition, she functioned in multiple committee chair roles for research, risk management, quality improvement and JCAHO readiness.

Looking for a further challenge in 2007, Beth began working in the Emergency/Trauma Department of Orange County’s busy trauma center and quickly realized she had a profound love of emergency medicine. She continued her passion for providing care to the critically ill and wounded of inner-city Orange County until her family relocated to Austin, TX in 2013.

Since her move to Austin, TX, Beth has been employed as an Emergency/Level I Trauma RN at one of central Texas’ busiest trauma receiving centers. She provides hands-on care to critical medicine and traumatic injury patients with energy and enthusiasm. In addition, this urban emergency department houses one of the county’s only psychiatric emergency receiving centers providing Beth with valuable experience in Psychiatric Emergency nursing.

In 2018, Beth completed her newest challenge and graduated from Huston-Tillotson’s certificate program for Legal Nurse Consulting. With this training, Beth is prepared to offer her extensive 14 years nursing expertise to clients seeking Legal Nurse services with an emphasis on critical medicine, trauma, and emergency psychiatric care. She holds active RN licensure in both Texas and California.

Beth resides in Austin with her husband and four daughters and brings both personal and professional skills that translate well into the realm of Legal Nursing. She is a motivated, multi-tasker who works well under pressure with a competitive spirit and a diligent work ethic.

Amy Woolman, Nursing Home Expert

Amy Woolman, RN

As a Director of Nursing in a nursing home/long-term care facility for the last 5 years, Amy Woolman has led healthcare teams to exceptional success with regulatory outcomes.  She has helped institutions achieve multiple deficiency-free state surveys, proving that excellent care in a nursing home can be a reality.  Ms. Woolman ‘s management expertise includes in-depth knowledge of federal requirements for long-term care, wound care, fall prevention and care plans.

Her experiences as a certified nursing assistant, a registered nurse in a skilled nursing facility, and a unit nurse manager enable her to bring a “whole picture” view of nursing home staffing, clinical practices, and management to her practice as a legal nurse consultant.  To date, she has completed over 60 reviews of cases involving nursing home negligence.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College in Indiana.  Her love and compassion for older adults led to a board certification in gerontological nursing in 2018.  She continues to be actively engaged in clinical practice as a nursing home charge nurse while she pursues a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law at Loyola University, Chicago.

JAIME MINCE, R.N. of Nurse Paralegal USA

JAIME MINCE, R.N.

As an RN specializing in Neonatal Intensive Care, Jaime Mince holds certifications in neonatal resuscitation and S.T.A.B.L.E. (Sugar, temperature, airway, bloodwork, lab work, and emotional support – a comprehensive education program on post-resuscitation/pre-transport of critically ill infants). She also has over 17 years of experience in the healthcare industry providing bedside care to patients of all ages and medical conditions. Prior to becoming a registered nurse, her “front line” experiences as a Nationally Registered Paramedic provides her with a unique insight into patient care in the emergency setting. She is a compassionate, dedicated, and conscientious nursing professional who continues to strive for excellence in every healthcare arena.

Her interest in legal nurse consulting-led her to Nurse Paralegal USA. She has strong clinical judgment, is knowledgeable in HIPPA compliance, detail oriented and organized. She holds a reputation as a flexible team player and takes pride in working well under pressure, and performing necessary tasks quickly and efficiently while making difficult decisions swiftly in emergency situations.

Mrs. Mince obtained her EMT-Basic license in 2001, then furthered to acquire her Paramedic license in 2005, serving her community with Acadian Ambulance in New Orleans and surrounding areas. In 2008, she graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing at South Texas College. She currently still provides direct patient care within the Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Lakeview Regional Medical Center and Slidell Memorial Hospital. She holds her nursing license in Louisiana, as well as certification as an American Heart Association Basic Life Support provider.

BRANDI EAGLE, RN

BRANDI EAGLE, RN

Brandi Eagle brings eleven years’ pediatric clinical bedside nursing expertise as well as supervisory experience to her work as a legal nurse consultant.  Ms. Eagle started her nursing career in January of 2007 as a Pediatric Nurse on a busy medical-surgical floor at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. She continued there for the next 5 years. During her time there, she gained clinical inpatient experience in pediatric care from newborns to adolescents and eventually became charge nurse for a 33-bed unit.

In 2011, she joined the staff of Slidell Memorial Hospital in the Maternal Child Department on the pediatric and postpartum floor. For the next 5 years, she provided care to pediatric patients, infants in a well-baby nursery, postpartum mothers, as well as recovering gynecological patients post-surgery. She also taught classes to new mothers regarding newborn care, postpartum care, and what to expect while in the hospital and after discharge. During this time, Brandi also worked as a field nurse for Concerned Care Home Health.

Brandi currently provides well-baby care in the nursery at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She maintains current in BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program), and IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners).

Brandi holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. While attending, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.

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