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  • Karen Joost, RN, MS

  • Director of Inpatient Nursing and Respiratory Therapy

    Karen Joost, RN, MS is the director of inpatient nursing. She obtained her BSN from Rhode Island College in 2000, and earned her master's degree in nursing science from the University of Rhode Island in 2009. Joost's experience includes staff nurse, nursing supervisor, patient placement coordinator and nurse manager. Joost co-sponsors the Nursing Clinical Informatics Council.

    Joost is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, and is active in the Rhode Island State Nurses association as a PRAG reviewer. Joost had a podium presentation at the 2010 NICHE conference in Baltimore, and is currently a principal investigator for a Lifespan risk management grant. The grant is a collaboration between the department of nursing and occupational therapy. It focuses on training all nursing assistants in the organization to engage patients with acute delirium in functional activity with a goal of decreasing the episodic length of delirium.

    Joost will be presenting a poster at the 2010 ANCC National Conference titled "Can We Talk? A Model for Disseminating and Exchanging Information with Point-of Care-Staff." Joost has been awarded Quality Manager of the Month at The Miriam Hospital twice, in 2005 and again in 2007.