About FIG

Continuing education for nursesFIG Services, Inc. (FIG) provides a variety of services with a focus on assessing an individual with a catastrophic injury/illness and projecting future medical and non-medical needs with associated costs.

Incorporated in 2005, FIG Services is an independently owned corporation that provides an array of services with a focus on assessing an individual with a catastrophic injury/illness and projecting future medical and non-medical needs with associated costs. Services are provided as a consultant or expert witness. Referrals are received from attorneys, insurance carriers, employers, health care providers, individuals, and families. Services include Life Care Plans, life care plan reviews, medical damages assessments, file reviews, mediation/settlement consulting, Medicare Set-Aside allocations, and catastrophic case management (pre & post-settlement).

In 2008, FIG planted a seed and began offering Medicare Set-Aside classes for certification, recertification, and continuing education.  In 2011, FIG continued planting and harvesting with nurse life care planning classes for certification and continuing education.  FIG has continued to blossom with life care planning classes, mentorship, and continuing education.  Presently, FIG has a variety of live and virtual classes and mentorship in nurse life care planning, life care planning, Medicare Set-Asides, and case management.

Life Care Planning Course Shelene GillesAbout Shelene Giles

Founder and President of FIG Services, Shelene has extensive knowledge/experience within the medical and vocational case management fields. She has been employed in these areas for over twenty years. Shelene holds college degrees in Nursing, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, and Business Administration. She is a licensed Registered Nurse and her certifications include Certified Nurse Life Care Planner, Certified Life Care Planner, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Medicare Set-Aside Consultant Certified, and Legal Nurse Consultant Certified.

Over twenty years ago, Shelene Giles began her career in assisting those with disabilities in the community. She entered into a world of medical issues without full knowledge of the medical process. Shelene decided to compliment her profession of rehabilitation counseling with a nursing degree. Her attention moved toward understanding the effects as well as the life-changing events of an injury/illness in catastrophic cases. Through the years, Shelene began to understand the impact of nurses in the litigation settlement process. She streamlined her experience/knowledge and focuses on determining future cost of care in catastrophic cases. She provides services as a consultant and expert witness (state and federal court). Shelene is a member of several organizations with a concentration in catastrophic injuries/illnesses and life care planning. Between 2007 – 2009, Shelene was elected by her peers and served on the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP®) Executive Board as President-Elect, President, and Past President. She continues to actively participate in associations with an interest in the fields of life care planning, Medicare Set-Asides, and case management.  Shelene is an internationally recognized speaker/teacher/mentor and has peer-reviewed publications in her practicing fields. For the past decade, her interest has been on providing Life Care Plans for catastrophic burn survivors. She is the only Nurse Life Care Planner in the nation with a specialty in catastrophic burn cases. She has completed hundreds of Nurse Life Care Plans for burn survivors.

As a nurse, Shelene was taught to care for the patient/client as a whole. Shelene was impressed with her nursing instructors and their talent to simultaneously teach and care. This concept stuck with Shelene in her professional career. She thought, “what if this trait could be taught?” Not academically, but by example through a method of continuing education. As her career advanced, her talents were recognized and Shelene found herself in the role of teacher, trainer, and mentor. Since 2005, Shelene has been asked to teach and mentor colleagues through the professional associations. She offers her teachings as pro bono to allow the associations to retain the revenue. She has gained a reputation for being an effective hands-on teacher and mentor. She continues to provide mentorship to students and fellow colleagues. Course/conference evaluations rate Shelene as one of the highest ranked presenters/teachers.

The FIG logo symbolizes the ‘tree of life.’ The tree of life is known for its ancient connotations of knowledge and prosperity. The FIG logo also represents Shelene Giles’ personal statement of her Faith in God.

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