Laurel Despins, PhD, RN

Lauren-Despins

Associate Teaching Professor

E-mail: despinsl@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.884.9539
Fax: 573.884.4544

S421C Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo. 65211

 

Teaching Emphasis Area(s)

Healthcare systems, Quality improvement, Patient Safety, Nursing Theory

 
Selected Grants, Honors and Awards
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing Research Award (2017)
  • Dissertation Award for the Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics Research Interest Group, Midwest Nursing Research Society (2013)
  • Dean’s Award in Health Sciences, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri (2011)
 
Selected Publications
  • Despins, L.A., Guidoboni, G., Skubic, M., Sala, L., Enayati, M., Keller, J.M., & Popescu, M. (2020). Using sensor signals in the early detection of heart failure: A case study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 46(7), 41-46. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20200605-07
  • Despins, L.A. & Wakefield, B.J. (2020). Sensemaking in diabetes type 2 self-management decisions. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(13-14), 2572-2588. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15280
  • Orique, S., Despins, L., Wakefield, B., Erdelez, S., & Vogelsmeier, A. (2019). Perception of clinical deterioration cues among medical-surgical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(11), 2627-2637. doi: 10.1111/jan.14038
  • Despins, L.A., Kim, J.H., Deroche, C., & Song, X. (2019). Factors influencing how intensive care unit nurses allocate their time. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 41(11), 1551-1575. doi:10.1177/0193945918824070
  • Despins, L.A. & Wakefield, B.J. (2018). Patient identification of health risk. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 40(7), 939-941. doi: 10.1177/0193945918763556
  • Despins, L.A. & Wakefield, B.J. (2018). The role of the electronic medical record in the intensive care unit nurse’s detection of patient deterioration: A qualitative study. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 36(6), 284 – 292. doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000431
  • Despins, L.A. (2017). Factors influencing when intensive care unit nurses go to the bedside for an alarm: A descriptive qualitative study. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 43, 101 – 107. doi: 10.1016/j.iccn.2017.04.003
  • Despins, L.A. (2016). Automated detection of sepsis using electronic medical record data: A systematic review. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 36(6), 322 – 333. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000066

 

 
Selected Peer Reviewed Presentations
  • Despins, L.A. & Wakefield, B.J. (2020). Exploring patient-provider communication in diabetes self-management, 44th Annual Research Conference, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Virtual Conference, April 1 – 4, 2020. Poster
  • Despins, L.A., Guidoboni, G., Skubic, M., Sala, L., Enayati, M., Keller, J.M., & Popescu, M. (2019). Case study exemplar of severe diastolic dysfunction using ballistocardiogram, Gerontological Society of America, 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, Strength in Age: Harnessing the Power of Networks, Austin, Tx, November 13-17, 2019. Poster
  • Mishra, A.K., Skubic, M., Despins, L.A., Popescu, M., Rantz, Keller, J., & Lane, K. (2019). Development of a functional health index for older adults using the electronic health record, IEEE-EMBS BHI 2019, IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS), Chicago, Il, May 19 – 22, 2019. Poster
  • Despins, L.A., Kim, J.H., & Song, X. (2018). The effect of nurse education, nurse experience, specialty certification, severity of illness, comorbidities, and time of day on nurses’ work activities in an intensive care unit: An exploratory study, 4th European Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Cambridge, England, June 4 – 6, 2018. Poster
  • Despins, L.A. & Wakefield, B.J. (2018). Intensive care unit nurses’ use of electronic medical record information for patient surveillance, 4th European Conference, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Cambridge, England, June 4 – 6, 2018. Poster
  • Despins, L.A. & Wakefield, B.J. (2018). Intensive care unit nurses’ use of the electronic medical record in patient deterioration detection, 42nd Annual Research Conference, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Cleveland, Oh., April 12 – 15, 2018. Poster
  • Enayati, M., Su, B.Y., Despins, L., & Skubic, M. (2017). Investigating the interaction between ballistocardiogram and cardiac age, European Medical and Biomedical Engineering Conference, Tampere, Finland, June 11-15, 2017. Paper
 
 
Clinical Practice Area

Adult Critical Care