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Lynn Smith, MSN, RN, CCRN, CMC, CCNS

Northern Kentucky University

Lynn Smith has over 35 years experience in many different nursing arenas. Most of her career has been spent in adult intensive care units, where she has worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. In this role, Lynn developed an internship for new graduates hired into ICU, focusing on comprehensive assessments, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning, as well as professional communication. She also served as co-coordinator for the hospital's Rapid Response Team, responding to calls, conducting training sessions, and providing post-call debriefing for staff, patients and families. Lynn has worked on many different hospital protocols, including therapeutic use of hypothermia, ventilator bundles to prevent ventilator associated pneumonia, and sepsis identification and treatment. Lynn has spoken at numerous national conferences, and her published work has appeared in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, and Critical Care Examination Review.

Lynn currently teaches in the Baccalaureate nursing program at a regional university, and volunteers as a nurse on site at a local women and children's shelter. She is married and has two sons, who together have provided 5 wonderful grandchildren. Lynn enjoys travel abroad, reading, and trivia games.

Special Disclosures:

Financial: Lynn W. Smith is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity.

Nonfinancial: Lynn W. Smith has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.