Professional Summary


  • I have gained considerable experience as an emergency nurse since I started in the emergency department (ED) in 2001. Although I love the fast-paced nature of the ED, I have experienced times of frustration when I felt that I have not provided high-quality care to patients in the ED. I needed to better understand and address issues that would compromise care in the ED, especially during the triage process. I sought out doctoral education and postdoctoral training in order to focus on improving the quality and safety of care for patients seeking treatment in the Emergency Department. This has enabled me to begin a promising career researching the impact of interruptions on ED patients. My research focus has the potential to greatly improve the care of ED patients and possibly improve patient outcomes.
     

Education

  • BSN: Youngstown State University, 1999
  • PhD: Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 2011

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Improving the quality and safety of patient care in the emergency department. Current research focuses on interruptions in triage and the initial physician&39;s evaluation in the emergency department.

Credentials

  • CEN, Board of Certified Emergency Nursing, 2011
  • Yellow Belt, Six Sigma, 2012
  • RN, Ohio Board of Nursing, 1999
  • Ohio Nursing License Registration RN, 1999, 2868221999
  • Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum, Emergency Nurses Association, 2001
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association, BAD DATE
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, 1996

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Post Graduate Training/Education
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  • Post Doctoral fellow
    07-2011-06-2013, Veterans Affairs, Cleveland, Ohio, VA Quality Scholar Program
  • KL2 Scholar
    08-2015-03-2017, Mentored Career development award through NIH, managed through the CCTST
  • 2016 Translational Science Conference
    04/13/2016-04/15/2016, Washington, DC, Continuing Education 14 CEUs awarded
  • 2016 MNRS 40th Annual Research Conference
    03/17/2016-03/20/2016, Milwaukee, WI, 12.5 CEUs awarded
  • 2016 University of Cincinnati K Scholars Research Presentations
    03/25/2016-03/25/2016, Cincinnati, OH, 1 CEU awarded
  • CEN, Board of Certified Emergency Nursing, 2011
  • Yellow Belt, Six Sigma, 2012
  • RN, Ohio Board of Nursing, 1999
  • Ohio Nursing License Registration RN, 1999, 2868221999
  • Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum, Emergency Nurses Association, 2001
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Heart Association, BAD DATE
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, 1996
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Professional Affiliations
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  • Reviewer, Journal of Healthcare Quality
  • Chair, Ohio Emergency Nurses Association, Membership Committee
  • Reviewer, Advanced Emergency Nurses Journal
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Iota Chapter
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety, Ohio Trauma Committee, subcommittee for Evaluation, Quality Management and Performance Improvement
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • Chair, Ohio Emergency Nurses Association, Research Task Force
  • Reviewer, Foundations of Nursing Research, 7th Edition
  • Judge, ENA's Emergency Nursing Conference, Poster
  • Quality and Safety Education for Nurses Champion
  • Academy for Healthcare Improvement
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Xi Chapter
  • Abstract Reviewer, International Scientific Symposium, Academy for Healthcare Improvement
  • Representative, Eastern Ohio Emergency Nurses Association Chapter Delegate
  • Reviewer, Psychology Research and Behavior Management
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Case Western Reserve University Chapter
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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2013,Assistant Professor,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2013-2013,Adjunct Faculty,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2011-2011,Adjunct Faculty,Hiram College,Hiram, Ohio
  • 2014-2015,Emergency Nurse,University of Cincinnati Medical Center,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2010-2011,Emergency Nurse,University Hospital Case Medical Center,Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2006-2006,Emergency Nurse,Mount Nittany Medical Center,State College, PA
