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Kari R. Lane, PhD, RN, MOT

Assistant Professor

Kari R. Lane

E-mail: laneka@missouri.edu
Phone: 573-882-0285
Fax: 573-884-4544

S417A Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing specialty

Adult acute care nursing, Gerontological nursing

Interest area(s)

Hearing health care, Improved communication, Supporting ADA rights, Health policy changes for hearing impaired

Education

  • Diploma in nursing, Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, Des Moines, Iowa
  • BSN, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • MSN, emphasis in Adult Education, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Master Online Teacher post master’s certificate, University of Illinois, Illinois Online Network
  • PhD in Aging, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Area of doctoral study

Intervention development related to individuals with hearing impairment who are not currently wearing their hearing aids

Teaching responsibilities

Nursing 7120: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology

Nursing 4380: Health Assessment and Pathophysiology

Bio/professional experience

Dr. Lane’s professional nursing career has spanned 20 years. Her early practice was cardiac telemetry and critical care, with mid-management experience. Early in her career she sought teaching positions, as she enjoyed working with students and empowering them to grow and learn. Mid-career, Dr. Lane taught at a diploma program (4 years), an associate degree program (3 years) and a baccalaureate online program (7 years). During this time she also worked in a critical access emergency room as charge nurse and oriented all new nurses to the ER. Dr. Lane says online teaching has been a challenge, and she enjoys seeking the types of technology that assist in supporting educational mechanisms for multiple learning styles. Personal work experience and family experiences with hearing loss have inspired her to assist those with hearing loss in achieving improved communication experiences.

Her current research focus deals with hearing loss and its many comorbidities. She focuses on technology, including hearing aids and cochlear implants in all age ranges, but with a strong gerontological focus. Improving communication and working with those with disabilities are important features of her research.

Selected grants and awards

  • Pilot Testing of HEAR: Hearing Aid Reintroduction Intervention, John A. Hartford National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Research
  • Frequency Modulation System Use in Older Persons with Hearing Loss, University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, READ Grant
  • Evaluation of Senior Care Services for Elders with Dr. Marilyn Rantz
  • Understanding the experiences related to hearing aid acquisition and adjustment: A secondary analysis.
  • Hearing aid adjustment intervention development and validation.
  • Dissertation: An intervention to assist older persons in adjusting to hearing aids.

Selected publications

  • Fine, P., K. Herr, M. Titler, S. Sanders, J. Cavanaugh, J. Swegle, C. Forcucci, X. Tang, K. Lane, & J. Reyes. (2010). The Cancer Pain Practice Index (CPPI): A Measure of evidence-based practice adherence for cancer pain management in older adults in hospice care. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 39(5), 191-802.
  • Lane, K. (2011). Getting to the bottom of agitation in elderly patients. American Nurse Today, 6(3), 37.
  • *Rantz, M., Popejoy, L.L., Galambos, C., Phillips, L.J., Lane, K.R., Marek, K.D., Hicks, L., Musterman, K., Back, J., & Miller, S. (2014). The continued success of RN care coordination in a state evaluation of aging in place in senior housing. Nursing Outlook. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2014.02.005
  • *Lane, K., & M.K. Clark. (2012). Working with hearing impaired clients: techniques to optimize communication. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 11(3), 26-30. DOI: 10.5055/ajrt.2012.0024
  • *Lane, K.R. (in press). Putting hearing aids back to work. Clinical Nursing Research.
  • *Lane, K.R., Rantz, M., Bien, A. (accepted with revisions). Are older persons living in intermediate care settings willing to accept and use amplifiers to better understand speech? A preliminary study. International Journal of Older People in Nursing.
  • Lane, K.R., Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Galambos, C. (accepted with revisions). Embedded technology: early illness warning system and care coordination potential use with those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Technology and Disability.
  • Lane, K. (2013). People of a certain age. [Editorial]. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(1), 3-5. doi: 10.1177/0193945912460189
  • Lane, K.R. & Conn, V.S. (2013). To hear or not to hear. [Editorial]. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(2), 79-80. doi:10.3928/19404921-20130311-01

