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Chatham University

Healthcare Informatics (MHI) Faculty and Staff

Kathleen M Morouse

Kathleen M Morouse

KMorouse@Chatham.edu
Adjunct Faculty
Hometown : Castle Shannon, PA
Joined Chatham : 2013

Academic Areas of Interest

Informatics, Critical Care Nursing, Family presence during CPR, Hospice and palliative care

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Biography

A nurse with over thirty years of bedside clinical experience in both critical care and progressive care. Transitioned into a full time position as an Informatics Nurse at a tertiary care Level 1 trauma center. Graduated from Drexel University with an MSN in the Nursing Education and Faculty Role track, certifications in both critical care and informatics. Graduated from the DNP program at Chatham University 2017. Teach clinical and ACLS to stay current with clinical practice and also teach online nursing informatics courses.

Education

  • DNP, Chatham University
  • MSN, Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), 2013
  • BSN, Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA (Philadelphia, PA), 2009
  • Diploma, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (Pittsburgh, PA), 1980

Publications

Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Informatics Nurse Certification (RN-BC)
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN): Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • American Heart Association (AHA): Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor (ACLS)
  • American Heart Association (AHA): Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

Awards

  • Honors Laureate for Innovation, Computer World Magazine, Submission on behalf of UPMC Mercy (2013)
  • Most Wired Innovator Award, Hospital and Health Network Magazine, Submission on behalf of UPMC Mercy (2012)
  • People’s Choice Award 2nd Place, ANIA-CARING Annual Conference, (2012)
  • Heart of Hospice Award, Family Hospice and Palliative Care, (2011)
  • Caring Associate of the Month, UPMC Mercy, (January 2011)
  • Graduate Alumni Grant, Drexel University, (2009)
  • Alumni Scholarship, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, (1995)
  • Francis Warde Key Contributor Award, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, (1992)

Organizations

  • American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA),Northeast Region Director
  • American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA), Western Pennsylvania Chapter co-founder, past vice president, immediate past president
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), Three Rivers Chapter member
  • Healthcare Information and Management System Society (HIMSS), Western Pennsylvania chapter member
  • Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Southwestern Chapter (SWPONL) member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Chi Zeta Chapter, Chatham University member

Presentations

  • Morouse, K. (2017, August 31, September 1). Improving the Ambulation and Mobilization of Hospitalized Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presented at Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Annual Conference: Gettysburg, PA
  • Morouse, K. (2017, August 31, September 1). Improving the Ambulation and Mobilization of Hospitalized Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Poster presented at Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Annual Conference: Nemacolin, PA
  • Skrtich, A.L., & Morouse, K. (2016, November 9). Implementation of a mobility program at a large urban hospital. Poster presented at Quality and Education Nursing Forum, UPMC Mercy: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Joos, M.B., & Morouse, K. (2016, November 9). Nursing’s role in medication reconciliation: Document medications by history. Poster presented at Quality and Education Nursing Forum, UPMC Mercy: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Morouse, K., Kaib, D., Dixon, H., Gatz, L., Maczko, A., Gallatin, G., Deutsch, K., Walther, J., Agosti, M., Alston, S. & Barras, T. (2016, November 9). A Shared Governance approach to influencing perioperative venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention at UPMC Mercy. Poster presented at Quality and Education Nursing Forum, UPMC Mercy: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Skrtich, A.L., & Morouse, K. (2016, September). Implementation of a mobility program at a large urban hospital. Poster presented at Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Annual Conference: Nemacolin, PA
  • Morouse, K. (2015, April). Digital Natives and Downtime Documentation. Poster presented at American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) Annual Conference: Philadelphia, PA
  • DiPietro, E., Bartges, A., Bauer, N., Eisengart, F., Kearney, R., Kurtz, P., Lander, J., Martin, K., Morouse, K., Mullett, J., & Underwood, S. (2015, April 22). ”Taking steps” to improve ambulation in CHF and COPD patients. Poster presented at Quality and Education Nursing Forum, UPMC Mercy: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Morouse, K. (2014, August). Digital Natives and Downtime Documentation. Poster presented at Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Annual Conference: Nemacolin, PA
  • Morouse, K., & Dolinich, H. (2014, May 7). Digital natives and downtime documentation (and the natives get restless during downtime!). Talk presented at North Atlantic Regional User Group (NARUG), Cerner Conference: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Morouse, K., & Stiger, M. (2013, November). Smartphone technology applied to telemetry alert notification. Poster presented at Quality and Education Nursing Forum, UPMC Mercy: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Morouse, K. (2012, October). Use of smartphones in the clinical setting: The UPMC Mercy BlackBerry project. Talk presented at Nursing Innovation Summit Fall: Hot Topics in Nursing, UPMC St. Margaret: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Morouse, K., & Mahouski, P. (2012, April). Innovative applications for smart phone use as a communication tool. Poster presented at ANIA-CARING Annual Conference: Orlando, FL
  • Mahouski, P., & Morouse, K. (2012, February). Innovative applications for smart phone use as a communication tool. Poster presented at 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition: Las Vegas, NV
  • Morouse, K. (2007, May). Case study about osteogenesis imperfecta. Talk presented at Nursing Forum, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh PA
  • Morouse, K. (2007, May). Family presence during resuscitative efforts. Talk presented at Nursing Forum, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh PA