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Ruth KLEINPELL, United States / Director

Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship
Rush University College of Nursing

Educational Background
- PhD RN, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Work Experience
- Director, Center for Clinical Research & Scholarship, Rush University Medical Center
- Professor, Rush University College of Nursing
- Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago Illinois, USA

1. Dellinger RP, Levy MM, Rhodes A, Annane D, Gerlach H, Opal SM,…..Kleinpell RM, et al. Surviving
Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock:
2012. Critical Care Medicine, 201341:580-637.
2. Ward NS, Afessa B, Kleinpell R, Tisherman S, et al. Intensivist/Patient Ratios in Closed ICUs: A
Statement from the Society of Critical Care Medicine Taskforce on ICU Staffing. Critical Care
Medicine 201341:638-645.
3. Kleinpell R, Hravnak M, Magdic KS, Guttendorf J. The acute care nurse practitioner. In Hamric
AB,Hanson CM, Tracy MF & O’Grady ET (Eds). Advanced Practice Nursing, Elsevier Publishing
4. Kleinpell R, Aitken L, Schorr CA. Implications of the New Sepsis Guidelines for Nursing Care.
American Journal of Critical Care, 201322:212-222.
5. Kleinpell R, Buchman T, Boyle WA. (Editors) Integrating Nurse Practitioners and Physician
Assistants in the ICU: Strategies for Optimizing Contributions to Care. Society of Critical Care
Medicine 2012.
6. Pastores SM, O’Connor MF, Kleinpell RM et al. (2011). The ACGME resident duty-hour new
standards: history, changes, and impact on staffing of intensive care units. Crit Care Med 39:2540-

- President, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses
- Secretary and Council Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
- Fellow, American College of Critical Care Medicine
- Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
- Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Fellow, Institute of Medicine of Chicago