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Anna Gawlinski, DNSc, RN, ACNS-BS, FAAN
Adjunct Professor

Location: 4-234 Factor Building
Phone: (310) 825-4109
Fax: (310) 794-7482
E-mail: agawlins@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: Research is focused on testing interventions aimed at improving outcomes in acute and critically ill patients in areas such as hemodynamic monitoring, animal assisted therapy, patient communication, and the nurses' role in the recovery of medical errors. Dr. Gawlinski has implemented an infrastructure that supports research and evidence-based practice in the Department of Nursing at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Clinical: Cardiovascular Acute and Critical Care

Courses

N269(S11)

Education

Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York, Associate Degree in Nursing Science, 1972, Nursing
Long Island University, Brooklyn New York, Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, 1976, Nursing
University of Alabama, Union Station Birmingham, Alabama, Master of Science in Nursing, 1978, Nursing Cardiovascular CNS
University of California Los Angels, Los Angles, CA, Doctor of Nursing Science, 1993, Nursing

Honors and Awards

2008 American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Distinguished Research Lecture Award

Publications

Henneman EA, Gawlinski A, Giuliano KK. (2012). Surveillance: A strategy for improving patient safety in acute and critical care units. Critical Care Nurse, 32, e9-18.

Becker E, Dee V, Gawlinski A, Kirkpatrick T, Lawanson-Nichols M, Lee B, Marino C, McNair N, Melwak MA, Purdy I, Samimi SS, Sund G, Zanotti J. (2012). Clinical Nurse Specialists Shaping Policies and Procedures Via an Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Council. Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), 26, 74-86.

Chung K, Davis I, Moughrabi S, Gawlinski A. (2011).Use of an evidence-based shift report tool to improve nurses' communication. Medsurg Nursing, 20, 255-60.

Ong, J., Miller, P., Appleby, R., Allegretto, R., Gawlinski, A. (2009) Effect of a Preoperative Instructional Digital Video Disc on Patient Knowledge and Preparedness for Engaging in Postoperative Care Activities. Nursing Clinics of North America. 44:103-115.

Gawlinski, A. (2008). The Power of Clinical Nursing Research: Engage Clinicians, Improve Patients' Lives, and Forge a Professional Legacy. American Journal of Critical Care. 17: 315-326.

Gawlinski, A., Rutledge, D. (2008). Selecting a Model for Evidence-Based Practice Changes: A Practical Approach. AACN Advanced Critical Care. 19:3; 291-300.

Henneman, E., Blank, F., Gawlinski, A., & Henneman, P. (2006). Strategies used by nurses to recover medical errors in an academic Emergency Department setting. Applied Nursing Research 19:2; 70-77.

Cole, K., Gawlinski, A., Steers, N., & Kotlerman, J. (2007). Animal Assisted Therapy in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure. American Journal of Critical Care. 16: 575-585.

Gawlinski, A. (2007). Evidence-based Practice (EBP) Changes: Measuring the Outcome. AACN Clinical Issues, 18:320-322.

Kleinpell RM., Gawlinski A., Burns SM. (2006). Searching and critiquing literature essential for acute care NPs Nurse Practitioner. 31(8); 12-3.

Bullock, J., Jordan, D., Gawlinski, A., & Henneman, E. (2006). Standardizing IV Drip Medication Concentrations to Reduce Variability in Concentrations and Medication Errors. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 18: 515-521.

Patak, L., Gawlinski, A., Fung, I., Berg, J., Henneman, E., (2006). Communication boards in critical care: A patient's view. Applied Nursing Research, 19:4; 182-190.

Henneman, E., Blank, F., Gawlinski, A., & Henneman, P. (2006). Strategies used by nurses to recover medical errors in an academic Emergency Department setting. Applied Nursing Research 19:2; 70-77.


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