Lori Rhudy

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Lori Rhudy, PhD, RN, ACNS, CNRN
Clinical Associate Professor

Telephone Number:
507-258-8042

Fax Number:
507-258-8043

Email Address:
rhudy002@umn.edu

Office Location:
University of Minnesota/Rochester
Suite 390E

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota/Rochester
School of Nursing
300 University Square
111 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Education Background:
PhD. - Nursing
Dissertation: Nurses’ information processing related to surveillance as an intervention in the care of stroke patients
Loyola University-Chicago IL.

M.S. – Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Madison WI.

B.S. – Nursing
Winona State University- Winona MN.

Professional Certifications:
Clinical Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing (ACNS, BC) American Nurses Credentialing Center, 2000-2015
Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN), American Board of Neuroscience Nursing, 1995-2015
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN), The Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board, 1987-2012

Research Interests:
My primary research interest is in the area of decision making with particular interest in nurses’ decision making. Qualitative research methods are another area of interest and expertise. Areas of active research include: nurse decision making about influenza vaccination and other health promotion activities; decision making regarding transitions in care (discharge planning, discharge planning in ICU, transition from hospital to hospice); functional status and exercise (exercise in lung cancer; declination of nursing or physical therapy despite declining functional status); and end of life care (factors in making recommendation for withdrawal of care).

Clinical Experience:
Nursing Education Specialist and Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic, Department of Nursing
Rochester, MN

Nurse Educator
Medical-Surgical Division II
Moses Cone Health System
Greensboro, NC

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Neuroscience Unit
Moses Cone Health System
Greensboro, NC

Staff Nurse
Rehabilitation Unit
Wausau Hospital Center
Wausau, WI

Staff Nurse
Neuro-Rehab Unit, Wausau Hospital Center
Wausau, WI

Teaching Experience:
University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Practicum, Nurse as Professional, Nursing Interventions: Lab I, Nursing Interventions: Lab II, Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults I, Nursing Care of Adults and Older Adults II, Clinical Immersion, Science of Nursing Intervention, Evidence Based Nursing, Foundations of Professional Nursing, Nursing Care of Adults

Winona State University, Masters Program in Nursing, Rochester, MN
Nursing Care of Patients with Acute and Chronic Illness, CNS Role Clinical, Care of Patients with Acute and Chronic Illnesses- Clinical, Nursing Care of Patients with Acute and Chronic Illness.

Selected Publications:

Journals

Rhudy, L.M. , Androwich, I.M. (in press). Surveillance as an Intervention in the Care of Stroke Patients. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Holland, D.E., Rhudy, L.M., Vanderboom, C. E., Bowles, K.M. (2012) The feasibility of discharge planning in the Intensive Care Unit: A pilot study. American Journal of Critical Care, 2012 Jul; 21 (4): e94-e101

Cheville, A.L., Dose, A.M., Basford, J.R., Rhudy, L.M. (2012). Insights into the Reluctance of Patients with Late Stage Cancer to Adopt Exercise as a Means to Reduce Their Symptoms and Improve Their Function. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Dose, A.M., Rhudy, L.M., Holland, D.E., Olson, M.E. (2011). The Experience of Transition from Hospital to Home Hospice: Unexpected Disruption. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 13(6), 394-402.

Rhudy, L.M., Tucker, S.J., Ofstead, C.L., Poland, G.A. (2010). Personal choice or evidence based nursing intervention: Nurses’ decision-making about influenza vaccination, Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, 7(2), 111-120.

Rhudy, L.M., Holland, D.E., Bowles, K.H. (2010). Illuminating Hospital Discharge Planning: Staff Nurse Decision Making. Applied Nursing Research. 23(4):198-206 doi:10.1016/j.apnr.2008.12.003

Tucker S. J., & Rhudy L. M. (2003). Clinical nurse specialist preparation for prescriptive authority. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 17, 194-199.

Forsyth D. M., Rhudy L. M., & Johnson L. M. (2002). The consultation role of a nurse educator. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing: 33(5), 197-202.
Commentary/Abstracts/Letters/Presentations:

Weymiller, AJ, Holland DH, Rhudy L.M., Dose AM, Smith S. An 86-year-old woman with cardiac cachexia contemplating the end of her life: review of hospice care [readers response]. (2010) JAMA. 303(4):349-56. http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/eletters/303/4/349#563

Book Chapters

Rhudy, L.M. (in press). Unilateral Neglect. In E. Ackley & G. Ladwig (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence Based Guide for Planning Care (10th edition). Mosby

Rhudy, L.M. (2011). Unilateral Neglect. In E. Ackley & G. Ladwig (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence Based Guide for Planning Care (9th edition). Mosby

Rhudy, L.M. (2008). Unilateral Neglect. In E. Ackley & G. Ladwig (Eds.), Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence Based Guide for Planning Care (8th edition). Mosby

Tucker, S. Olson, M., & Rhudy, L. M. (2008). Finding and evaluating research in practice. In E. Ackley, G. Ladwig, B. A. Swan, & S. Tucker (Eds.), Evidence based nursing: A clinical guide. Mosby.

Rhudy, L. M. (2008). Unilateral neglect. In E. Ackley, G. Ladwig, B. A. Swan, & S. Tucker (Eds.), Evidence based nursing: A clinical guide. Mosby.

Rhudy, L. M. (1997). Closed head injury clinical pathways. In A. P. Sherer (Ed.), Designing clinical pathways. American Association of Critical Care Nurses: Alisa Viejo, CA.

Grants and Awards:
2009 Health Information Technology Scholar (HITS)
National League for Nursing, Kansas University and Indiana University
2002-2005 King Hussein Nursing Research Scholarship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Other Professional Activities:
Member, Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Trustee, American Board of Neuroscience Nurses (2012-2015)

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