Dr. Tom Ahrens, RN, DNS, CCRN, CS

Biography

Dr. Ahrens is a noted authority in critical care, specializing in hemodynamics, pulmonary and tissue oxygenation. He is a practising clinical nurse specialist with 24 years experience. Author of four books, Hemodynamic Waveform Analysis is considered by many to be one of the finest clinical guides to the topic and Essentials of Oxygenation was selected as an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year. The primary author on over 50 papers, he currently is on the editorial board of American Journal of Critical Care and the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. He was awarded a 1999 Society of Critical Care Medicine "Presidential Citation" and an AACN 1999 research abstract award for his work on sedation. Dr. Ahrens is currently active in research on end of life management, predicting survival during cardiopulmonary arrests, the use of technology and the value expert clinicians play in improving patient outcome while controlling costs.

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