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Jane Leske, PhD, ACNS-BC

Jane Leske, PhD, ACNS-BC

Professor

jsl@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6234
Cunningham Hall 637

Dr. Leske has over 30 years of experience in a well-established program of research on family responses to the critical care experience including a seminal instrument, which has been translated into numerous languages.  In addition, she is the author of three national evidence-based practice guidelines on family needs and interventions, family visitation, and family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and invasive procedures in the critical care unit.  These guidelines set the standard for quality care in the critical care area and are implemented on a national basis.

Dr. Leske has published over 40 research-based articles in such journals as American Journal of Critical Care, AORN Journal, Critical Care Nurse, Journal of Post Anesthesia Nursing, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Nursing & Health Care, Heart & Lung, Clinical Issues in Critical Care Nursing, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Clinical Nursing Research, and Applied Nursing Research.

Dr. Leske has received the Outstanding Nurse Scholar Award from Sigma Theta Tau, Outstanding Senior Nurse Researcher from the Midwest Nursing Research Society, and Outstanding Nurse Researcher from the Association of Operating Room Nurses.

Dr. Leske received the Pioneering Spirit Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This award is the Association’s highest honor recognizing significant contributions that influence critical care nursing. Recipients have made far-reaching contribution that exemplify a pioneering spirit and influence the direction of critical care though out the world. Dr. Leske and Dr. Nancy Molter are recognized for this award, as a team for their pioneering contributions in bringing the importance of family needs to the forefront of critical care and developing the body of evidence to support the need for change in critical care. Dr. Leske and Dr. Molter are the authors of the Critical Care Family Needs Inventory, an instrument used throughout the world for research projects.

Education

Other National Institutes of Health, National Center for Nursing Research, University of Utah
Ph D Nursing/Counseling Specialty, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
MSN Nursing, Marquette University
BSN Nursing, Marquette University

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Achievement in Research Award
UWM College of Nursing
May 2010

Pioneering Spirit Award
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
May 2007

Contracts & Grants

  1. Effects of Family Presence During Resuscitation After Trauma
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: National Institutes of Health
    Investigator: Jane B Leske
  2. Research Consultant
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Froedtert Hospital
    Investigator: Jane B Leske
  3. A Parallel Trial of Quiet Time For Patients in Critical Care
    Awarding/Sponsoring Organization: Curt and Sue Culver Nursing Research Fund
    Investigators: Jane B Leske,  C Maidl,  A Garcia

Intellectual Contributions

  1. N. S. McAndrew,  Jane B Leske,  (2014) A balancing act: Experiences of nurses and physicians when making end-of-life decisions in intensive care units., Clinical Nursing Research
  2. Jane B Leske, (2014) Family presence during resuscitation after trauma, American Journal of Critical Care, 23(3), e19-e45
  3. C. Maidl-Putz,  N. McAndrew,  Jane B Leske,  (2014) Noise in the Intensive Care Unit: Sound levels can be harmful?, Nursing Critical Care, 9(5), 29-35
  4. K. A. Mussato,  Kathleen J Sawin,  Rachel F Schiffman,  Jane B Leske,  P. Simpson,  B. S. Marino,  (2014) The importance of self-perceptions to psychosocial adjustment in adolescents with heart disease., Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 28(3), 251-261
  5. C A Maidl,  Jane B Leske,  A E Garcia,  (2014) The influence of "quiet time" for patients in critical care., Clinical Nursing Research, 23(5), 544-559
  6. Jane B Leske,  N S McAndrew,  K J Brasel,  (2013) Experiences of families when present during resuscitation in the emergency department after trauma, Journal of Trauma Nursing, 20(2), 77-85
  7. Jane B Leske,  N S McAndrew,  C D Evans,  A E Garcia,  K J Brasel,  (2012) Challenges in conducting research after family presence during resuscitation, Journal of Trauma Nursing, 19(3), 190-194
  8. M Paulson-Conger,  Jane B Leske,  C Maidl,  A Hanson,  L Dziadulewicz,  (2011) Comparison of two pain assessment tools in nonverbal critical care patients, Pain Management Nursing, 12(4), 218-224
  9. N McAndrew,  Jane B Leske,  A Garcia,  (2011) Influence of moral distress on the professional practice environment in critical care, Journal of Trauma Nursing, 18(4), 221-230
  10. Jane B Leske, (2010) Effects of family witnessed resuscitation after trauma prior to hospitalization, American Journal of Critical Care, 19 e22
  11. Jane B Leske,  K Brasel,  (2010) Effects of witnessed resuscitation after trauma prior to hospitalization, Journal of Trauma Nursing, 17 11-18
  12. Jane B Leske, (2010) Family responses to critical care of the older adult, Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults: Best Practices (3nd ed.), 117-149
  13. M Byrne,  T Delarose,  C.A King,  Jane B Leske,  KG Sapnas,  K Schroeder,  (2007) Continued professional competence and portfolios, Journal of Trauma Nursing, 14 1-8
  14. Jane B Leske, (2007) Family needs and interventions in the acute care environment. In Molter, N.C. (Ed). (2nd Ed), In Molter, N.C. (Ed). (2nd Ed). Creating Healing Environments: Protocols for Practice, 29-40-49-51, 52-59, 62-64
  15. Jane B Leske,  M.A Pasquale,  (2007) Family presence during resuscitation in the acute care environment . In Molter, N.C. (Ed). (2nd Ed), In Molter, N.C. (Ed). (2nd Ed). Creating Healing Environments: Protocols for Practice, 40-48, 51-52, 59-61
  16. Titler,  Jane B Leske,  Jane B LeskeRedekopp,  (2007) Family visitation and partnership in the acute care environment, In Molter, N.C. (Ed). (2nd Ed). Creating Healing Environments: Protocols for Practice, 65-102
  17. Jane B Leske, (2007) Roles for the advanced practice nurse in nursing research, Perioperative Nursing Clinics, 2 37-45

