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Russell & Associates

 

Legal Nurse Consultants

 

 

Board Certified Wound Specialist

Board Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse

Board Certified Operating Room Nurse

Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

 CWS, CHPN, CNOR, BCBA

 

Our staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eva Russell, MSN-Ed, RN, CWS,CHPN,CLNC

  Eva is clinically active as a director of clinical support, wound care consultant and educator to hospitals, long term care, skilled care, assisted living and homecare providers.

 Eva works with several attorneys as a certified legal nurse consultant for plaintiffs, when negligence or malpractice has unfortunately occurred, and for the defense, to support and defend healthcare providers and facilities that have maintained standards of care. 

Eva is a  board certified Wound Care Specialist, board certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, certified Case Manager, and certified Legal Nurse Consultant.  Eva possesses a unique combination of clinical expertise and working knowledge of regulatory standards of care.

Eva received her Master's of Science in Nursing in Education from Walden University .  She received her Bachelor's of Science in Health Service Management from LaSalle University and her RN, Associates in Applied Sciences Degree from the County College of Morris.

Eva belongs to a variety of professional memberships, including: Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society, Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, American Academy of Wound Management (member of the National Registry of Board Certified Wound Specialists), Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association  and National & State Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

Some of Eva's professional presentations include:

Evidence-Based Wound Care

Assessment, Treatment and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers

Differentiating between Arterial & Venous Ulcers

Dressing for the Unexpected (How to Manage Tumor Wounds)

Assessment and Documentation of Wounds

Palliative Wound Care

Ostomy Care for Your Patient

IV Access for Port-a-Caths

Pain Medication and Management

Oncologic Emergencies

Eva was published in Healthy Skin Magazine: Volume 5, Issue 3.  Her article, Palliative Wound Care: End-of-life care goals discusses the guidelines for wound care, assessment tools, addressing complications, evaluating support surfaces and nutritional needs. 

As a member of HCANJ, Eva participated in the development of a state-wide skin care brochure for families and residents in LTC.

 

PETER T. HEDENHAG, RN, CNOR, AORN

Peter is a registered nurse with extensive surgical nursing experience in joint replacement, orthopedic oncology and trauma surgeries. He presently serves at Magnet Recognized, Hackensack University Medical Center, as a perioperative instructor.  It includes 23 operating rooms serving over 40,000 cases per year, staffed with 110 registered nurses and 35 surgical technologists. He provides needs assessments, analysis, planning and implementation of orientation, education and staff development programs. 

Peter works in collaboration with staff and management to define, coordinate and analyze continuing education to ensure a foundation of competency in patient care and quality of nursing practice.  He works to review operating room policy for compliance with Joint Commision and AORN recommended practice & standards to reflect the best of evidenced-based patient care.  Peter has contributed substantially to Magnet re-Designation, helping to amplify models of care and shared governance in nursing.  Presently serving as co-chair on the Hospital Recruitment Retention and Mentoring Council, he keeps in touch with all aspects of hospital nursing.  Peter also enjoys membership on the Clinical Ladder Committee, the Coordinating Council and the Professional Practice Council for the hospital.  

As administrator for develpment of perioperative education programs for new operating room nurses, and CNOR certification review programs for experienced nurses, Peter dedicates himself to promoting evidenced-based best practice and excellence in the perioperative setting.  

With an understanding of the details perioperative standards of care, Peter serves Russell & Associates well with his surgical nursing experience and medical expertise.

Associations:  

A.O.R.N. Member and Perioperative 101 Administrator  

A.H.A. Basic life saving instructor, ACLS certified 

 

 

CHRISTEN RUSSELL, MS, BCBA

Christen is a Board Certified  Behavior Analyst.  Her clinical experience consists of providing services in the home, school/academic, community, vocational and residential setting.  She has  worked with children, adolescents, and adults (ranging from 6 months old - 65 years old) with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, organic brain disorder, ODD, OCD, FAS, anxiety, developmental and physical delays.

Christen is a member of Autism NJ and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.  She served on the Board for Autism Speaks (Southern New Jersey-formerly NAAR), as a family advocate and organized groups for Walk NOW.  Christen is recognized as a Behavior Specialist through the NJ State Early Intervention System.

Christen has her Master's of Science with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University.  She has her BA from Rutgers University.

With an understanding of procedures in early child development, for developmentally and functionally delayed and autism and working in the field for over 14 years, Christen provides a broad spectrum of clinical expertise.

Some of Christen's professional presentations include:

Developing Friendships: At Home, School, and in the Community

Reinforcement

Behavioral Principles and Educational Rights

Specialized Training: Sensory Diets

Specialized Training: Challenging Behavior

Specialized Training: Functional Communication

The Importance of the Prompt-Fade Procedure

The Importance of Incorporating Related Services into ABA Session

Christen was published on the Special Education Advisor.  Her article, Assessing the Efficacy of Sensory Diets on Latent Responding and the Frequency of Inapporpriate Behaviors, discusses the implementation, effects, and need for further research about sensory integration.  http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/assessing-the-efficacy-of-sensory-diets-on-latent-responding-and-frequency-of-inappropriate-behavior/#more-14851