The NCS Podcast Series is collaborating with the NCS Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Section to launch the NCS APP Podcast Mini-Series.
Dr. Ruth Kleinpell is interviewed by Kelly
Rath, NP from University of Cincinnati’s Neurocritical Care Unit, today to discuss her article, " Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Acute and Critical Care: A Concise Review of the Literature and Data 2008–2018." Find more Resources for Advanced Practice Providers on the Neurocritical Care Society site. The NCS Podcast is the official podcast of the Neurocritical Care Society. Our senior producer is Bonnie Rossow. Our host is Fawaz Almufti, and our production staff includes Ramani Balu, Michael Brogan, Joshua Levine, Sarah Stern-Nezer, Benjamin Miller, Starane Shepherd, and Chris Zammit. Our administrative staff includes Bonnie Rossow and Angel Gindele. Music by Mohan Kottapally.
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dr. Kleinpell is an internationally
known and highly respected certified acute-gerontology nurse practitioner with
over 25 years of clinical experience. Dr. Kleinpell is a professor and
assistant dean for clinical scholarship at the Vanderbilt University School of
nursing in Nashville TN. She is the PI for many prior and current research
grants. Her research interests include role development for nurse
practitioners and outcomes of advanced practice nursing care, scope of practice
for APPs in acute care settings, and telehealth to minimize readmissions for high
risk patients. She has been the recipient of multiple grants for past and
current research endeavors. Recently she served as the PI on a funded
2-year initiative to promote patient and family-centered outcomes in 63
national hospital ICU teams. She currently serves as PI for a national
collaborative called Choosing Wisely- APRN initiative.
She has over 160 peer
reviewed articles including those published on APP practice in the American
Academy for nurse practitioners, Critical Care Medicine, and the American
Journal of critical Care. Dr. Kleinpell is a past-president of the Society of
Critical Care Medicine, and served two consecutive terms as the president of
the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses. She has received numerous awards,
including the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties Lifetime
Achievement Award in 2017 and the distinguished service award from the Society
of Critical Care Medicine. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing,
the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of
Critical Care Medicine. Her contributions have elevated APP practice
throughout the world.