Presentations

  1. A parallel trial of "quiet time" for patients in critical care
    Event: 14th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
    Presenters: C Maidl,  A Garcia,  M Deichl,  A Stelzel,  J Thimmesch,  K Zimmerman,  M Hanson,  J Tyrrell,  M Harting,  J Grey,  Jane B Leske
    2012
  2. Influence of moral distress on the professional practice environment in critical care
    Event: National Teaching Institute
    Presenters: N McAndrew,  A Garcia,  C Maidl,  Jane B Leske,  R Nanchal
    2011
  3. What happens to critical care nurses and their patients? Survival guide to the professional practice environment
    Event: National Teaching Institute
    Presenters: N McAndrew,  Jane B Leske,  A Garcia
    2011
  4. Pain assessment in nonverbal patients in critical care
    Event: National Teaching Institute, American Association of Critical-Care Nurse
    Presenters: C Maidl,  M Paulson-Conger,  A Hanson,  Jane B Leske
    May 21, 2010
  5. Effects of family witnessed resuscitation after trauma prior to hospitalization
    Event: National Teaching Institute, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    May 20, 2010
  6. Influence of moral distress on the professional practice environment during prognostic conflict in critical care
    Event: 12th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
    Presenters: N McAndrew,  C Maidl,  Jane B Leske
    May 13, 2010
  7. Pain assessment in nonverbal patients in critical care
    Event: National Association of Neuroscience Nurses
    Presenters: M Paulson-Conger,  C Maidl,  Jane B Leske
    March 23, 2010

  8. Event: Evidence-based Practice Workshop 3-part Series
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    February 2010
  9. Differentiating CQI vs. Research
    Event: 10th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
    Presenters: Jane B Leske,  Jane B LeskeSchroeter
    2008
  10. Participating in Nursing Research
    Event: Second Annual Research Day
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    2008
  11. Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Event: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Fall Conference
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    2007
  12. Ethical oversight in quality improvement? Is it necessary?
    Event: Grand Rounds
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    2007
  13. Family Presence During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    Event: Nurses Day
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    2007
  14. Standards, Guidelines, and Bundles: Implications for Evidence-Based Practice in Acute Care Nursing
    Event: Research Day
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    2007
  15. Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Event: Trauma Department Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital Fall Conference
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    2007
  16. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices with Nursing Research
    Event: 9th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference
    Presenters: Jane B Leske,  L Joosse,  T Lux
    May 2007
  17. Standards, Guidelines, and Bundles: Implications for Evidence-Based Practice in Acute Care Nursing.
    Event: Research Day
    Presenter: Jane B Leske
    March 2007

Contact

jsl@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6234
Cunningham Hall 637

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