Karen Giuliano, PhD, RN, MBA, FAANAssociate Professor
- School of Nursing
Office: 106G RB
Education and Training:
PostDoc Yale University
MBA Babson College
PhD Boston College
ANP Post Master’s Certificate, University of Massachusetts Worcester
MSN University of Rhode Island
BSN Boston College
RN, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
RN, New Hampshire Board of Nursing (Multi-state)
IV Infusion Device Safety; Non-ventilator Hospital Acquired Pneumonia; Human:Factors Usability
Baker, D., Quinn, B. Ewan, V., Giuliano, K. (2018). Sustaining quality improvement: Long-term reduction of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia. Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 9-6- 2018, DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000359. PMID: 30198950
Giuliano, KK. (2018). IV smart pumps and error-prone programming tasks: Comparison of four devices. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. 52(s2):7-16. PMID: 29775384
Giuliano, K. (2018). Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: Where do we go from here? American Journal of Infection Control. 46(6): 730. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.02.017. PMID: 29655668
Giuliano, K. (2018). Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: Epidemiology to support prevention strategies. American Journal of Infection Control. 46(7): 847-848. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.007. PMID: 29661623.
Giuliano, K., Baker, D., Quinn, B. (2018). Non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia in U.S. Hospitals: Incidence, Cost and Mortality. American Journal of Infection Control, 46(3): 322-327. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.09.005.
Giuliano, K., Wan-Ting Su., DeLaurentis, P., Degnan, D., Zink, R., Fitzgerald, K. (2018). Intravenous smart pump drug library compliance: A descriptive study of 44 hospitals. Journal of Patient Safety. 14: e76-e82. Doi: 10.1097/PTS.000000000000000383. PMID: 2857495.
Gray, M., Giuliano, K. (2018). Incontinence-associated dermatitis, characteristics and relationship to pressure injury: A multisite epidemiologic analysis. JWOCN, 45(1): 63-67. DOI: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000390. PMID: 29300291.
Schoener B, Baird P, Dorn L, Giuliano K, Ho M, Jump M, Sahiner B, Zink R. (2018). Using Data-Based Decisions to Transform Health Technology and Improve Patient Care. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. 2018; 52(s2):7-16. DOI: 10.2345/0899-8205-52.s2.7. PMID: 29775385.
Giuliano, K. (2018). Intravenous smart pumps: Usability issues, intravenous medication administration error, and patient safety. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 30: 215-224. DOI: 10.1016/j.cnc.2018.02.004. PMID: 29724440. Invited for special issue on human factors in healthcare.
Giuliano, K., Hendricks, J. (2017). Nursing knowledge of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. AORN Journal, 105, 453-463. PMID: 28454611.
Giuliano, K., Quinn, B., Baker, D.(2017) Non-ventilator hospital acquired pneumonia versus pneumonia as an admission diagnosis in patients who develop sepsis: incidence and cost. American Journal of Infection Control. 45(6). S89-90.
Giuliano, K. (2017). Improving patient safety and clinical outcomes through nursing surveillance. AAMI Horizons, Spring, 34-43.
Giuliano, K. (2017). Improving patient safety and clinical outcomes through nursing surveillance. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology. 51(2): 34-43. DOI: 10.2345/0899-8205-51.s2.34. PMID: 28296456
Campoe, K., Giuliano, K. (2017). Impact of Frequent Interruption on Nurses’ Patient-Controlled Analgesia Programming Performance. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Journal. 59(8):1204-13. DOI: 10.1177/0018720817732605. PMID: 28925730.
Giuliano, K., Ruppel, H. (2017). Are IV smart pumps smart enough? Nursing 2017. 41(3). 64-66.
Giuliano, K., Baker, D., Quinn, B. (2016). Non-ventilator hospital acquired pneumonia in U.S. hospitals: Incidence and Cost. American Journal of Infection Control. 44(6). S12-13.
Giuliano, K, Danesh, V, Funk, M. (2016). The relationship between nurse staffing and 30-day readmission for adults with heart failure. JONA, 46: 25-29. DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000289. PMID: 26579974.
Giuliano, K; Funk, M. (2016). A qualitative approach to improving the process of IV line tracing in critical care. Nursing Research, 65(2), E74. (Abstract)
Giuliano, K., Neimi, C. (2016). The urgent need for innovation in IV infusion devices. Nursing 2016, 24(4). 66-68. DOI: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000480617.62296.d7. PMID: 27008058. (Re–publication by journal request).
