Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence into Practice 2016

Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Lena M. Napolitano, M.D
Is currently the Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery [Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery]. She also serves as Associate Chair for Critical Care within the Department of Surgery, Director of Surgical Critical Care and Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (7 fellows annually).

Dr. Napolitano received her medical degree and completed her general surgery residency in 1990 at George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.  Dr. Napolitano completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma at the University of North Carolina and is board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Napolitano was previously Director of Surgical Critical Care and Co-Director of Trauma at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center from 1992-1995. She then joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, where she served as Director of Surgical Critical Care, Program Director of the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, and Chief of the Division of Surgical Critical Care. In April of 2005, Dr. Napolitano joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Health Systems.

Dr. Napolitano's clinical interests include general surgery, trauma and surgical critical care. Her research interests are in translational and outcomes research in trauma and surgical critical care, with a focus on multiple organ failure, systemic inflammatory response syndrome, anemia and blood transfusion. She serves on the editorial board and as reviewer for a number of surgical journals.
Dr. Napolitano participates nationally in many organizations. She is a Director of the American Board of Surgery and a member of the Trauma, Burns and Critical Care Advisory Council of the American Board of Surgery, representing the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. She currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Governors Executive Committee of the American College of Surgeons. She is a past member of the AAST Board of Manager and has served as Chancellor of the Board of Regents, American College of Critical Care Medicine, Chair of the Surgical Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Chair of the Committee on Perioperative Care for the American College of Surgeons. She has an active interest in surgical education and is a member of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP) Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Surgical & Perioperative Safety, on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, Past President of the Surgical Infection Society, and on the national Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Technical Expert Panel.

Kathleen Vollman MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
Kathleen is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant. Ms. Vollman has published and lectured throughout North and South America and overseas on a variety of pulmonary, critical care and professional nursing topics. She earned her nursing degree from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan and her Master’s in Critical Care Nursing from California State University in Long Beach. From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical Critical Care Area at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. In 2009, Kathleen was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses. In addition she designed and developed the Vollman Prone Positioner. Ms. Vollman is listed in Who’s Who of American Inventors.

Kathleen M. Hill, MSN, RN, CCNS
Kathleen is currently a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) for the surgical intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus location. Hill is a diversified CNS, having practiced in a variety of intensive care settings, including coronary care, heart failure, cardiac surgery and medical and surgical intensive care. She actively lectures and publishes works on critical care and advanced practice nursing, including face transplantation, hemodynamic monitoring, ethical issues at the end of life, prescriptive authority for the CNS, role delineation for mid-level providers, and more.

Hill is an avid member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), serving as chair for the organization’s CNS scope and standards task force and as a member of the evidence-based practice resources work group. She also sits on several councils within Cleveland Clinic health system, such as the adult intensive care unit practice council and the advanced practice nursing privileging council. Additionally, since 2004, she has been an American Red Cross community volunteer, and through the Northeast Ohio Nursing Initiative, has participated in a high school student/professional shadow program. In 2010, she received the national Circle of Excellence Award from the AACN, which recognizes significant contributions to the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.


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