This presentation will outline the scope of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia, overall burden to patients and the healthcare system, and the key role that nurses, other frontline providers, and hospitals can play in prevention.
Dian Baker, PhD, is a professor at the School of Nursing at California State University, Sacramento, an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the MIND Institute, and volunteer clinical faculty in pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. Her research includes hospital-based studies and community-based participatory research that rely on both qualitative and quantitative methods. During the span of her 40-year nursing career, she has partnered with multiple organizations and hospitals to design research studies and disseminate findings. Dr. Baker’s current research includes equity issues for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia.
This seminar is supported by Sacramento State University and by the ISSR Scholars Program, promoting successful research and grants development for social science faculty across the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Baker joins us at UMass in support of her mentorship of ISSR Scholar Karen Giuliano (College of Nursing).