PHYSICIANS

Lowcountry Orthopaedics works directly with employers, occupational clinics, case managers, adjusters, and insurance companies to provide rapid and conservative treatment and appropriate timely, medical management and communication.

KYLIE SMITH, FNP

Lowcountry Outpatient Surgery Center
Orthopedic perioperative nursing including:

  • Operating room circulator
  • Preoperative unit
  • PACU

Pain management experience including:

  • Provision of assistance during epidural injections as well as spinal cord stimulator trials and radiofrequency ablations
  • Moderate sedation experience – administering sedatives and/or opioid analgesics while monitoring patients undergoing therapeutic pain management procedures

Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Coordinator

  • Preparation for Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) survey, assessment of performance measures, quarterly peer review, and quality improvement initiatives

East Cooper Medical Center
Medical-Surgical nursing with emphasis on postoperative patients, including joint replacements and spine surgery.

  • Pneumonia Prevention Committee: A multidisciplinary committee that evaluates evidence-based research on the prevention, treatment and patient education of pneumonia, applying it to an acceptable standard of care for patients
  • Recipient of two CEO-initiated “Huddle Awards” in recognition of outstanding professional contributions to the mission of East Cooper

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Administration of flu vaccines to the adult and pediatric populations of Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties

Certifications & Skills
South Carolina APRN License
ACLS & BLS certifications
Quality improvement experience
Member of the American Nurses Association
Member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Anderson University College of Health Professions
2017 – 2018
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

  • GPA: 4.0
  • Nominated for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Clinical rotations in family practice, urgent care, pediatrics, women’s health, and orthopedics

Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing
2012 – 2013
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Nominated for Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

College of Charleston
2009 – 2011
Prerequisite coursework for MUSC’s Accelerated BSN program

  • Highly Distinguished Honors and Dean’s List for duration of attendance
  • The National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars