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Kristin L. Eckland, ACNP-BC
Locum tenums Nurse Practitioner in cardiothoracic surgery - various assignments and locations (2012 - present)
Medical writer, author of several books on surgical practices in Latin America
Creator of Thoracics.org (April 2011 - present)
Freelance writer, Examiner.com (2012 - magazine folded 2015) - articles on health, medicine and surgery
Cardiology practice, July 2010 - Jan 2011
Duke University regional facility, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (2007- June 2010)
West Virginia University, CT Surgery (2006-7)
Internship in private Thoracic and Vascular surgery practice, Fall 2005.
The Role of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stratified Intensive Insulin therapies to prevent post-operative hyperglycemia after CABG
Surgical Tourism and the globalization of healthcare.
Mobile applications and the STS General Thoracic database
Data compliation for outcomes reporting for cardiac and thoracic surgery
Blood Conservation in cardiac and thoracic patients
Creating guidelines/ educational training to standardize and improve the care of thoracic surgery pa
Aggressive cardiovascular risk reduction in Diabetic patients
Thoracic surgery outcomes at moderate-high altitude
Cardiovascular effects of the methyxanthines
Additional Educational Information
Truckee Meadows Community College (AAS, Nursing)
Dalhousie University (B.A. with emphasis on Health & Illness Across Cultures)
Lakeland Community College (Registered Nurse First Assistant)
Vanderbilt University (MSN, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program)
Multiple internships in subspecialty areas of cardiothoracic surgery