  • 2009-2011,Project Manager,Early mobility in the ICU,Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2009-2009,Research Assistant,Advanced Cancer Study,Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2008-2009,Project Manager,Early mobility in ICU,Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2007-2008,Research Assistant,Mother's milk study,Case Western Reserve University,Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2003-2006,Emergency/Trauma Nurse,Trumbull Memorial Hospital,Warren, OH
  • 2004-2006,Pre-Operative Nurse,Austintown Ambulatory,Austintown, OH
  • 2003-2007,Disaster Nurse,Disaster Medical Assisstnce Team,Department of Health and Human Services
  • 2001-2003,Emergency/Trauma Nurse,Humiltity of Mary Health Partners,Youngstown, OH
  • 2000-2001,Office Nurse,Advanced Cardiology,Poland, OH
  • 1999-2000,Staff Nurse,Robinson Memorial Hospital,Ravenna, OH
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Research Grants
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  • 2015 ENA Fdn STTI Research Grant09/01/2015-08/31/2016. Emergency Nurses Association/Sigma Theta Tau International. Using Simulation to Assess the Impact of Triage Interruptions. To provide baseline data to determine how interruptions affect the decision-making process of nurses conducting emergency department triage accuracy. , PI
  • 2015-2017. Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Impact of interruptions in the Emergency Department. To determine how task interruptions affect the clinical quality of care and service quality in the Emergency Department using time-and-motion methods and discrete event simulation in order to provide the found for subsequent work that will target interventions to reduce cases and consequences of interruptions. , PI
  • 2013-2015. University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Dean's New Investigator Award. Development of the Interruptions in Triage Assessment. To identify events that triage nurses perceive as interruptions and refine an instrument to measure these interruptions. , PI
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • Johnson, KD, Winkelman, C, & Mueller, L. (2016). (In Press). Emergency Nurses’ Reaction Times to Abnormal Vital Signs . Journal of Clinical Nursing.
  • Johnson, KD, Gillespie, G, & Vance, K. (2016). (In Press). The Triage Interruptions Assessment Tool: An instrument development. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.
  • Johnson, K. D., Mueller, L., & Winkelman, C. (2016). The nurse response to abnormal vital sign recording in the Emergency Department.. Journal of Clinical Nursing. doi:10.1111/jocn.13425
  • Winkelman, C., Johnson, K. D., & Gordon, N. (2015). Associations between muscle-related cytokines and selected patient outcomes in the ICU.. Biological Research For Nursing, 17 (2), 125-34. doi:10.1177/1099800414532709
  • Winkelman, C, Johnson, KD, Rowbottom, J, Hejal, R, Thornton, D, Claridge, J, & Feeney, S. (2015). (In Press). Dose of Early Therapeutic Mobility: Does Frequency or Intensity Matter?. Critical Care Medicine.
  • Kirsh, S, Johnson, KD, Santurri, L, Stevenson, L, Jones, K, Aron, D, Jagosh, J (2015). (Under Review). A Realist Review of Shared Medical Appointments: How? For whom? And under what circumstances doe they work. Milbank Quarterly.
  • Gray, D., Johnson, K. D., & Watts, B. (2014). Lost In Translation? Addressing Barriers in the Application of Industrial Process Improvement Methodologies to Health Care.. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety / Joint Commission Resources, 40 (11), 514-21.
  • Johnson, K. D., Motavalli, M., Gray, D., & Kuehn, C. (2014). Causes and occurrences of interruptions during ED triage. Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN : Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association, 40 (5), 434-9. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2013.06.019
  • Miltner, R. S., Johnson, K. D., & Deierhoi, R. (2014). Exploring the frequency of blood pressure documentation in emergency departments.. Journal of Nursing Scholarship : An Official Publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing / Sigma Theta Tau, 46 (2), 98-105. doi:10.1111/jnu.12060
  • Johnson, K. D., Winkelman, C., Burant, C. J., Dolansky, M., & Totten, V. (2014). The factors that affect the frequency of vital sign monitoring in the emergency department.. Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN : Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association, 40 (1), 27-35. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2012.07.023
