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Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Kathleen Vollman Instructor Bio:
Kathleen Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator, and Consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including pulmonary care, critical care, prevention of health-care-acquired injuries, work culture, and sepsis recognition and management. From 1989 to 2003, she functioned in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICUs at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. Ms. Vollman is a subject matter expert for prevention of CAUTI, CLABSI, and HAPI as well as sepsis recognition/management and the culture of safety for HRET and the Michigan Hospital Association. In 2004, Kathleen was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine; in 2009, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses. In 2012, Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses.

Kathleen Vollman's Continuing Education Courses

Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection is Job One

Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection is Job One

Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are the only device-related infections which have increased in the last five years. National quality and safety initiatives as well as reimbursement strategies are targeted to focus… Read Morearrow_right

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Clostridium Difficile (C-diff) Infection: The Latest Scoop on the Poop

Clostridium Difficile (C-diff) Infection: The Latest Scoop on the Poop

Clostridium difficile (C-diff) contributes to serious infections and higher mortality in hospitalized patients. Antibiotic stewardship across the continuum of care is an essential prevention strategy. This session explores modes of transmission… Read Morearrow_right

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Chasing Zero: Elimination of CLABSI

Chasing Zero: Elimination of CLABSI

Central line associated blood stream infections are serious but preventable infections when evidence-based guidelines for central line insertion and maintenance are properly prioritized and implemented. If not prevented, CLABSIs result… Read Morearrow_right

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Preventing Non-Ventilator Health Care Acquired Pneumonia

Preventing Non-Ventilator Health Care Acquired Pneumonia

Health care acquired pneumonia not related to a ventilator is an extremely under-recognized threat to patient morbidity and mortality. In a recent study, it was tied with surgical site infection for the number one hospital acquired infection.… Read Morearrow_right

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Ventilator-Associated Events: Bigger than Just Preventing Pneumonia

Ventilator-Associated Events: Bigger than Just Preventing Pneumonia

More than a quarter of a million patients in the United States receive mechanical ventilation each year, putting them at risk for increased mortality related to pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome, among other lung injuries.… Read Morearrow_right

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The Big Picture: Prevention of Health Care Acquired Infections

The Big Picture: Prevention of Health Care Acquired Infections

According to a recent national survey, an estimated 722,000 health-care-acquired infections (HAI) occur in hospitals annually. Approximately 75,000 deaths occur yearly, with one out of every 25 patients developing an HAI during hospitalization.… Read Morearrow_right

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