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Karen Giuliano

Associate Professor

Medical product innovation/development & associated clinical outcomes research
Medication administration safety with IV smart pumps
Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia 
Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) Proposals

Current Research:

Karen’s specific interests are focused on the intersection of clinical needs and medical technology use, development and innovation.  Throughout her career, Karen has focused on clinical outcomes research and new product development and innovation. While at Philips Healthcare, Karen spent 12 years in various global roles, working with patient monitoring systems and clinical outcomes research.  As a result of her work in new product development at Philips, Karen was the global winner (2011) in the R&D category for new product innovation. In 2012, Karen received the professional achievement award for innovative product development from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. In 2016, Karen completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Yale University, where she collaborated across the schools of nursing, engineering and business while working on improving the safety and usability of IV smart infusion pumps.  

The central focus of Karen’s work is to improve patient outcomes through innovation in health care delivery practices and products. Specific areas of interest include improving medication administration safety using IV smart pumps, and the reduction of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia.

Academic Background:

Yale University (2014-16): Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Babson College (2009) : MBA, Global Management Concentration
Boston College (2005): PhD

Giuliano, KK., Landsman, K. (2020, in review). Medical Product Innovation: Embracing the Nurse-Engineer Partnership. American Nurse.
Giuliano, KK., Blake, J., Butterfield, RB. (2020, in review). Secondary medication infusion: What every nurse should know. American Journal of Nursing.
Labropoulos, N., Giuliano, KK., Caprini, J. (2020, in press). Femoral Blood Flow for DVT Prophylaxis: A Comparison of a Novel System to Four Currently Available Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices.
Giuliano, K., Pozzar, R., (2020, in review). Sleep and Hospital Noise: Achieving Noise Reduction with a Novel System for Mobility and DVT Prophylaxis. SLEEP
Giuliano, KK., Penoyer, D., Middleton, A., Baker, D. (2020, in review). Oral care as prevention for non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: A small cluster randomized study. American Journal of Nursing.
Blake, J.,** Giuliano, K. (2020). Flow Accuracy of IV Infusion Pumps Outside Patient Rooms During COVID-19. AACN Adv Crit Care e1–e7.
Golden, S., Blake, J.,** Giuliano, K. (2020, in press). Parental decision-making: Exposure of infants to smartphones. Infant Behavior & Development
Giuliano, K. (2020). Challenging precedent: Critical care nursing and medical product innovation. American Journal of Critical Care. 29(4), 253-261.
Giuliano, K., Penoyer, D., Mahuren, R., Bennett, M. (2020, in press). IV Smart Pumps During Actual Clinical Use: A Descriptive Comparison of Primary and Secondary Infusion Practices. Infusion Nursing Journal.
Giuliano, K. (2020). Challenging precedent: Critical care nursing and medical product innovation. American Journal of Critical Care. 29(4), 253-261.
Quinn, B., Giuliano, K., Baker, D. (2020) Non-ventilator healthcare acquired pneumonia (NV-HAP): Best practices for the prevention of NV-HAP. American Journal of Infection Control. 48(55): A25-A30.
Ackerman, M., Giuliano, K., Malloch, K. (2020). The Novation Dynamic: Clarifying the work of change, disruption, and innovation. Nursing Leader.
Giuliano, K., Baker, D. (2020). Sepsis in the context of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia. American Journal of Critical Care. 29(1), pp.9-14.
Contact Info

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240 Thatcher Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9292