Refereed presenations

  • Poster presentation. Lane, K. & M. Wallhagen. (2009, Nov. 18). Challenges of first time hearing aid users. Gerontological Society of America 62nd Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Ga.
  • Poster presentation.Lane, K. & M. Wallhagen. (2010, March 18). Discussion of a hearing aid adaptation intervention for elders. NCOA-ASA Aging in America Conference. Chicago, Ill.
  • Poster presentation. Lane, K.& M. Wallhagen. (2010, April 9-12). The experiences of elders wearing hearing aids for the first time. Midwest Nursing Research Society 24th  Annual Research Conference: Bench to Bedside. Kansas City, Kan.
  • Poster presentation. Herr, K., Fine, P., Titler, Marita, Sanders, S., Swegle, J., Cavanaugh, J., Forcucci, C., Tang, X., Lane, K., & Reyes, J. (2010, Feb. 3-6).The Cancer Pain Practice Index (CPPI): A measure of evidence-based practice for cancer pain management in older adults in hospice.  American Academy of Pain Management 26th Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. 
  • Poster discussion. Lane, K., Mobily, P., Specht, J., Bossen, A., Stolder, M., Russell, J. Reed, D. (2011). Implementing evidence-based practice protocols in long term care: An exemplar case study. Midwest Nursing Research Society 25th Annual Research Conference: Optimizing Environments for Health. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Symposium presentation. Lane, K. (2011). Content analysis of a hearing aid intervention for older persons. Symposia: Disabilities Across the Lifespan. Midwest Nursing Research Society 25th Annual Research Conference: Optimizing Environments for Health. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Poster. Bossen, A., Stolder, M.E., Specht, J., Mobily, P., Lane, K., Russell, J., Reed, D. (2011). Facility characteristics of high and low adopters of evidence based practice protocols among nursing homes receiving MTRAIN intervention. Midwest Nursing Research Society 25th  Annual Research Conference: Optimizing Environments for Health. Columbus, Ohio.
  • Paper. Specht, J., Bossen, A., Stolder, M., Lane, K., Russell, J. & Reed, D. (2011). Translation of research evidence to nursing home care practices: Research findings. The Gerontological Society of American 64th Annual Meeting: Boston, Mass.
  • Paper. Bossen, A., Stolder, M.E., Lane, K., Specht, J., Mobily, P., Russell, J., & Reed, D. (2011). Perceived leadership effectiveness in nursing homes. The Gerontological Society of American 64th Annual Meeting: Boston, Mass.
  • Paper. Specht, J., Bossen, A., Stolder, M., Lane, K., Russell, J. & Reed, D. (2011). Issues of treatment fidelity in a large, multisite clinical trial: The MTRAIN study. The Gerontological Society of American 64th Annual Meeting: Boston, Mass.
  • Paper. Lane, K., Bossen, A., Stolder, M., Mobily, P., Specht, J., Russell, J. Reed, D. (2011). Case study examination of successful implementation of evidence based practice guidelines in long term care. The Gerontological Society of American 64th Annual Meeting: Boston, Mass.
  • Paper. Stolder, M.E., Bossen, A., Lane, K., Specht, J., Mobily, P., Russell, J., & Reed, D. (2011). Urinary incontinence (UI) in nursing homes: Improving resident outcomes and staff use of EBPs. The Gerontological Society of American 64th Annual Meeting: Boston, MA.
  • Paper. Bossen, A., Lane, K., Stolder, M.E., Specht, J., Mobily, P., Russell, J., & Reed, D. (2011). Relation of turnover and stay rates to EBP adoption: Results from the Multilevel Translantion Research Application in Nursing homes (MTRAIN) intervention study. The Gerontological Society of American 64th Annual Meeting: Boston, Mass.
  • *Lane, K.R. (Accepted for 2015). Healthcare Providers Perspectives on Caring for Persons with Late-Adult-Onset Hearing Loss. GSA 68th Annual Scientific Conference, November 18-22, 2015, Orlando, FL. Poster Presentation.
  • *Lane, K.R. (Accepted for 2015). Improving Policies for Hearing Loss in Long Term Care Environments. GSA 68th Annual Scientific Conference, November 18-22, 2015, Orlando, FL. Oral Presentation.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2015). Hearing Healthcare Provided by Residential Care Facilities in the State of Missouri, 2013. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, April 16-19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Poster Discussion.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2015). Improving Hearing Aid Adjustment in Older Persons. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, April 16-19, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Oral Presentation.
  • Lane, K.R. (2014). Hearing Loss and Technology Understanding Verbal Directions. Activity Director’s Annual Conference, Columbia, MO
  • *Lane, K.R. (2014). Difficulty Understanding the Spoken Word. HEAL: Hearing Across the Lifespan Annual Conference. Lake Como, Italy. Invited Oral Presentation.
  • *Stolder, M.E., Specht, J.K., Mobily, P., Bossen, A., Lane, K.R., Russell, J-E. Reed, D. (2014). Fidelity to a theory model in a multisite long term care clinical trial. Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Viterbo University.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2013). Use of Frequency Modulation (FM) Systems to Enhance Communication in Older Persons. Research Seminar on Aging. Columbia, MO.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2013). Use of Frequency Modulation (FM) Systems to Enhance Communication in Older Persons. Caring for the Frail Elderly the 21ST Annual Meeting Missouri Association of Long-Term Care Physicians. Columbia, MO. Poster.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2013). Interdisciplinary approaches to hearing loss and hearing healthcare in long term care settings. Caring for the Frail Elderly the 21ST Annual Meeting Missouri Association of Long-Term Care Physicians. Columbia, MO. Invited Speaker.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2012). Fidelity issues in piloting an intervention related to hearing aid adjustment. GSA 65th Annual Scientific Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • *Lane, K.R. (2012). An intervention to assist older persons to adjust to hearing aids. 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Council for the Advancement of Nursing (CANs). Washington, D.C. Poster.

