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Areas of Expertise
|Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards||
|Ph.D. in Interprofessional Studies, Rosalind Franklin, Chicago, IL – presently working on|
|Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of New England, Portland, ME|
|Master of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA|
|Bachelor of Science pre-physical therapy, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA|
|Iowa Physical Therapy License|
|Geriatric Certified Specialist|
|Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult|
My research is primarily focused on interventions and outcome measures in the acute and critical care settings. I also have a special interest in interprofessional education within physical therapy and other healthcare education.
Earlier Mobilization Decreases the Length of Stay in the Intensive Care Unit. Accepted: Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. Summer 2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p204 (May 2012)
Acute care outcomes status post total knee arthroplasty with continuous femoral nerve block: case report. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. 2012 Vol 3(1):149-156
Thyroid disorder: what you need to know. Submitted with pending revisions June 2011. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy
Priming the Pump: Opening the Airways with Chest PT. Today in PT May 12, 2008. Quoted.
Cardiopulmonary Workbook, author. 2007
Mobilization of patients Status Post Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated with Tissue Plasminogen Activator: Using the evidence for Clinical Decision Making- Accepted for publication to Acute Care Perspectives Fall 2008, publication of acute care section of APTA
Does TEAM STEPPS improve communication for DPT students during patient hand off in emergent situations; A Pilot Study? June 2014, All Together Better Health International Conference, Pittsburg, PA.
Does TEAM STEPPS improve communication for DPT students during patient hand off in emergency situations? December 2013 , DMU Research Symposium
Femoral Nerve Blocks, DPT Research Meeting, November 2012
Femoral Nerve Blocks. IPTA meeting. , Des Moines University, November 2012.
Heart Health and Exercise. Mini Medical School, Des Moines University, February, 2012
Proper body mechanics and transfer techniques, Iowa Care Givers Association, September 2009
Physical Therapy in the ICU. Mercy Medical Center. May 2000
Proper Positioning of the Stroke Patients. Neurology Day at Mercy Medical Center. April 2001
Poster presentation: Preliminary Findings from an Asynchronous IPE activity: a qualitative study of health professions students interprofessional education in a virtual environment. DMU Summer Research Day 2013
Poster Presentation: Preliminary Findings from an Asynchronous IPE activity: a qualitative study of health professions students interprofessional education in a virtual environment. OMEDCO conference October 2013
Poster Presentation: ACSM. Effect of ibuprofen and acetaminophen on fatigue and physiological responses to intense exercise. May 2013
Poster Presentation: DMU Research Symposium. Effect of ibuprofen and acetaminophen on fatigue and physiological responses to intense exercise. December , 2012
- Outstanding Service Award by Faculty
- Presidential Recognition Award for Service
- Des Moines University DPT Honorary Hooder