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Deirdre KIing Thornlow

Associate Clinical Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
School of Nursing, BOX_3322, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Grants


Doctor of Nursing Practice

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEFaculty Member · Awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration · 2009 - 2012

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


NRSA · 2004 - 2007 NIH NNIR · $86,000.00 To determine whether utilization of patient safety practices in acute care hospitals was associated with rates of infections due to medical care, decubitus ulcers, post-operative respiratory failure, and failure to rescue
Patient Safety Center of Inquiry: Designing a Safer OR to ICU Patient Handover · 2009 - 2010 Veteran’s Affairs Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety Use a human factors approach to re-engineer the process for patient handover from OR to ICU; develop a standardized communication tool; implement patient transfer procedures
Transitions of Care for the Elderly: An Inter-professional Course for Advanced Learners · 2010 - 2015 Faculty · Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services · $200,000.00
Enhancing Geriatric Nursing Education for Baccalaureate and Advanced Practice Nursing Programs · 2001 - 2005 Project Director · John A. Hartford Foundation · $3,900,000.00 To support gerontology curriculum development and new clinical experiences in 30 selected baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs