Cari is a registered nurse (RN) licensed in the state of CA with certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Cari provides a fully stocked first aid/trauma kit and is always at the ready to provide basic first aid or stabilize emergent situations for cast, crew, and construction.
Cari specializes in providing care for newborns and babies and can serve as a "baby nurse" or "Baby Wrangler" on set when laws require it. A baby nurse is responsible for the health and safety of infants on set and ensures that everyone who is a part of the production is maintaining required safety standards when working with babies.
Cari is currently an I.A.T.S.E. Local 80 "Permittee"working toward union membership.
Medical Technical Advisor
Avoid technical inaccuracies! Cari supervises all phases of television and film production to ensure the most realistic representation of all medical and surgical situations. Cari works with writers, directors, producers, and actors to tackle the complexities of medical content and help productions to deliver a truthful product.
Cari can help writers create realistic scenarios, review scripts for misinterpretations, and can be on set to assist cast and crew for authenticity. She also helps actors articulate difficult terminology and helps them to fully understand their dialog.
Cari's 20 years of experience on-camera as a principle actor combined with her medical background working in acute care facilities brings a unique and invaluable knowledge base to your production.
OBGYN, labor and delivery (L&D), women's health, newborns, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), postpartum, operating room (OR), surgery, post anesthesia (PACU), pre-op, and general medical surgical.
SAG On-Camera Actor
Cari (known as Cari Shayne to the industry) is a 20+ year veteran of television and film. She has appeared as a principle performer in hundreds of television episodes and starred in several films. For a full list of credits visit Cari's IMDB page.
Cari is an active SAG member and has the skill set to perform specialized medical roles of all types on camera: Lab technician, phlebotomist, OR scrub nurse, bedside nurse, paramedic, medical tech, emergency nurse, obstetrical nurse, baby nurse, ultrasound tech, radiologist, MD or physician, etc.