Presentations and lectures

  • Lane, K. (2004). Understanding diabetes mellitus. South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, online CEU program.
  • Lane, K. (2004). Tuberculosis in the 21st Century. South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, online CEU program
  • Lane, K. (2005). Nursing care of adult clients with HIV. South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, online CEU program.
  • Lane, K. (2005). Nursing care of pediatric clients with HIV. South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, online CEU program.
  • Schooley, D., G. Damgaard, R., Boysen, L., Tschetter, V., Winterboer, K., Lane, A., Gehrke, G., Craig, L. Kropenske. (2007). Independent study refresher course for Licensed Practical Nurses. South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, online CEU program.
  • Schooley, D., G. Damgaard, R., Boysen, L., Tschetter, V., Winterboer, K., Lane, A., G., Craig, L. Kropenske. (2007). Independent study refresher course for Registered Nurses. South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, online CEU program.
  • Lane, K. (2009, Summer). CCDI refresher course. Presented at Community Care Nursing Home in Kalona, Iowa.
  • Lane, K. (Fall 2010). Hearing aid interventions and care. Webinar presented for Iowa Coalition of Health. 

Honors and awards

  • Nominated for Institute of Medicine ad hoc study on Affordable Hearing Healthcare for Adults
  • Nominated for MUSSON Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
  • John A. Hartford NHCGNE Claire M. Fagin Fellow
  • Faculty Development Collaborative Program in Geriatrics Scholar
  • MU Doctoral Faculty Status
  • MNRS Gerontological Nursing Research Section Dissertation Award
  • MU Graduate Faculty Status
  • John A. Hartford BAGNC Scholar
  • Induction in Sigma Theta Tau Chapter - Gamma
  • Etta Rasmussen Professional Development Award
  • Induction in Sigma Theta Tau Chapter - Zeta Chi
  • Morris Gerontology Research Award
  • Drake Honor Society, Charter Member

Memberships

  • American Nurses Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • American Society on Aging
  • Generations Area Agency on Aging
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • American Association for Hearing Impaired People
  • American Society on Aging
  • National Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence
  • Hartford Gerontological Nursing Leaders