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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Kathleen Oman, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN

Associate Professor

Kathleen Oman

Kathleen Oman is a research nurse scientist at University of Colorado Hospital and holds a joint position with the University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing. She is also an associate faculty in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver. Her clinical background is in acute care, specifically critical care and emergency nursing. Oman has conducted research in the areas of ethics, moral distress, family presence, emergency nursing and trauma resuscitation. She is currently a Senior Clinical Editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and co-chair of the Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large Research Committee.

Oman earned her bachelor's in nursing from Wayne State University in Michigan, her master's degree in nursing and her PhD from the University of Colorado, and a certification as an emergency nurse from the Emergency Nurses Association.

Degree Awarding Institution Field of Study Graduation Date
Certification as Certified Emergency Nurse Emergency Nurses Association   2007-2010
PhD University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO Nursing 1999
MS University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO Nursing 1993
BS Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Nursing 1980
Title Organization Year
FAEN Academy of Emergency Nursing, Fall 2007
  1. Leeth, D., Oman, K.S., Mamaril, M., Krumbach, B. (In reveiw). Journal of Perioperative Nursing.
  2. Oman, K. Peer Review: The Art of Supporting Colleagues and Advancing our Profession. Guest Editorialin Journal of Emergency Nursing, 35(4), 278.
  3. Hutt, E., Radcliff, T.A., Oman, K., Fink, R., Ruscin, J.M., Linnebur, S.A., Fish, D., Liebrecht, D., Fish, R.,& McNulty, M. (in review).  Impact of a multi-faceted intervention to implement NHAP guidelines on staff and resident vaccination rates. Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
  4. Scheetz, L.J., & Oman, K.S. (2008). Research, Quality Improvement, and Institutional Review Boards: What' the Deal? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(1), 3-5.
  5. Oman, K.S., Duran, C., & Fink, R.F. (2008). Evidence-Based Policy and Procedures: An Algorithm for Sucess. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38(1), 47-51.
  6. Oman, K.S. (2008). Implementing Evidence-Based Nursing in Health Care Systems. In Ackley, Ladwig, Swan, & Tucker (Eds.), A Clinical Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, St.Louis: Elsevier Inc.
  7. Duran, C., Oman, K.S., Jordan-Abel, J., Koziel, V., & Szymanski, D. (2007). Attitudes and Beliefs About Family Presence: A Survey of Health Care Providers, Families, and Patients. American Journal of Critical Care, 16(3), 270-279.
  8. Oman, K.S. & Koziol-McLain (Eds.) (2007) Emergency Nursing Secrets, 2nd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, Mosby.
  9. Connors, G., Oman, K.S.  (2007). Emergency Preparedness. In Oman, Koziol-McLain (Eds.), Emergency Nursing Secrets, St. Louis: Elsevier, Mosby.
  10. Smith, K., SmithV., Krugman, M., Oman, K.S. (2005) Evaluating the impact of computerized clinical documentation, Computers in Nursing, 23 (3), 132-137.
  11. Prutzman, L & Oman, K.S. (2004) Expedited medical screening examinations Journal of Emergency Nursing, 30 (6), 560.
  12. Diesburg-Stanwood, A., Scott, J., Oman, K.S., Whitehill C. (2004). A Retrospective Review of Emergency Department Encounters for Non-Emergent Medical Conditions. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 30 (4), 312-7.
  13. Diesburg-Stanwood, A., Scott, J., Oman, KS, Whitehill C., Monens, J. (2003). Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Non-emergent Chief Complaints (abstract). Journal of Emergency Nursing, 29(5), 407.
  14. Oman, K.S., Krugman, M. & Fink, R. (Eds.) 2003 Nursing Research Secrets Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
  15. Oman, K.S. (2003). Reading, Understanding and Critiquing Research Reports. In Oman, Krugman & Fink (Eds.), Nursing Research Secrets, Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
  16. Fink, R.M. & Oman, K.S. (2003). Research Etiquette. In Oman, Krugman & Fink. (Eds.), Nursing  Research Secrets, Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
  17. Oman, K.S., Armstrong, J.A., Stoner, M. (2002) Perspectives on practicing procedures on the newly dead Academic Emergency Medicine, 9 (8), 786-790.
  18. 18.Oman, K. S. (1997). Hidden scars: Experiences with practicing procedures on the newly dead (abstract). Journal of Emergency Nursing, 23(5), 403-404.
  19. 19. McLain, J., Oman, K., & Edwards, G. (1996). Ear temperatures: Making research-based clinical decisions. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 22(1), 77-79.
  20. 20. Oman, K. S. (1995). The use of hematocrit changes as an indicator of blood loss in adult trauma patients who receive intravenous fluids. JEN 21(5), 395-400.
  21. 21. Montonye, J.M., & Oman, K.S. (1993). The variations influencing the accuracy of lab values drawn proximal to an intravenous infusion (abstract). Journal of Emergency Nursing, 19, 259-260.
  22. 22. Oman, K. S. (1989). The use of hematocrit changes as an indicator of blood loss in adult trauma victims,(abstract). Journal of Emergency Medicine, 7(14), 342.
  23. 23. Oman, K. S. (1988). The use of hematocrit changes as an indicator of blood loss in adult trauma victims (abstract). Journal of Emergency Nursing, 14(6), 383-384.
  24. 24. Oman, K. S. (1985). Sequale to ruptured aortic aneurysm. Critical Care Nurse, 5, 14-19.
  • PI. Decreasing Catheter-Associated UTIs. University Of Colorado Hospital, 2008-2009. Grant funded
  • PI. A Web-based Program on Evidence Based Practice for Rural Hospitals. AHRQ grant # 1 R13 HSO17460-01. University Of Colorado Hospital, 2008-09.
  • Co-Investigator Patient Communication Boards Pilot Study. University of Colorado Hospital, 2008.
  • Co-Investigator 5 Wishes at Work Study, UCH 2008.
  • Co-Investigator.  Moral Distress and Burnout in the ICU environment. University Of Colorado Hospital, 2008-09.
  • Co-Investigator.  Medical Screening Evaluation Study. University Of Colorado Hospital, 2008. Grant funded.
  • PI, Health Care Provider Evaluation of Family Presence During Resuscitation, Sigma Theta Tau. (3/07-3/08) Funded.
  • Co-PI with MaryBeth Makic, Nursing Directed Interventions to Reduce Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the ICU, American Association of Critical Care Nurses. (2005-06) Funded
  • Co-PI with Evelyn Hutt, Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Treating Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia, AHRQ. (2004-08) Funded
  • Co-PI with Catherine Ehrenfeucht, Moral Distress in the MICU. 2007 Unfunded
  • Co-PI with Christine Duran, Family Presence During Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures: A survey of Healthcare Professionals, Patients and Families. 2005 Unfunded
  • Co-PI with Amy Stanwood-Diesburg, A Retrospective Review of Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department with Non-emergent Complaints. 2003 Unfunded
  • Dr. Oman is a Research Nurse Scientist at University of Colorado where she implements and mentors clinical nurses in research and evidence-based practice initiatives. University of Colorado Hospital is an acute care academic medical center and a Level II trauma center.