Karen Giuliano

UMass Associate Professor Karen Giuliano
Associate Professor
College of Nursing | Institute for Advanced Life Sciences
IALS S507

Project Title: Supporting Early Mobility in Acute/Critical Care Using Real-Time Feedback

The mobilization of patients during acute care hospitalization has been shown to have numerous clinical benefits.  Unfortunately, many hospitalized patients spend too much time in bed, even when they are capable of sitting in a chair and/or walking.  The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness of a mobility program which includes patient education and real-time electronic mobility feedback.

Selected Publications:

  • 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.

  • Giuliano, K. (in press, July 2020). Challenging precedent: Critical care nursing and medical product innovation. American Journal of Critical Care.

  • Giuliano, K, Hatch, C., Pozzar, R**. (2019). Thrombophylaxis after hospitalization for joint replacement surgery. Journal for Healthcare Quality.

  • Marwitz, K, Giuliano, K., Wan-Ting Su., Degnan, D., Zink, R., DeLaurentis, P. (2019). High-Alert Medication Administration and Intravenous Smart Pumps: A Descriptive Analysis of Clinical Practice. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Research in Social Administration & Pharmacy. 15(7), pp. 889-894.

  • Giuliano, KK. (2018). IV smart pumps and error-prone programming tasks: Comparison of four devices. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. 52(s2):7-16.

  • Giuliano, K. (2018). Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: Where do we go from here? American Journal of Infection Control. 46(6): 730. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.017.