Michael B. Bechard
BSN, R.N., CLNC, P.E.
- Representing Plaintiffs & Defense Attorneys
- Case Screening
- Locate Expert Witnesses
- Medical Reports
- Prepare Deposition & Trial Questions
- Risk-Free Guarantee
P.O. Box 1282
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688
Phone: (727) 741-3350
Fax: (727) 937-4597
Michael B. Bechard, BSN, BSES, RN, CLNC, PE
P.O. Box 1282
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688-1282
Business Phone: (727) 741-3350
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC)
Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
Hospital Charge Nurse, Emergency Department
Project Manager, for Multi-Million Dollar Capital Projects and Bridge Program for Hillsborough County, Florida
Professional Design Engineer, water and wastewater treatment plants, water and wastewater force mains, pump stations, multi-million dollar roadway projects
Relief Charge Nurse in Emergency Department (ED)
Staff Nurse in CVICU, Neuro ICU, MSICU, Trauma ICU, CCU, PACU, ED
Preceptor for Nursing Students, new Graduate Nurses, and Nurses transferring to the ED, providing continuous education and feedback to them to maintain Standards of Care (SOC) and patient safety.
Travel Nurse- Critical Care settings in Arizona, California, Washington, and Alaska states.
Special Certificates and Licenses
RN License Florida #9167490 Active
RN License California #645695 Active
RN License Arizona #134843 Active
RN License Washington #00158492 Active
BLS (Basic Life Support)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
PE License Florida # 45145 Active
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants
American Journal of Critical Care
American Journal of Nursing
Journal of Nursing Law
Graceland University, Independence, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Bachelor of Science, Engineering Sciences
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry
St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, Florida
Associate of Science, Nursing
Vickie Milazzo Institute, Houston, Texas
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
EHELPS LLC, Tarpon Springs, FL
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC) - Consulting Expert and Testifying Witness for plaintiff or defense. Experience with;
- Cerebral Vascular Accident
- Aspiration Pneumonia
- Dehydration and Malnutrition
- Medication Errors
- Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP)
- False Documentation
- Personal Injury & Falls
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Elder Abuse & Neglect
- Patients in all types of critical care settings
Bayonet Point Regional Medical Center
Staff nurse at a Level II trauma facility in CCU. Care for patients with severe sepsis, postsurgical patients, G.I. Bleed, drug overdose, cardiac, respiratory etc. These patients require intubation and management of mechanical ventilation, critical drips to stabilize and maintain hemodynamic stasis. Furthermore, care for patients who have cardiac arrested and achieved a return of circulation requiring further mechanical ventilation and stabilization.
Parallon Workforce Management Solutions
Per diem/contract nurse working between seven different hospital in various critical care and emergency department settings.
March 2008-May 2012
Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg FL
Emergency Department as both Staff and Charge Nurse. Care for patients with acute stroke (CVA), hemorrhagic bleeds, acute heart attacks (MI) dissecting aortic aneurysms, pulmonary emboli, respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), GI Bleeds, Gunshot Wounds, and Cardiac Arrest. Care of patients requiring management of critical drips, intubation, and mechanical ventilation to acquire stability prior to being transferred to Critical Care Unit. Also, care for numerous non-emergent patients.
February 2007-March 2008
Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL
Travel Nurse Assignment in a 16-bed Critical Care Unit (CCU). Responsible for delivery of care to critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation, titration of critical drips, hemodynamic monitoring and computer charting. Also floated to Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) caring for open-heart patients on critical drips, mechanical ventilators and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP). Travel Nurse Assignment in Emergency Department.
July 2006-December 2006
Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA
Travel Nurse Assignment in a 16-bed Critical Care Unit (CCU) responsible for delivery of care to critically ill patients requiring hemodynamic monitoring mechanical ventilation, critical drips, conscious sedation and computer charting.
December 2005-March 2006
Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Seasonal Contract Nurse in PACU (Post Anesthesia Care Unit) recovering both inpatient and outpatient surgeries. Surgeries ranged from General, Thoracic, Orthopedic, GYN, Ophthalmic, ENT, to Vascular. Also recovered patients requiring hemodynamic monitoring, titrating critical drips and mechanical ventilation.
August 2005-November 2005
Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Travel Nurse Assignment at a Magnet Hospital-Level I Trauma Facility. Critical Care Nurse floating between CVICU, CCU, MSICU, Neuro ICU, Trauma ICU, and ER. Experience with Train of Four, ventriculostomy, paralytic drips, critical drips, external pacing, hemodynamic monitoring, mechanical ventilators and computer charting.
May 2005-August 2005
Ketchikan General Hospital, Ketchikan, AK
Travel Nurse Assignment encompassed critical care of patients on mechanical ventilation, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, external pacing, surgical recovery, etc. Also floated to labor and delivery and cared for postpartum patients, newborns, and computer charting.
October 2004-April 2005
Community Hospital, New Port Richey, FL
Seasonal Contract Nurse-responsible for Critical Care of Cardiac, Pulmonary patients with critical drips and on ventilators, post-op recovery of various types of surgical patients and computer charting.
May 2005-February 2007
Vital Associates Inc., Tampa, FL
Per Diem Critical Care Nurse for (7) hospitals in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in various clinical care settings including, but not limited to; ICU, CCU, CVICU, ER, Neuro ICU, and PACU. Responsible for post cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, and med-surge patients. Performed triage and express care in various ER settings.
June 2002-November 2005
M&M Staffing, Largo, FL
Per Diem Critical Care Nurse for (7) hospitals in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in various clinical care settings including but not limited to; ICU, CCU, CVICU, ER, Neuro ICU, and PACU. Responsible for post cardiovascular, thoracic, neuro, and med-surge patients. Performed triage and express care in various ER settings.
August 2004-October 2004
Power Personnel, San Francisco, CA
Travel Nurse – Neuro Surgical Intensive Care Unit at University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. Responsible for critical care of pre-op and post-op patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage Grades I-IV, anterior and posterior spinal surgical patients and post-op craniotomy patients with clippings/coilings, and was floated to PACU.
February 2000-June 2002
Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, FL
Registered Nurse on telemetry unit and CVICU caring for acute cardiac patients as well as fresh post-operative open-heart patients.
May 1999-February 2000
Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, Tarpon Springs, FL
Graduate Nurse responsible for caring for patients on telemetry unit.
Implements Standards of Care and exhibits strong analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills for the critical care settings; motivates teamwork with colleagues and interdisciplinary staff; easily adapts to different hospital settings; extensive experience in teaching and precepting nursing students, new graduate nurses, and staff.
Phi Theta Kappa
Volunteer Nurse in educating students for several Pinellas County Schools