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Kathryn T. VonRueden, MS, RN, CNS-BC, FCCM

Associate Professor, OSAH
Address: 
355B
Phone Number: 
410-706-5253
Fax Number: 
410-706-0344
Education: 
  • MS, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MI, 1982
  • Graduate Studies, Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist Program, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 1981
  • BS, Nursing, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1977
Research: 
  • VonRueden KT, Co-Investigators Thurman P, McQuillan K, Dalenkoff S, Hake S, Borth A, Walitzer B, Merenda J: Prevalence of Delirium in Trauma Patients.
  • VonRueden KT, Murray M, Hake S, et al. (2009) Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction in Trauma Nurses. (Poster Presentation: 2009 scientific session of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses: National Teaching Institute, New Orleans, LA.) Abstract (2009) American Journal Critical Care, 18(3)
  • VonRueden KT, McQuillan K, Green K, Murray M, et al: (2008). Incidence of cumulative post traumatic stress in trauma nurses, (Oral presentation:. Society of Trauma Nurses National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.)
  • Zimmerman, J. E., Alzola, C., Von Rueden, K. T. (2003). The use of benchmarking to identify top performing critical care units and assess their policies and practices. Journal of Critical Care, 18, 76-86.
  • Muldoon, S. R., Alzola, C., O’Bryan, L., Von Rueden, K. T. (2001). Objective performance measure for time to wean and weaning rate in a long-term acute care (LTAC) population. (Poster presentation: 2001 Scientific session of the American College of Chest Physicians, Philadelphia PA) Abstract (2001) Chest, 120(191S).
  • Muldoon, S. R., Alzola, C., Von Rueden, K. T., O’Bryan, L. (2001). Prediction of length of stay in a long-term acute care (LTAC) population. (Poster presentation: 2001 Scientific session of the American College of Chest Physicians, Philadelphia PA) Abstract (2001) Chest, 120(191S).
  • Muldoon, S. R., Alzola, C., Von Rueden, K. T., O’Bryan, L. (2001). Mortality prediction in a long-term acute care (LTAC) population. . (Poster presentation: 2001 Scientific session of the American College of Chest Physicians, Philadelphia PA) Abstract (2001) Chest, 120(145S).
Recent Publications: 
  • Von Rueden, K.T., McQuillan, K., Simmons, K, et al (2010) Secondary Traumatic Stress in Trauma Nurses: Prevalence by Exposure, Coping, and Personal/Environmental Characteristics. Journal of Trauma Nursing. In press.
  • Makic, M.B., Von Rueden, K.T., Rauen C, et al. (2010) Evidence-Based Practice Habits: Putting sacred cows out to pasture. Critical Care Nurse. In press.
  • Von Rueden, K. T., DesChamps, E. Johnson K. SIRS, Sepsis and Shock. (in press) In Morton, P. G., Fontaine, D. K., Hudak, C. M., Gallo, B. M. (Eds.), Critical care nursing: A holistic approach. (10th ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
  • Morton, P. G., Von Rueden, K. T., Headley JA., et al.. (in press) Patient assessment: Cardiovascular system. In Morton, P. G., Fontaine, D. K., Hudak, C. M., Gallo, B. M. (Eds.), Critical care nursing: A holistic approach. (10th ed.) Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
  • Von Rueden, K. T. (2009) Nursing through the cycles of trauma. In McQuillan, K., Makic M.B., Whalen, E. (Eds.), Trauma nursing: Resuscitation through rehabilitation. (4th ed.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.
  • Von Rueden, K. T. , Bolton, P. A. , Vary T. (2009) Traumatic shock and multisystem organ dysfunction. In McQuillan K., Makic M.B., Whalen, E.(Eds.), Trauma nursing: Resuscitation through rehabilitation. (4rd ed.). Philadelphia: WB Saunders Co.
  • Fuchs E., Von Rueden, K. T. (2008) Sedation management in the mechanically ventilated critically ill patient. AACN Advanced Critical Care. 19(4):421-432
  • Zimmerman, J. E., Alzola, C., Von Rueden, K. T. (2003). The use of benchmarking to identify top performing critical care units and assess their policies and practices. Journal of Critical Care, 18, 76-86.
Primary Teaching Areas: 

Trauma/Critical Care/ED program:

  • Pathophysiological Alterations in the Critically Ill
  • Advanced Assessment of the Critically Ill
  • Advanced Practice/Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles in Health Care Delivery Systems
Academic & Professional Activities: 
  • Joint Appointment Clinical Nurse Specialist, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center (50%)
  • Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine, 1992-Present

Professional Organizations:

  • 1978-Present: Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 1978-1981: AACN National Self Assessment Task Force
  • 1992: AACN National Teaching Institute (NTI) Task Force
  • 1981-1986: AACN Greater Twin Cities Chapter
  • 1986-Present: AACN Greater Washington Area Chapter (former Board member)
  • 1986-Present: Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • 2010-2012: SCCM Norma Shoemaker Research Grant Sub-committee
  • 1991-2007: SCCM ICU Design Committee (Former Chair)
  • 1990-Present: Society of Trauma Nurses
  • 2009-Present: National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), Chesapeake Bay NACNS Affiliate, Founding/Charter Member, Program Coordinator Pharmacology Course, NACNS 2011 National Conference
  • 2010-2011: Abstract Reviewer, National Association Clinical Nurses Specialists, National Conference
  • 2005-2011: Abstract Reviewer, Society of Critical Medicine, Scientific Congress
  • 2000-2006: Editorial Board, AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care
  • 1994-2005: Editorial Board, Journal of Trauma Nursing
  • 1986-1995: Editorial Board, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • 1984-1992: Editorial Board, Critical Care Nurse
  • Journal Reviewer, AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care (AACN Advanced Critical Care)
  • Journal Reviewer, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Journal Reviewer, American Journal of Critical Care
  • Journal Reviewer, Critical Care Nurse
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