The Nursing Network call series takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Facilitated by Carol Geary, it features conversations to explore the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and other topics. All are welcome.
Nursing Network Call
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 1-2pm ET
A Complex Systems View of Sepsis: Implications for Nursing
Guest: Elizabeth Mann-Salinas, PhD, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Presentation: A Complex Systems View of Sepsis (pptx)
Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Mann-Salinas is currently assigned as the Task Area Manager for the Systems of Care for Complex Patients research area at the Institute of Surgical Research Army Burn Center in San Antonio, Texas, the DOD’s only Burn Center. The research focus for this Task Area is to improve the system of Care delivery across all echelons of the military health system. She is the Nurse Scientist for the Army Burn Center and mentors and supports research and evidence based practice efforts of the clinical nursing staff.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist. She received her Ph. D in Nursing Research at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston. Dr Mann-Salinas was recognized as the US Army Nurse of the Year in 2008 by the Daughters of the American Revolution and received the UTHealth School of nursing Excellence in Research award by the Faculty, among other achievements. She maintains her license as a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Dr. Mann-Salinas is involved in a number of research projects at the Institute of Surgical Research that include: Identification and management of sepsis in the burn intensive care unit patient; use of human patient simulation to validate burn care algorithms for en route care; development of an evidence based practice precepting program for the Army Burn Center; and provides support for multiple research projects related to systems of care, communication in the ICU, performance improvement initiatives and clinically related research.