I am a Research Assistant for Dr. Jean McSweeney, Associate Dean for Research, at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. In this role, I am involved with research, writing manuscripts, grant writing, and dissemination of research results. In a previous role I worked as a telemedicine intensive care nurse taking care of intensive care patients throughout the state of Arkansas and in Missouri. In this role I gained an interest in improving patient outcomes through telemedicine practice in the intensive care unit setting. Specific interests are how to improve bedside healthcare provider utilization of telemedicine and exploring the patient experience of telemedicine in the intensive care unit. This area of telemedicine research is in its infancy with great opportunity to improve quality of care and patient outcomes. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. I am currently in my third year in the BSN to PhD program. I am pursuing a PhD in order to gain the necessary skills to conduct research. My immediate research goal is to explore bedside healthcare provider utilization of telemedicine services in the intensive care unit. I hope to identify facilitators and barriers of telemedicine utilization in order to increase usage and improve patient outcomes.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Other
Dissertation: Telemedicine in the ICU