  • Johnson, Kimberly D, Winkelman, Chris, Dolansky, Mary, Burant, Christopher, & Totten, V. (2014). The Factors that Affect the Frequency of Vital Signs Monitoring in the Emergency Department. . Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40 (1), 27-35. doi:10.1111.j.jen.2012.07.023
  • Winkelman, C., Johnson, K. D., Hejal, R., Gordon, N. H., Rowbottom, J., Daly, J., Peereboom, K., & Levine, A. D. (2012). Examining the positive effects of exercise in intubated adults in ICU: a prospective repeated measures clinical study.. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing : the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses, 28 (6), 307-18. doi:10.1016/j.iccn.2012.02.007
  • Johnson, K. D., & Winkelman, C. The effect of emergency department crowding on patient outcomes: a literature review.. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 33 (1), 39-54. doi:10.1097/TME.0b013e318207e86a
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Published Abstracts
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  • Johnson, KD, Gillespie, G, & Vance, K. (2016). (Under Review). The Triage Interruptions Assessment Tool: An instrument development . Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
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Book Chapter
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  • Olds, D., Brennen, C., Misra-Hebert, A., Johnson KD, & Patrick, R. (2012). (In Press). Understanding Clinical Improvement: Foundations of Knowledge for Change in Health Care Systems ,Practice-based Learning.
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Electronic Journal
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  • Scheck, A (11-2014). Special Report: Psychiatric Boarding Banned in Washington State: Now What? . [Link]
  • Johnson, KD, Bieda, A, Brennan, C, Hassan, M, & Lee, C. (04/17/2008). Readability of Self-Help Internet Information for Postpartum Depression: A Pilot Study. [Link]
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Invited Presentations
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  • Johnson KD (05-2016). Using Standardized Patients in Clinical Research .Twelfth Annual Clinical Nursing Research Conference ,Cleveland, OH. Regional
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Poster Presentations
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  • Johnson, KD, Gillespie, G, & Vance, K (04-2016). The Triage Assessment Tool: The Development of an Instrument to Measure Triage Interruptions.Translational Science Conference ,Washington DC. National
  • Johnson, KD, & Winkelman, C (03-2016). The Response to Abnormal Vital Sign Recording in the Emergency Department.Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th annual Research Conference ,Milwaukee, WI. National
  • Johnson KD, Winkelman C, Burant C, Dolansky M, Totten VY (10-2011). The Factors that affect the Frequency of Vital Sign Monitoring During Times of Emergency Department Crowding Using Structural Equation Modeling.International Conference on Health Policy Statistics ,Cleveland, OH. International
  • Johnson, KD, Gillespie, G, Vance, K (05-2015). Triage Interruptions : What do the nurses say?.11th Annual Cleveland Clinic Nursing Research Conference ,Cleveland, OH. Regional
  • Johnson, KD, Catalano, L, & Carissimi, K (05-2015). The Students Perscpectives of the inclusion of QSEN competencies for an Informatics course in an RN-BSN program..Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum ,San Diego, CA. National
  • Johnson, KD, Gray, D, Fernandez, T, Lintala, H, Kuehn, C, Simon, J, Bertrand, L, Hambline, I, & Wargo, M (2012). A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease the Interruptions in Triage at a VAMC Emergency Department.14th Annual VA Quality Scholars Summit Institute ,Lake Moree, Vermont. National
  • Johnson, KD (2007). Executive Nursing Panel: Translating Science to Service .Rapportuer, National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association Summit XIII ,Cleveland, OH. National
  • Dao, M, Faustine, S, Johnson, KD (04/24/2015). Triage Interruptions: Keep your team in the zone.Undergraduate Conference: Research, Scholarship and Creativity Works ,Cincinnati, OH. Regional
