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Stephen D. Krau, PhD, RN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing
steve.krau@vanderbilt.edu

 

Current Research Interests

Dr. Krau received a BSN from Incarnate Word University in San Antonio, Texas, and a MSN from St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL. His doctoral preparation was completed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His dissertation focused on the experience of patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, with an emphasis on qualitative methods, particularly existential phenomenology.

 

Dr. Krau came to Vanderbilt with numerous publications, and teaching awards including the “Circle of Excellence Award” for Teaching, from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the “Innovations” award from the Tennessee Board of Regent’s. Since joining the faculty at Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Dr. Krau has served as the coordinator of the Pharmacology and Adult Health content in the first year, prespecialty program.

 

Numerous scholarly interests include pharmacogenetics, patient education, critical care nursing, and end of life care.  He is credited for publishing the first evidence-based protocol for “Successfully Weaning the Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Patient: An Algorithm.”

 

Representative Publications

 Krau, SD.  (2013) Summer Activities: Incidents and Accidents. Critical Care Clinics of North America, 25 (2): 287-295 (Guest Editor)

Krau, SD.  (2013). Heat-Related Illness: A Hot Topic in Critical Care. Critical Care Clinics of  North America, 25 (2): 251-262.

 

Krau SD. (2013) The Impact of Heat on Morbidity and Mortality. Critical Care Clinics of  North America, 25 (2): 243-250.

 

Krau SD. (2013) Bites and Stings: Etiology and Treatment. Critical Care Clinics of  North America, 25 (2): 143-150       

 

Krau, SD. (2012), Gastrointestinal Problems. In  JG Foster & SS Prevost (Eds).  Advanced Practice Nursing of Adults in Acute Care. F.A. Davis: Philadelphia

Baird SM, Krau SD, Chez BF. (2012) Pharmacology. In AWHONN, High Risk and Critical Care Obstetrics. AWHONN in association with Lippincott: Philadelphia

 

Krau, SD. (2011). Creating educational objectives for patient education using the new Bloom’s taxonomy. Nursing Clinics of North America. 46(3), 299-312.

 

Krau, SD., Maxell CA., Thibeau S. (2011). Creating a tool to evaluate patient performance. Nursing Clinics
of North America. 46(3), 351-366.

 

Krau, SD. (2010). Diagnostic testing: The search for real evidence. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 22(1), 1-6.

 

Krau SD., McInnis LA. & Parsons L. (2010) Allergy skin testing: What nurses need to know. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 22(1), 75-82.

 

Krau SD. (2007). Making Sense of MODS (Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome). Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.

 

Recent Accepted Abstracts for Presentations

 

End-of-Life Health Care Disparity: Genetics and Pharmacology. Association of Death Education and Counseling,  June 2011, Miami, FL.

 

Cytochrome p450: What Critical Care Nurses NEED to Know. National Teaching Institute, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, May 2011, Chicago, IL

 

The Perfect Performance Evaluation Tool: The Search for the Holy Grail.  International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (SOTL), October 2010, Liverpool, England.

 

Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking: What Good is One without the Other?  International Society for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (SOTL), October 2010, Liverpool, England.

 

Memberships

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Association of Death Education and Counseling
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
International Society of Nurses in Genetics
American Society of Human Genetics