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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

Publications
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
2013429-455.
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-
2549.

Honors/Awards
- 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