  • Bieda, A, Brennan, C, Hassan, M, Johnson, KD, Lee, C (04-2008). Readability of Self-Help Internet Information for Postpartum Depression: A Pilot Study.Research ShowCASE, CWRU ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Winkelman, C, Liou, E, Johnson, KD, Peerboom, K, & Hill, J (04-2008). Preliminary Report: Progressive Mobility in the ICU.Research ShowCASE & University Hospitals Nursing Research Day ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Johnson, KD, Winkelman, C, Burant, C, Dolansky, M, Totten, VY (04-2010). Emergency Department Crowding and Vital Signs Records: A retrospective chart review.Midwest Nursing research Society Conference ,Kansas City, MO. Local
  • Johnson, KD, Winkelman, C, Burant, C, Dolansky, M, Totten, VY (04-2010). Emergency Department Crowding and Vital Signs Records: A retrospective chart review.Research ShowCASE, CWRU ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Winkelman, C, eereboom, K, Johnson, KD, Courtney, K, Ray, M, Stair, B, Hejal, R, Daly, J, Gordon, N, Rowbottom, J, Levine, A (04-2010). Dose of Early Therapeutic Mobility: Does Type and Frequency of Activity Matter?.Research ShowCASE, CWRU ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Mueller, L, & Johnson, KD, (04/24/2015). Factors Affecting Vital Sign Documentation in the Emergency Department.Undergraduate Conference: Research, Scholarship and Creativity Works ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
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Lectures
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  • Johnson, KD (2009). Establishing measurement models through Exploratory Factor Analysis and testing for Reliability. Advanced Statistics: Multivariate Analysis. CWRU ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Johnson, KD (2009). Introduction to Six Sigma Methodology in Healthcare. The Continual Improvement of Healthcare: An interdisciplinary Course. CWRU. ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Carlson, A, Harmon, C, Johnson, KD, Kidd, L, Love, T, & Masanec, P (04-2007). Cultural Competency at Fransces Bolton School of Nursing Part I & II. Forum Leaders, Case Western Reserve University ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Johnson, KD, Love, T, & Masanec, P (10-2006). Incorporating ELNAC into Nursing Curricula at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Forum Leaders, Case Western Reserve University ,Cleveland, OH. Local
  • Johnson, E, & Johnson, KD (10-2006). How to 'Be Still' in a Hectic World. Weekend Senior High Retreat Leaders, Joseph Badger Meadows ,Burghill, OH. Local
  • Johnson, KD, & Gray, D (2013). Introduction to Process Improvement continueing education course. Louis Stokes VAMCLocal
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Paper Presentations
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  • Johnson, KD, Gillespie, G, & Vance, K (2015). Interruptions during Emergency Department Triage: Instrument Development. Midwest Nursing Research Society 39th annual Research Conference ,Indianapolis, IN. Conference. National
  • Aron, D, Kirsch, S, Williams, J, Edelman, D, Mittman, B, Jones, K, Johnson, KD, Santurri, L, & Stevenson, L (07-2012). Two Approaches to Systemic Revie of Shared Medical Appointments/ Group Visits. Concurrent Workshop at Health Services Research & Development and Quality Enhancement Research Initiative National Conference ,National Harbor, MD. Conference. National
  • Johnson, KD, Winkelman, C, Burant, C, Dolansky, M, Totten, VY (04-2013). The Factors that affect the Frequency of Vital Sign Monitoring During Times of Emergency Department Crowding. Midwest Nursing Research Society ,Dearborn, MI. Conference. National
  • Johnson, KD & Smith, C. Current (04-2014). Faculty Research: Triage Interruptions and Workplace Violence among Teens. Alumni Weekend, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • Health Research Rising StarRecognition.University of Cincinnati, Research Week,University,2016
  • Dean’s Legacy Award .Case Western Reserve University,College,2011
  • Fellow Veterans Affairs National Quality Scholar Program,College,2011,2013
  • Fellow Graduate Assistance in Area of National Need.Case Westeren Reserve University,College,2006,2009
  • Recipient 2nd Place ($250) Research Show CASE($250).Case Westeren Reserve University,College,2010,2010
  • Attendee IHI Open School Student Quality Leadership Academy,College,2010,2010
  • Representative Midwest Nursing Research Society Graduate Student.Poster Exchange and Competition, abstract competition winner.Case Western Reserve University,College,2010
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Human Protocols
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  • Principal Investigator
    Triage Interruptions -Simulation
    CON Faculty

