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Debra Kramlich, PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN-K

Debra Kramlich, PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN-K

she/her

Associate Professor

Interim Director, School of Nursing and Population Health

SBIRT Champion

Location

Blewett Science Center 205

Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing, where her work focused on care of the substance-affected mother/baby dyad. She has over 40 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric critical care and school nursing. She is an independent child care health consultant and owner of Nursing Knowledge Solutions, LLC. She is a manuscript reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed nursing and health care journals. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on a number of diverse topics such as family presence during resuscitation, pediatric fall risk and pain assessments, bioethical standards guiding civility in health care and education, complementary and alternative therapies in acute and critical care, substance use disorders in rural pregnant and parenting women, and nursing education. Her service to the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing includes Region 15 Coordinator (New England and Nova Scotia) and Governance Chair and past-president for the local Kappa Zeta at-Large Chapter (UNE, USM, Saint Joseph's College, and Maine Medical Center). She also serves as past-president and current at-large board member of the Southern Maine Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Credentials

Education

PhD in Nursing
Duquesne University
2017
Master of Science in Nursing Education
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
2009
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
1992

Board Certifications and Licenses

Registered Nurse - Maine

Research

Current research


 

Selected publications

Sherwood, D., Kramlich, D., Rodriguez, K., & Graybeal, C. (2019) Developing a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program with multiple health professions programs. Journal of Interprofessional Care. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1569601

Fuller, V., Gillespie, D., & Kramlich, D. (2018). Evidence-based practice: The scholarship behind the practice. In S. Ahmed, L. Andrist, S. Davis, & V. Fuller (Eds.), DNP education, practice, and policy: Mastering the DNP essentials for advanced nursing practice (2nd ed.) (pp. 197-210). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Kramlich, D., Kronk, R., Marcellus, L., Colbert, A., & Jakub, K. (2018). Rural postpartum women with substance use disorders. Qualitative Health Research, 28, 1449-1461. doi: 10.1177/1049732318765720

Kramlich, D., Kronk, R., & Jakub, K. (2017). Challenges and facilitators of recruitment: Lessons learned from conducting a focused ethnography in a vulnerable rural population. The Qualitative Report, 22(3), 818-830. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol22/iss3/9

Kramlich, D. L., & Dende, D. (2016). Development of a pediatric fall risk and injury reduction program. Pediatric Nursing, 42, 77-82.

Kramlich, D. (2016). Strategies for acute and critical care nurses implementing complementary therapies requested by patients and their families. Critical Care Nurse, 36(6), 52-58. doi: 10.4037/ccn2016974

Kramlich, D., & Kronk, R. (2015). Relational care for perinatal substance use: A systematic review. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, 40(5), 320-326. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000160

Kramlich, D. (2014). Introduction to complementary, alternative, and traditional therapies.  Critical Care Nurse, 34(6), 50-56. doi: 10.4037/ccn2014807

Burger, K., Kramlich, D., Malitas, M., Page-Cutrara, K., & Whitfield-Harris, L. (2014). Application of the symphonological approach to faculty-to-faculty incivility in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 53, 563-568. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20140922-02

Lyden, C. M., & Kramlich, D. L. (2012) Phase I: The development and content analysis of the Pediatric Sedation Agitation Scale. Pediatric Nursing, 38, 278-284.

Fuller, V., Kramlich, D., & Palmer, D. (2012). Evidence-based practice: The scholarship behind the practice. In S. Ahmed, L. Andrist, S. Davis, & V. Fuller (Eds.), DNP education, practice, and policy: Redesigning advanced practice roles for the 21st century (pp. 149-163). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Palmer, D., & Kramlich, D. (2011). An Introduction to the Multi-system Model of Knowledge Integration and Translation. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(1), 29–38.

Kramlich, D. (2011). Family support during resuscitation of a loved one. In B. M. Melnyk & E. Fineout-Overholt (Eds.). Implementing evidence-based practice: Real-life success stories (pp. 180-183). Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International.

