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Kim Litwack, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP

Kim Litwack, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

litwack@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5098
Cunningham Hall 611

Dr. Litwack has been a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2004. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan (2000-2004), the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (1992-2000) and Rush University (1984-1992). Her nursing background has been in the areas of critical care, peri-anesthesia care and more recently, ambulatory care and pain management.

Education

Family Nurse Practitioner, University of New Mexico
Ph D Educational Administration, Kent State University
MSN Medical-Surgical Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Counseling, Kent State University
BA Psychology, University of Michigan

Awards & Honors

UW-Milwaukee Teaching Award
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2008

UW-Milwaukee Faculty Practice Award
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2006

Intellectual Contributions

  1. C Trevino,  F Harl,  T Deroon-Cassini,  K Brasel,  Kim Litwack,  (2014) Predictors of chronic pain in traumatically injured hospitalized adult patients., Journal of Trauma Nursing, 21(2), 50-56
  2. Kim Litwack, (2013) The future of nursing: You can't use knowledge you don't have. Guest editorial., Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 28(3), 192-193
  3. C. Porth,  Kim Litwack,  (2009) Acid-Base Alterations, In C. Porth and G. Matfin (Eds). Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 8th ed., 805-825
  4. Kim Litwack, (2009) Clinical Coach for Effective Perioperative Care., FA Davis
  5. Kim Litwack, (2009) Somatosensory Function, Pain and Headache. In C. Porth and G. Matfin (Eds). Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 8th ed, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 1225-1259
  6. C. Porth,  Kim Litwack,  (2009) Structure and Function of the Respiratory System. In C. Porth and G. Matfin (Eds). Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States, 8th ed., Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, 640-669
  7. Kim Litwack, (2006) Adjusting Postsurgical Care for Older Adults, Nursing 2006, 36(1), 66-67
  8. Kim Litwack, (2006) Patient Teaching. In J. Nagelkerk. Starting Your Practice: A Survival Guide for Nurse Practitioners., Elsevier, 81-89
  9. Kim Litwack, (2006) The Endocrine System. In J.G. Alspach (ed). Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing, 6th ed., Elsevier, 611-640

Presentations

  1. Perianesthesia Patient Management (Invited speaker)
    Event: American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses - Annual Meeting
    Presenter: Kim Litwack
    2013
  2. Pain Management in Primary Care (Invited Speaker)
    Event: American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2012 Clinical Conference
    Presenter: Kim Litwack
    2012
  3. Pain Assessment Across the Life Span (Keynote Speaker)
    Event: Shanghai Second Medical University Critical Care Symposium
    Presenter: Kim Litwack
    2012
  4. Pain Management in Primary Care (Invited Speaker)
    Event: Wisconsin Nurses Association State APN Conference
    Presenter: Kim Litwack
    2011
  5. Knowledge is Key: Perianesthesia Care (All day workshop)
    Event: Wisconsin Perianesthesia Nursing Association State Meeting
    Presenter: Kim Litwack
    2011

Contact

litwack@uwm.edu
(414) 229-5098
Cunningham Hall 611

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