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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
 

Kathleen Oman, PhD, RN, FAEN, FAAN

Associate Professor


Kathleen Oman

Kathy.Oman@ucdenver.edu

Kathleen Oman is a professor at the College of Nursing and the Chair in Pediatric Nursing at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Her clinical background is in acute care, specifically, critical care and emergency nursing. Dr. Oman has expertise in evidence-based practice and has conducted research in the areas of ethics, moral distress, family presence, emergency nursing and trauma resuscitation. Her current research interest is in Caring Science in the acute care setting. She is a Caritas Coach and works with the Resiliency Collaborative team at Children’s Hospital Colorado to promote caring, healing work environments for patients and clinicians. Dr. Oman is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Oman earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Wayne State University in Michigan (1980) and her master’s degree in nursing (1988) and her PhD (1999) from the University of Colorado. 

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
Distinguished Alumni University of Colorado College of Nursing 2013
Magnet Nurse of the Year​ University of Colorado Hospital​ 2012​
​Fellow ​American Academy of Nurses ​2010
​Kathryn Smith Lastreto Award ​Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large ​2010
​President's Award
​University of Colorado Hospital ​2008
​FAEN ​Academy of Emergency Nursing ​2007
​Patient Safety Award for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia ​Colorado Patient Safety Coalition ​2006
​Nightingale Nominee ​State of Colorado  ​2002
​Far Beyond the Ordinary: Working Together Award ​University of Colorado Hospital ​2002
​National Research Utilization Award ​Emergency Nurses Association ​1993
​Nurse Excellence Award - Research ​Denver General Hospital ​1990
​Sigma Theta Tau International Induction ​Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Kappa Chapter-at-Large ​1980
  1. #Kelleher, A., & Oman, K.S.  AACN CAUTI Practice Alert (in press).
  2. *+Oman, K.S., Mancuso, M., Ceballos, K., Makic, M.B., Fink, R.M. (2016). Mentoring clinical nurses to write for publication: Strategies for success. American Journal of Nursing, 116(5), 48-55.
  3. # Wald HL, Fink RN, Makic MBF and Oman K.S. (2016). Chapter 19 “Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention” in Evidence-based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice.  Boltz M, Capezuti E, Fulmer T, Zwicker D, Eds.  Springer, New York, NY 
  4. *+Fink, R. M., Makic, M. B. F., Poteet, A. & Oman, K. S. (2015). The ventilated patient’s experience. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 34(5), 301-308.
  5. *+ Pell, J.M., Mancuso, M., Limon, S., Oman K.S., Lin, C.T. (2015). Patient Access to Electronic Health Records During Hospitalization. JAMA Internal Medicine, Mar 9. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.121.  
  6. *+ Mramor, W., Hagman, J., Ford, D. & Oman, K.S., Cumbler, E. (2015). Purposeful visits for hospitalized elderly patients. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(3), 42-48.
  7. *+ McCallum, C.A., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B. (2015). Improving the assessment and treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease among adolescents in an urban children’s hospital emergency department.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(6), 579-585.
  8. *+ Oman, K.S., Fink, R., Kleiner, C., Makic, M.B., Wenger, B., Mancuso, M. Hoffecker, L., Schmiege, S., & Cook, P. (2014). Intradermal Lidocaine or Bacteriostatic Normal Saline Prior to Intravenous Catheter Insertion: a Meta-Analysis. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 29(5), 367-376. (2015 Mary Hanna Memorial Journalism Award)
  9. *+ Scott, R., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B., Fink, R., Braaten, J., Severyn, F. & Wald, H. (2014). Reducing Indwelling Urinary Catheter Use in the Emergency Department: A Successful Quality Improvement Initiative. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40 (3), 237-244. 
  10. #Smith, N., Cook, P., Oman, K.S. (2014). Differentiating among Research, Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, and Program Evaluation. In Fink, R.F., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B. (Eds). Research and Evidence-Based Practice Manual, 3rd edition. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Hospital.
  11. #Oman, K.S., Fink, R.M. (2014). Cultivating an Evidence-Based Practice and Research Enterprise. In Fink, R.F., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B. (Eds). Research and Evidence-Based Practice Manual, 3rd edition. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Hospital.