Harvey, K., Kramlich, D., Chapman, J., Parker, J. & Blades, E. (2010). Exploring and evaluating five pediatric falls assessment instruments and injury risk indicators: an ambispective study in a tertiary care setting. Journal of Nursing Management, 18, 531-541.

Other scholarly activity

“Identification of Academically At-risk Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students to Support Development of Strategies to Promote Academic Success”

Oral co-presentation with Dr. Dana Law-Ham at the ACEN Nursing Education Accreditation Conference, July 12-14, 2018, Atlanta, GA

“Re-envisioning Advising Models to Meet the Needs of Prelicensure Nursing Students”

Oral co-presentation with Dr. Jennifer Morton and Professor Nancy Simpson at the ACEN Nursing Education Accreditation Conference, July 12-14, 2018, Atlanta, GA

“Experiences and Perceptions of Rural Postpartum Women with Substance Use Disorders Inclusive of Opioids Regarding Their Care”

Podium presentation at the 8th Annual McGinley-Rice Symposium on Social Justice for Vulnerable Populations: The Face of the Person with an Addiction, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2017.

“Identification of Academically At-risk Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students to Support Development of Strategies to Promote Academic Success”

Poster co-presented with Dr. Dana Law-Ham at the St. Anselm’s College 25th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, MA, June 2017.

“Undergraduate Nursing Student Education on the Continuum of Care for Addiction and Recovery”

Poster co-presented with Professor Kristen Holt at the St. Anselm’s College 25th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, MA, June 2017.

"Challenges and Facilitators of Recruitment: Lessons Learned from Conducting a Focused Ethnography in a Vulnerable Rural Population"

Presented at The Qualitative Report’s 8th Annual Conference (TQR2016), Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, January 2017

“Development and Application of the Multi-system Model of Knowledge Integration and Translation (MKIT) in Nursing Practice”

Presented at the 9th Annual Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Conference, Kennesaw, GA, October 2015

“Creative Approaches to Undergraduate Pediatric Nursing Clinical Education”

Presented at the St. Anselm’s College 22nd Annual Nurse Educator Conference, MA, May 2015

“A Symphonological Approach to Successful Collaboration in Practice and Education”

       Presented at the St. Anselm’s College 22nd Annual Nurse Educator Conference, MA, 2014

“Development and Application of the Multisystem Model of Knowledge Integration and Translation (MKIT) in Nursing Practice”

       Co-presented at the Transforming Healthcare Nursing Conference, Hawaii, 2014

 Palmer, D. and Kramlich, D. (2011). Application of the Communities of Practice Framework for Knowledge     Translation and the Achievement of Evidence-based Practice

“Development and Practical Application of the MKIT in Critical Care Practice”

        Presented at AACN Horizons and St. Anselm’s College 18th Annual Nurse Educator Conference, 2010.

“The Development of Guidelines for Support of Families during Resuscitation of a Loved One

Presented at Maine Medical Center’s Research Forum 2008; AACN Horizons 2008; AACN National Teaching  Institute & Critical Care Exposition, 2008; and Arizona State University EBP Conference, 2009.

“Effect of Implementation of the FLACC Scale on Documentation of Pediatric Pain Assessment”

Presented at Maine Medical Center’s Research Forum 2006; Sigma Theta Tau International Evidence-Based Practice Conference in Montreal, 2006; and Arizona State University EBP Conference, 2007.

 

Invited plenary presentation

2014 Maine School Nurse Summer Institute (Maine) - endnote speaker - A leader...who, me? Discover yourself as a leader and champion for school health

2014 Kappa Zeta-at-Large Chapter, STTI, Annual Meeting (Maine) - keynote speaker - Successful collaboration in practice and education: Application of the symphonological approach to incivility

2014 Transforming Healthcare: A Pathway to Excellence Nursing Conference (Hawaii) - Development and Application of the Multisystem Model of Knowledge Integration and Translation (MKIT) in Nursing Practice

 

Research interests

Maternal/child and pediatric nursing

Family-centered care

Evidence-based practice competency

Nursing student retention and success