Giuliano, K. (2015). IV smart pumps: The impact of a simplified user interface on clinical use. Biomed Instrum Technol. 13(s.4): 13-21. DOI: 10.2345/0899-8205-49.s4.13. PMID: 26444045.
Giuliano, K., Niemi, C. (2015). The urgent need for innovation in IV smart pumps. Nursing Management, 46(3). 17-19. DOI: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000461066.79777.06. PMID: 25692639.
Giuliano, K., Droms, C (2014). The stakeholder approach: A new perspective on developing and marketing clinical tria Healthcare Marketing Quarterly. 31(1): 1-12.
Giuliano, K., Ferguson, M., Silfen, E. (2012). Medical technology innovation and the importance of comparative effectiveness research. Journal of Medical Marketing. 12(1): 55-66.
Giuliano, K., Droms, C. (2012). The Chinese health care system: An analysis of the current and emerging health care nee Journal of Medical Marketing. 12(2): 123-136.
Giuliano, KK. (2007). Identifying Infections: Early detection of sepsis. Executive Healthcare Management. pp. 90-91.
Data-Based Peer Reviewed Publications:
Giuliano, K, Hendricks, J. (2017). Nursing knowledge of inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. AORN Journal. 105:453-463.
Giuliano, KK (2017). Improving patient safety and clinical outcomes through nursing surveillance. AAMI Horizons. Spring: 34-43.
Giuliano, KK, Danesh, V, Funk, M. (2016). The relationship between nurse staffing and 30-day readmission for adults with heart failure. JONA, 46: 25-29.
Giuliano, K. (2015). IV smart pumps: The impact of a simplified user interface on clinical use. Horizons, 13-21.
Giuliano, K., Jahrsdoerfer, M., Case, J. Drew, T., Raber, G. (2012). The role of clinical decision support tools to reduce blood pressure variability in critically ill patients receiving vasoactive blood pressure suppor Computers and Informatics in Nursing. 30(4): 204-209.
Giuliano, K., Lecardo, M., Staul, L. (2011). Impact of Protocol Watch TM on Compliance with the Surviving Sepsis Campaig American Journal of Critical Care. 20(4): 313-321.
Giuliano, K, Johanassen, A, Hernandez, C. (2010). Simulation Evaluation of an Enhanced Bedside Display for Patients with Se AACN Advanced Critical Care. 20(1): 21-34.
Giuliano, KK. (2007). Physiologic monitoring predictors for patients with sepsis: Testing a predictive model for the early detection of se American Journal of Critical Care. 16(2): 120-129.
Richards, N, Giuliano, K, Jones, P. (2006). Prospective comparison of 3 new-generation pulse oximeters during ambulation after open-heart surgery. Respiratory Care. 51(1): 29-
Giuliano, KK & Liu, L. (2006). Knowledge of pulse oximetry among critical care nurse Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. 25(1): 44-49.
Areas of Expertise:
Statistics; Medical Device Innovation and Development
Honors & Awards:
AACCN National Teaching Institute, Research Abstract Award, 2018
AAMI/BD Professional Achievement Award, 2012.
Philips Healthcare Six Sigma Global Quality Improvement Award, 2011
Philips Healthcare Ovation Award, 2007
AACN Excellence in Research, 2005
AACN Research Abstract Award, 2005
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), 2003
University of Rochester, Evidence-based practice Award, 2003
AACN National Clinical Nurse Specialist Award, 2002
AACN Wyeth-Ayerst Fellowship (Mentor), 2002
AACN National Innovision Award, 2000
ANNA National Research-based Practice Award, 2000
ANNA National Clinical Practice Award, 1999
Colonial Chapter ANNA Clinical Practice Award, 1997
ANNA Nurse-in-Washington Fellow, 1995
University of Virginia Nurse of the Year, 1993
Massachusetts Nurses Association Staff Development Award, 1990
Sigma Theta Tau Award for Nursing Excellence, 1990
Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation:
Consulting Nurse Scientist, Center for Nursing Research and Advanced Practice, Orlando Health
Nurse Scientist, Hallmark Health System
Massachusetts General Hospital Munn Center for Nursing Research
Professional and Community Service:
Science Fair Judge, K (Edward M. Kennedy) Academy for Health Careers Full-inclusion High School
Certified Nurse Planner for awarding of continuing education contact hours, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Member, Research Committee: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)