LuCinda started nursing in 1989 after graduating from Florida State University, working in critical care and emergency medicine. She took on a leadership role for almost 16 years in Miami, Florida, before returning to the bedside as a clinical educator at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee. She started the sepsis program in 2015 and led the hospital to obtaining sepsis certification in 2017. She created screening tools and worksheets to assist staff in rapid identification of the sepsis patient as well as defined protocols to initiate the Code Sepsis for emergent care and intervention.
LuCinda educates providers and nursing staff regarding sepsis care and works at the bedside to be a resource and mentor. She is responsible for abstracting all sepsis core measures and conducts reviews on all mortalities related to sepsis. She is the chair for a Sepsis Steering Committee and a multidisciplinary sepsis team. She works with multiple surrounding counties EMS to provide education to the first responders on sepsis identification and treatment. She also provides community in-services and events to continually work towards the goal of educating the public on seeing sepsis as a medical emergency.