  12. #Hagman, J., Chavez, J., Rendler, T., Oman, K.S., (2014). Reading and Understanding Research Reports. In Fink, R.F., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B. (Eds). Research and Evidence-Based Practice Manual, 3rd edition. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Hospital.
  13. #Golightly, L. & Oman, K.S. (2014). Writing a Proposal. In Fink, R.F., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B. (Eds). Research and Evidence-Based Practice Manual, 3rd edition. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Hospital.
  14. #Oman, K.S., Leeth, D., Lowe, N. (2014). Submitting a Manuscript and Rules of Etiquette. In Fink, R.F., Oman, K.S., Makic, M.B. (Eds). Research and Evidence-Based Practice Manual, 3rd edition. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Hospital.
  15. *+ Goode CJ, McCarty LB, Fink RM, Oman K.S., Makic MB, Krugman ME, Traditi L. (2013). Mapping the Organization: A Bibliometric Analysis of Nurses’ Contributions to the Literature. Journal of Nursing Administration; 43(9):481-487.
  16. *+ Fink, R., Oman, K.S., Youngwerth, J. & Bryant, L. (2013). A Palliative Care Needs Assessment of Rural Hospitals. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine, 16(6); 638-644.
  17. *+ Zwink, J., Dzialo, M., DeVine, D., Fink, R., Oman, K.S., Waite, K., Shiskowsky, K., & Sanders, C. (2013). Nurse Manager Satisfaction, Retention, and Development. Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(3), 135-141.
  18.  *+ Hagman, J., Oman, K.S., & Kleiner, K. Johnson, E., Nordhagen, J., (2013). Lessons Learned from the Implementation of a Bedside Handoff Model.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 43(6), 315-17. 
  19. *+ Oman, K.S., Fink, R., Goode, C.J., Krugman, M. & Traditi, L. (2013). A Web-based Program on Evidence-Based Practice for Rural Hospitals: an Evaluation Study. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 29(2), 58-63.
  20. *+ Wenger, B., Asakura, Y., Fink, R.M., Oman, K.S. Dissemination of the Five Wishes Advance Directive at work. (2012). Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14(8), 551-8.
  21. # Wald HL, Fink RN, Makic MBF and Oman K.S. (2012). Chapter 19 “Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention” in Evidence-based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice.  Boltz M, Capezuti E, Fulmer T, Zwicker D, Eds.  Springer, New York, NY. pp. 388-418.
  22. * + Oman, K.S., Makic, MB, Fink, RF, Schraeder, N., Hulett, T., Keech, T. & Wald, H. (2012). Nurse-directed Interventions to Decrease Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. American Journal of Infection Control, 40, 548 – 553. (Most downloaded article in 2014)
  23. * Goode, CG, Fink RM, Krugman, M., Oman, K.S., Traditi, LK (2011). The Colorado patient-centered interprofessional evidence-based practice model: a framework for transformation. Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing, 8(2), 96-105.
  24. # Houser, J. & Oman, K.S. (Eds.) (2011). Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Manual. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Inc.
  25. # DelMonte, J. & Oman, K.S. (2011). Preparing and sustaining staff knowledge about evidence-based practice. In Houser, J. & Oman, K.S. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Manual. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Inc.
  26. # Oman, K.S. (2011). Developing a structure for evidence-based practice. In Houser, J. & Oman, K.S. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Manual. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Inc.
  27. # Rodgers, M.E., Williams, A.E. & Oman, K.S. (2011). Systems for defining and appraising evidence. In Houser, J. & Oman, K.S. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Manual. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Inc.
  28. # Oman, K.S. (2011). Evidence-based practice dissemination. In Houser, J. & Oman, K.S. (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practice: An Implementation Manual. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Inc.
  29. *+ Oman, K.S., Duran, C. (2010). Healthcare Provider Evaluation of Family Presence during Resuscitation. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(6), 524-533.
  30. *+ Hutt, E., Ruscin, M.J., Linnebur, S.A., Fish, D.N., Oman, K.S., Fink, R., Radcliff, T., Van Dorsten, B., Leibrecht, D., McNulty, M.  (2010). A Multifaceted Intervention to Implement Guidelines Did Not Affect Hospitalization Rates for Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2010.03.011
  31. *+  Leeth, D., Oman, K.S., Mamaril, M., Krumbach, B. (2010). Normothermia and Patient Comfort: A Comparative Study in an Outpatient Surgery Setting. Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 25(3), 146-151.
  32. *+  Hutt E, Radcliff TA, Oman K.S., Fink R, Ruscin JM, Linnebur SA, Fish D, Liebrecht D, Fish R, McNulty M. (2010).  Impact of a Multi-faceted Intervention to Implement NHAP Guidelines on Staff and Resident Vaccination Rates. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11(5), p 365. 
