I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of tracheotomies with specific knowledge in the areas of critical care nursing, advanced practice nursing and pulmonary nursing. I have published on such topics as tracheotomies, critical care orientation and respiratory assessment. I have testified on chain of command, sepsis and standard of care. I have the opportunity to see patients, teach, and do research. It is an effective blending of my passions and allows me the opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives every day.