Wanda J. Larson, PhD, MEd, RN, CEN

Wanda J. Larson, PhD, MEd, RN, CEN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator of MEPN Program
520-626-4637
Nursing
Room Number: 
239

Research and Clinical:

Research and Clinical Interest: 
Best Practices for Prehospital and Emergency Patient Care
Clinical Expertise: 

Prehospital and initial Acute-Care Nursing.
Care of Trauma, Pediatric, Cardiovascular, Behavioral Emergencies

All Funding: 
Funding Source
1992-1993
EMS Provider Education Grant: Submitted through Arizona Department of Health Services. Funded $75,000. to develop a paramedic program to meet the rural/distant learning needs of southeastern Arizona communities (primarily Greenlee & Cochise County-- Bisbe
Arizona Department of Health Services
Project Director
1986-1989
EMS Provider Grant: Submitted through Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of EMS. Funded for three $6,000 projects and one $12,000. project to develop EMS Systems Hospital Concepts and rural EMS service projects within Southeastern Arizona.
Arizona Department of Health Services
Project Director
Publications: 
2015

Larson, W. (2015). Mobility and sensation. (Online Education Module Content Author). Course in Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (CATN). Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). [in Release Process].

2013

DeLuca, L., Stoneking, L.R., Grall, K., Cox, L, Vira, A., Rosel, J., Munzer, B., Gonzaga, J., Larson, W.J., Westergard, A., Denninghoff, K.R. (2013). Incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients intubated in the emergency department. 26th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. (Abstract: A-570-0010-01277).

DeLuca, L., Stoneking, L.R., Grall, K., Vira, A., Rosel, J., Gonzaga, J., Larson, W.J., Westergard, A., Munzer, B., Cox, L, Denninghoff, K.R. (2013). Assessing feasibility and compliance with ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle in an academic emergency department. 26th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.

Tidwell-Scheuring, S., Larson, W., Scheuring, J., Harlan, T. (2013). Clinical decision support in medicine: A survey of current state of the art implementations, best practices, and gaps. A. Agah. (Ed.). Medical Applications of Artificial Intelligence. New York, NY: CRC Press.

2012

Grall, K., DeLuca, Peraza, K., Larson, W.J., Westergard, A., Gonzaga, M.J., Stoneking, L., Rosell J., Sakles, J., Denninghoff, K. (2012). Ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention education in the emergency department. Scholar Quest Poster presented at the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

Larson, W.J., Gonzaga, M.J., Westergard, A., DeLuca, L.A. (2012). Heads-up to prevent VAP. clinical poster (educational media) & medical team-focused evidence-based implementation project.

Larson, W.J., Gonzaga, M.J., Rowe, D. (2012). ED staff proficiency bundle: the emergency department template for success. clinical poster presentation UAMC Patient Care Quality Showcase, presented October 2012.

Dowdall, C., Gilke, J., Larson, W. Arend-Hicks, R. (2012). Elite firefighter/first responder mindsets and outcome coping efficacy, International Journal of Emergency Mental Health 14(4):269-81.

2011

Larson, W.J. (2011). Team member characteristics contributing to high reliability of emergency response teams managing critical incidents. (Doctoral Dissertation) University of Arizona. (Retrieved from http://www.nursing.arizona.edu/Library/Larson_Wanda_Dissertation(1).pdf)

2000

Larson, W. (2000). Practice Cases for Multi-Casualty START Triage (Interactive CD), University of Arizona.

1999

Larson, W. (1999). Red Flags in Pediatric Emergencies + Media: Red Flags in Pediatric Emergencies (Interactive CD), University of Arizona.

1995

Larson, W. (1995). Administering blood and blood components. Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses Textbook, ATCN Committee. (ATCN student manual through 2000. The 2002 manual revision changed content).

Honors and Awards: 
2005
Tucson Fab 50 Nurse (Tucson Nurses Week Foundation)
2003
Mary Holchek Scholarship Award
1998
EMS Instructor of the Year, Santa Cruz County
1973
Regents Scholar
1978
Sigma ThetaTau Induction Nursing Honors Society
Education: 
Institution/LocationDegreeAttendedField of Study
University of Arizona
PhD
2011
Heathcare Systems Research
University of Phoenix
M.Ed
2000
Adult and Continuing Education
University of Arizona
BA -Honors
1979
Psychology
Univerisity of Arizona
BSN
1978
Nursing
Pima Community College
EMT
1975
Emergency Medical Technology