    Staff: Gillespie, Gordon (Sub-investigator); Martsolf, Donna (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:10/09/2015
  • Co-Investigator
    Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department
    CON AD for Nursing Research

    Staff: Gillespie, Gordon (Sub-investigator); Johnson, Kimberly (Sub-investigator); Acquavita, Shauna (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:03/26/2016
  • Co-Investigator
    Impact of High ESI arrivals
    College of Nursing

    Staff:
    Approval Date:01/10/2017
  • Principal Investigator
    Impact of High ESI arrivals
    College of Nursing

    Staff:
    Approval Date:01/10/2017
  • Co-Investigator
    Impact of Interruptions
    College of Nursing

    Staff:
    Approval Date:01/17/2017
  • Principal Investigator
    Impact of Interruptions
    College of Nursing

    Staff:
    Approval Date:01/17/2017
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Courses Taught
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  • New Course DevelopedF/S/U 2014NBSN4060 RN-BSN ,Informatics for Professional . Undergraduate
  • New Course DevelopedF/S 2015NBSN4060 RN-BSN ,Informatics for Professional. Undergraduate
  • Regular CourseU/F/S 2013NURS8006 ,Research and Best Evidence for Clinical Reasoning. Graduate
  • Regular Course2011NURS21000 ,Fundamentals of Nursing. Undergraduate
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Faculty Development Activities
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  • Pregnancy Loss in the ED ,Other(2015-2016). Cincinnati, OH. ,Brittany Punches (chair) Dissertation Committee
  • evaluation of Methods Used to Assess Critical Care Nurses' Competency for Evaluating Deteriorating Patients ,Other(2015-2016). Cincinnati, OH. ,Julia Eberwine (member) Dissertation Committee
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Service
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  • Other ,University of Cincinnati ,University Research Council Behavioral & Social Sciences Review Committee ,Member ,University(2015-to Present).
  • Other ,Case Western Reserve University ,Intersections: Undergraduate Research Office Symposium ,Judge ,University(2011).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,Research and Scholarly Activities Council ,Committee Chair ,University(2014-2016).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,Reappointment, promotion, and Tenure Council ,Member ,University(2013-2014).
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati ,Research and Scholarly Activities Council ,Committee Chair ,University(2013-2014).
  • University/College Service ,Case Western Reserve University ,PhD Nursing Student Association ,Committee Chair ,University(2008-2009).
  • University/College Service ,Case Western University ,PhD Council ,Representative ,University(2007-2008).
  • Community Service ,Blessings of Summit and Portage County ,Board Member(2012-2014).
  • Community Service ,Shelter for the Homeless ,Haven of Rest ,Other(2011-2014).
  • Community Service ,Grace Baptist Church ,Women's Ministry ,Committee Member(2011-2014).
  • Community Service ,Prevention Student Board ,Jason Foundation Teen Suicide , Coordinator(2007-2008).
  • Community Service ,FEMA Disaster Medical Assistance Team ,Hurricane Katrina Relief(2005).
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More Information
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  • 2012-13 Coach, Geriatric Scholars Program (Louis Stokes VAMC)
  • 2012-13 Coach, Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education (Louis Stokes VAMC)
  • 2012 Team Lead, Quality Improvement: Decreasing Interruptions in Triage (Louis Stokes VAMC)
  • 2012 Team Co-Leader, Quality Improvement: Improving Resident Orientation during Emergency Department rotations (Louis Stokes VAMC)
  • 2012 Team member, Quality Improvement: Implementation of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections in the ED. (Louis Stokes VAMC)
  • 2012 Consultant, Assessing nursing work force satisfaction and needs. (Louis Stokes VAMC)
  • 2011 Moderator, Session A21: An Evidence based model: Real time capacity demand (Institute for Healthcare Improvement National forum)
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