  33. Oman, K. Peer Review: The Art of Supporting Colleagues and Advancing our Profession. Guest Editorialin Journal of Emergency Nursing, 35(4), 278.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Oman, K.S. & Koziol-McLain (Eds.) (2007) Emergency Nursing Secrets, 2nd ed. St. Louis: Elsevier, Mosby.
  40. Connors, G., Oman, K.S.  (2007). Emergency Preparedness. In Oman, Koziol-McLain (Eds.), Emergency Nursing Secrets, St. Louis: Elsevier, Mosby.
  41. Smith, K., SmithV., Krugman, M., Oman, K.S. (2005) Evaluating the impact of computerized clinical documentation, Computers in Nursing, 23 (3), 132-137.
  42. Prutzman, L & Oman, K.S. (2004) Expedited medical screening examinations Journal of Emergency Nursing, 30 (6), 560.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. Oman, K.S., Krugman, M. & Fink, R. (Eds.) 2003 Nursing Research Secrets Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
  46. Oman, K.S. (2003). Reading, Understanding and Critiquing Research Reports. In Oman, Krugman & Fink (Eds.), Nursing Research Secrets, Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
  47. Fink, R.M. & Oman, K.S. (2003). Research Etiquette. In Oman, Krugman & Fink. (Eds.), Nursing  Research Secrets, Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus Inc.
  48. Oman, K.S., Armstrong, J.A., Stoner, M. (2002) Perspectives on practicing procedures on the newly dead Academic Emergency Medicine, 9 (8), 786-790.
  49. Oman, K. S. (1997). Hidden scars: Experiences with practicing procedures on the newly dead (abstract). Journal of Emergency Nursing, 23(5), 403-404.
  50. McLain, J., Oman, K., & Edwards, G. (1996). Ear temperatures: Making research-based clinical decisions. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 22(1), 77-79.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Oman, K. S. (1985). Sequale to ruptured aortic aneurysm. Critical Care Nurse, 5, 14-19.
  • 2014
    Co-Investigator. 30 day Readmission and Nurse Sensitive Interventions
  • 2014
    Co-Investigator. MINDS Alcohol Withdrawal Assessment Tool Validation Study in the Emergency Department
  • 2014
    Co-Investigator. Effectiveness of De-escalation Training for Emergency Department Personnel
  • 2012-2013
    Principal Investigator. Lidocaine or Bacteriostatic Normal Saline as Analgesia before IV Catheter Insertion: a Meta-Analysis
  • 2011-2012
    Co-Investigator. Nurse Manager Perception of Role Satisfaction and Retention at an Academic Medical Center
  • 2011-2013
    Co-Investigator. Engaging patients during hospital care:  The effect of patient access to their electronic health record during an acute care hospitalization
  • 2009-2010
    Co-Investigator. A Palliative Care Needs Assessment of Rural Hospitals.  University of Colorado Hospital
  • 2009-2010
    Co-Investigator. Decision Support to Reduce Urinary Catheter Insertions and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs). University of Colorado Hospital
  • 2008-2009
    Co-Investigator. The Ventilated Patient’s Pain Experience
  • 2008-2009
    Co-Investigator. Moral Distress and Burnout in the ICU environment
  • 2008-2009
    Principal Ivestigator. Decreasing Catheter-Associated UTIs. University Of Colorado Hospital
  • 2008-2009
    Principal Investigator. A Web-based Program on Evidence Based Practice for Rural Hospitals. AHRQ grant # 1 R13 HSO17460-01. University Of Colorado Hospital
  • 2008
    Co-Investigator. Patient Communication Boards Pilot Study. University of Colorado Hospital
  • 2008
    Co-Investigator. 5 Wishes at Work Study, University of Colorado Hospital
  • 2008-2009
    Co-Investigator.  Moral Distress and Burnout in the ICU environment. University Of Colorado Hospital
  • 2008
    Co-Investigator.  Medical Screening Evaluation Study. University Of Colorado Hospital
  • 2007-2008
    Principal Investigator. I, Health Care Provider Evaluation of Family Presence During Resuscitation, Sigma Theta Tau
  • 2005-2006
    Co-PI with MaryBeth Makic, Nursing Directed Interventions to Reduce Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in the ICU, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • 2004-2008
    Co-PI with Evelyn Hutt, Implementing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Treating Nursing Home Acquired Pneumonia, AHRQ
  • 2007
    Co-PI with Catherine Ehrenfeucht, Moral Distress in the MICU
  • 2005
    Co-PI with Christine Duran, Family Presence During Resuscitation and Invasive Procedures: A survey of Healthcare Professionals, Patients and Families
  • 2003
    Co-PI with Amy Stanwood-Diesburg, A Retrospective Review of Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department with Non-emergent Complaints

As the Chair in Pediatric Nursing at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Oman conducts Caring Science research and assists in the ongoing development of the evidence-based practice program.