Karen Clark

Karen Clark
University of Maryland, Baltimore | UMB · at the Shady Grove Location

PhD, MSN, BSN, AD, LPN Graduate Certificate in Informatics, Alumna CCRN

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Introduction
Dr. Clark is an assistant professor for the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her PhD focused on administrative leadership and research. Clinical experiences range from staffing in emergency departments, critical care settings, management, working with systems seeking Magnet, and data mining. Research interests involve academic and clinical venues focusing on Interprofessional Education & Informatics. Dr. Clark is published and has presented both nationally and internationally. Published article "Educating Healthcare Students: Strategies to Teach Systems Thinking to Prepare New Healthcare Graduates" in Journal of Professional Nursing December 29, 2018
Additional affiliations
July 2005 - January 2019
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Published article "Educating Healthcare Students: Strategies to Teach Systems Thinking to Prepare New Healthcare Graduates" in Journal of Professional Nursing December 29, 2018
Education
May 2014 - December 2015
University of Maryland Global Campus
Field of study
  • Informatics
January 1997 - May 2005
George Mason University
Field of study
  • Nursing Science Administration and Leadership
January 1993 - May 1995
George Mason University
Field of study
  • Masters in Nursing

Publications

Publications (14)
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Liver fibrosis evaluation is one of the most important assessments in patients with chronic hepatitis C. In an inner-city infectious disease clinic, more than 30% of patients with hepatitis C did not have complete evaluation for liver fibrosis, potentially leading to negative clinical outcomes. A quality improvement project was developed to improve...
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Background Educating undergraduate healthcare students is challenging due to the complexity of the healthcare environment today. Healthcare education systems focus mainly on discipline specific thinking using linear frameworks and reductionist approaches. Education of nurses, pharmacists, physicians, social workers, respiratory therapists takes pla...
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This article discusses and describes the interconnectedness (connecting the dots) of systems thinking as the overarching concept integrating the principle concepts of TeamSTEPPS®, interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP). Each in turn have different approaches of nomenclature and terminology, depending on the audience;...
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The aim of this study was to describe the development and outcomes of an interprofessional course "Interprofessional Care of the Critically Ill," involving pharmacy, nursing, social work, and respiratory therapy students from two universities. An institutional review board-approved survey was adapted from the TeamSTEPPS surveys investigating clinic...
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A National Research Council report recently addressed the need for enhanced education and training in the interdisciplinary field of forensic science. The Institute of Medicine and the American Psychological Association, among others, have also expressed the importance of interdisciplinary education. This article describes a unique partnership at a...
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Inpatient falls are considered 'never events' that may result in increased costs and adversely affect quality of care. This study describes and analyzes characteristics of inpatient falls collected on a ‘Post Fall Huddle/Event Report’ form used by nursing and Risk Management. Data from a convenience sample of 182 falls were collected over a six mon...
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When collecting data from a single electronic medical record (EMR), few studies of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients admitted directly from an Emergency Department (ED) focus on observational methodologies examining occupancy of both the ICU and the ED, and population characteristics. This quantitative study design and analysis, with a sample size...
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Patients seeking ED services require intensive interventions. Minimal literature exists on outcomes of mortality for ED patients admitted directly to ICU beds and outcomes of hospital stay. Wait times of the following interventions-time to first medication, first radiologic examination, first blood work, arrival in the emergency department to order...
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Karen Clark and Loretta Normile describe the approach of analysis of variables for outcomes research. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of interventions in the emergency department on outcomes of hospitalisation for cases admitted to intensive care directly from an emergency department.
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Management of critically ill patients occurs frequently in emergency departments (ED) while waiting for intensive care beds to become available. The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of timeliness of interventions in the ED on ED outcomes and hospital length of stay. Sample size was 1536 intensive care unit admissions. Timeliness to...
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Every day many admitted patients wait in emergency departments for available beds or for a receiving nurse to accomplish a transfer to an inpatient bed. The purpose of this study was to examine critical care patients' length of stay and time held in the emergency department once admitted to determine if (1) holding critical care patients in emergen...
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Critical care nurses are increasingly vulnerable to crises of decision-making. Lack of enforcement or vague admission guidelines in many critical care units--including physician coverage and time limits for newly admitted patients--might lead to quality of care concerns. Managers struggle with staffing shortages, decreasing resources to provide hig...

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attending Collaboration Across Boarders international conferences and interfacing TeamSTEPPS® principles and concepts. Additionally, integrating for communication, collaboration, informatics concepts and application of principles of same.