Curriculum Vitae

Last revised 7/23/2015

Thomas A. Renter, CRNA, LHRM*, CPHRM*

*Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager, Florida

*Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, American Hospital Assoc.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

B.S.N. - Adelphi University, Garden City. NY

  1984 Graduate, Magna Cum Laude

 

M.Ed. - University of Southern Mississippi

  Long Beach, MS

  1990 Graduate (Adult Education)

 

M.S.N. - University of Texas at San Antonio

  Health Science Center

  San Antonio, TX

  1992 Graduate (Nurse Anesthesia)

 

University of South Florida Health Care Risk Management Program

 

Certifications:

 

 AANA Board Certification (current)

 Florida RN/CRNA License (current)

 Florida Healthcare Risk Manager's License (current)

 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (current)

 Basic Life Support (current)

 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (current)

 Neonatal Resuscitation Course (not renewed)

 Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Instructor (not renewed)

 

Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Member, American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers

Member, Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Member, International Association of Forensic Nurses

 

Article:

Upper Extremity Positioning Injuries during Operative/Other Invasive Procedures

Nurse.com Online CE Module:

 

http://ce.nurse.com/course/ce416/proper-positioning-helps-avoid-nerve-damage-during-surgery/

(recently revised by Nancymarie Phillips, PhD, RN, RNFA, CNOR(E))

Guest Lecturer, University of Kansas 60th Annual Anesthesia Symposium (4/17/10)

 -Anesthesia Risk Management

 -Medicolegal Aspects of Anesthesia

 

Guest Lecturer, Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists Spring Meeting 2012 (3/3/2012)

 -Anesthesia Risk Management

 

Guest Lecturer, Iowa Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting 2014 (9/26/2014)

 - Anesthesia Risk Management

 -Critical Incident Response

 -Patient Safety Organizations

 

Abbreviated Employment History

 

President, Anesthesia Consulting.  An anesthesia medical-legal consulting, training, risk management, peer review, and staffing company.

 

2005-present

 

Independent Contractor, cumulatively full-time at hospitals and surgery centers in the Tampa/Sarasota/Lakeland Florida area.  Currently credentialed and regularly practicing at the following:

 

Central Florida SurgiCenter 2005-present

Bay Area Physicians Surgery Center 2009-present

Tampa Bay Special Surgery Center, Pinellas Park 2013-present

Bayview Surgery Center, Sarasota 2014-present

St. Petersburg Endoscopy Center, 2014-present

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, 2015-present

Pediatric Surgery Center Brandon/Odessa, 2015-present

2002-2005

Staff Nurse Anesthetist

MacDill AFB Hospital

(Via contract)

Provide all anesthesia services (general, regional, MAC, blocks) independently (in an all CRNA department) on all ages of patients ASA class III and below.  Particular expertise in the following regional techniques: spinal, epidural, femoral nerve block, interscalene block, axillary block, retrobulbar block (only anesthesia provider at the facility providing this block).  Also responsible for scheduling, conscious sedation review, assisting with peer review.

 

1992-2002

Staff Nurse Anesthetist

Former Chief, Anesthesia Services

Major, United States Air Force

Shaw AFB, SC (1996-1999) and MacDill AFB, FL. (1992-1996 and 1999-2002).  Responsible for manning, scheduling, administrative supervision of all anesthesia providers (including anesthesiologists), quality assurance, budgeting and procuring equipment.  Provide all anesthesia services (general, regional, MAC, blocks) non-medically directed.  Solo call provider for surgery and OB services. Stood down from Chief position to prepare for retirement and allow replacement to assume duties.

 

2000-2002

Locum tenens anesthesia services:

University Community Hospital, Tampa FL.  Main OR and OB/Gyn services.

Brandon Regional Hospital, Brandon FL.  OB/Gyn services.

 

1997-1999

Locum Tenens anesthesia services:

Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC.  Level I Trauma Center, anesthesia care team (ACT) setting.  Provide all anesthesia services including OB and Trauma.

Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning, SC.  Rural Hospital.  Provide anesthesia for General Surgery, OB/Gyn.  Solo provider during scheduled hours and on-call.

 

1993-1996

Locum Tenens anesthesia services:

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.  Level I Trauma Center, ACT setting.  Provided primarily General Surgery, ENT, Orthopedic anesthesia services.

St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, FL.  Level II Trauma Center, ACT setting.  Provided all anesthesia services except OB.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL.  Provided in-house OB call in an ACT setting.