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Paulette W. Dendy

Title: Sexual Assault Forensic Nurse Examiner- Adult/Pediatrics
Industry: Healthcare
Type of Organization: Hospital
Major Product/Service: Patient care, evidence collection
Expertise: 50 years experience; 10 years as FNE-A/P; Specialized in forensic nursing, adult/adolescent and pediatric sexual assault examinations and evidence collection, preceptorship, critical care, emergency medicine, psychiatry, respiratory management and QA/QI; Works with the judicial system as an expert witness for the State of Maryland, the Superior Court and the Court System of Washington, DC, and the Prince George's County Court System; Interviews, examines, obtains specimens and photographs, compiles body diagrams, performs lab work, collects and secures evidence; Provides emotional support and comfort to victims; Former Director of Emergency Department, ICU, ER and Transplant Units Manager; Director of Respiratory Therapy Department; Serves as a consultant and instructs in-service training classes for staff, patients, law enforcement, medical students, attorneys and volunteers
Geographic Area of Distribution: Prince Georges County, Maryland
Affiliations: American Nurses Association; International Forensic Nurses Association; Maryland Forensic Nurses Association; District of Columbia Forensic Nurse Examiners; Emergency Nurses Association; Chi Eta Phi Nurses Sorority; Cambridge Who's Who
University/Degree: L.P.N., Mary Washington, 1966; A.S., R.N., Washington Tech Institute, 1974, R.N., Respiratory Therapy, Washington Technical Institute, 1977; C.E.N.; C.C.R.N.; B.L.S.; Numerous Certifications; Candidate, M.S.N.
Born: March 17, 1946
Hobbies/Sports: Watching basketball, her 4 Mastiff dogs
Married: no
Honors & Awards: "Outstanding Nurse of the Year", two-time winner; Henry Gleim Memorial Award; Nationally Recognized, "Sexual Assault Roll-Call Training Video for Law Enforcement", IACP; Governor's Volunteer Service Award, Maryland; Good Citizens Award, Maryland State Police
Published Works: Featured in "PG Journal"; Articles of accomplishment, Prince George's Journal; Interviewed, NBC-TV "Level 1 Trauma Center", Greater Southeast Community Hospital; Film, "Babies in Intensive Care", Walter Reed Army Medical Center