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Kerstin Prignitz Sluys

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Health Sciences

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Phone: +46 19 303102

Room: P2345

Kerstin Prignitz Sluys

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About Kerstin Prignitz Sluys

Kerstin Prignitz Sluys is a specialist nurse in intensive care and trauma care who joined Örebro University as a senior lecturer in 2019. She received her BNSc from Rush University College of Nursing and postgraduate education in Emergency & Trauma Nursing from Cook County Medical School, Chicago, USA. In Sweden she recieved her postgraduate degree in intensive care specialist nursing from Uppsala University and a doctorate from Karolinska Institutet, with a PhD dissertation in medical sciences entitled Adult and pediatric trauma: outcomes and health-related quality of life.  

Research

Kerstin Prignitz Sluys´ research focuses primarily on acute care of pediatric and adult trauma patients and outcome after injury. The research is of interest to patients and their families and its main focus is on health-related quality of life, functional status and how health care is experienced by patients and families. The research includes trauma care systems from prehospital care through acute care, intensive care and rehabilitation. 

Ongoing research is aimed at the development of instruments to investigate patients’ and family’s experiences of participation in care, the providing of information by hospital staff and support in intensive care units. Advancements in intensive care has resulted in improvements in survival rates after severe critical illnesses and injuries. Research has shown that surviving patients suffer and experience various disabilities in cognitive function, mental health and or physical function, known as the Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). Research has also shown that families can be adversely affected and can develop mental illness, known as the PICS-Family (PICS-F). The main goal of the project is to develop quality indicators that can be included in quality assurance programs in intensive care units to support the health status of patients and families during and after intensive care.

Other research areas of interest are the development of teaching-learning strategies to facilitate clinical assessment and clinical reasoning skills in nursing care.

Teaching

Kerstin is the course director and has a pedagogical project assignment in Medical science: anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, she is the course director for Theory of science and research methodology, an examiner in Health history, physical examination and clinical assessment and is a thesis supervisor for bachelor theses and one and two-year master´s theses.

Network

Network for nurses with a PhD in intensive care within the National Association for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 

Research teams

Publications

Articles in journals |  Articles, reviews/surveys |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries |  Manuscripts |  Reports | 

Articles in journals

Thermaenius, J. , Schandl, A. & Sluys, K. (2019). Development and initial validation of the Swedish Family Satisfaction Intensive Care Questionnaire (SFS-ICQ). Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, 50, 118-124.
Bruce, M. M. , Kassam-Adams, N. , Rogers, M. , Anderson, K. M. , Sluys, K. & Richmond, T. S. (2018). Trauma Providers' Knowledge, Views, and Practice of Trauma-Informed Care. Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 25 (2), 131-138.
Bruce, M. , Kassam-Adams, N. , Rogers, M. , Anderson, K. , Prignitz Sluys, K. & Richmond, T. (2017). Trauma Providers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Trauma-Informed Care. Nursing Research, 66 (2), E133-E134.
Prignitz Sluys, K. (2014). Trauma: Ett globalt folkhälsoproblem. Ventilen (1), 6-7.
Prignitz Sluys, K. (2014). Uppföljning av barn och vuxna efter trauma. Ventilen (1), 8-9.
Sluys, K. , Lange, M. , Iselius, L. & Eriksson, L. (2010). Outcomes in Pediatric Trauma Care in the Stockholm Region. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 36 (4), 308-317.
Sluys, K. , Häggmark, T. & Iselius, L. (2005). Outcome and quality of life 5 years after major trauma. Journal of Trauma, 59 (1), 223-232.
Sluys, K. , Wikström, T. , Örtenwall, P. , Ljungquist, Å. & Ekbom, B. (2002). Traumautbildningar i Sverige. Akuttjournalen: Tidsskrift for avansert akuttmedisin, 10 (4), 198-200.
Sluys, K. (1996). Traumasymposium och traumaförening. Ventilen (3), 24-25.
Sluys, K. (1995). Global Connection: World Congress on Critical Care Nursing. Ventilen (4), 11-13.
Sluys, K. (1995). Traumautbildningar. Ventilen (1), 17-19.
Sluys, K. (1993). Att vara väl förberedd. Ventilen (2), 31-36.
Sluys, K. (1993). En anhörigs upplevelser inom intensivvården. Ventilen (2), 10-15.
Sluys, K. (1991). ECMO och ECLA livräddande behandling för patienter med ARF. Ventilen (2), 32-37.
Sluys, K. (1990). Hälso- och sjukvårdssystem i USA. Upptinget (2), 15-18.

Articles, reviews/surveys

Sluys, K. (2001). Traumaregistrering: tips och råd. Akuttjournalen: Tidsskrift for avansert akuttmedisin, 9 (1), 26-34.

Chapters in books

Prignitz Sluys, K. (2019). Klinisk bedömning: Intervju och kroppsundersökning. In: Anna-Karin Edberg; Helle Wijk, Omvårdnadens Grunder: Hälsa och ohälsa (pp. 165-188). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Prignitz Sluys, K. & Bell, C. (2019). Trauma Management. In: Leanne M. Aitken; Andrea Marshall; Wendy Chaboyer, Critical Care Nursing . . Elsevier.
Bell, C. & Prignitz Sluys, K. (2015). Trauma management. In: Leanne M. Aitken; Andrea Marshall, Wendy Chaboyer, ACCCNs Critical Care Nursing (pp. 791-828). . Elsevier.
Prignitz Sluys, K. (2014). Omvårdnadsprocessen i praktiken. In: Anna-Karin Edberg; Helle Wijk, Omvårdnadens Grunder: Hälsa och ohälsa (pp. 151-173). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
Sluys, K. , Foyer, A. , Jansson, L. & Lindebert, T. (1995). Anhöriga. In: Stort trauma: vårdprogram (pp. 10.1-10.5). Uppsala: Akademiska sjukhuset.

Conference papers

Thermaenius, J. , Schandle, A. & Prignitz Sluys, K. (2019). Development and initial validation of the Swedish Family Satisfaction Intensive Care Questionnaire (SFS-ICQ) . Paper presented at 8th EfCCNa Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, February 13-16, 2019.. Ljubljana:
Bruce, M. , Kassam-Adams, N. , Rogers, M. , Anderson, K. , Prignitz Sluys, K. & Richmond, T. (2017). Trauma Providers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice of Trauma-Informed Care. Paper presented at Eastern Nursing Research Society (ENRS) 29th Annual Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, USA, April 5-7, 2017..
Prignitz Sluys, K. , Schultz, J. & Richmond, T. S. (2016). Health related quality of life and return to work after minor extremity injuries: A longitudinal study comparing upper versus lower extremity injury. Paper presented at STTI European Conference, Utrecht, Netherlands, June 6-8, 2016..
Prignitz Sluys, K. (2015). History of Nursing Research in Sweden. Paper presented at Visiting Scholar Lecture, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, USA, 2015..
Prignitz Sluys, K. (2013). Pediatric and Adult Trauma: Outcome and Health-Related Quality of Life. Paper presented at Nordisk Kongress för Intensivvårds- och Anestesisjuksköterskor (Swedish Association Nurse Anesthetists & Intensive Care Nurses´ Annual National Congress), Sweden, 21-22 november, 2013..
Sluys, K. , Lannge, M. , Eriksson, L. E. & Iselius, L. (2006). Outcome in Pediatric Trauma Care in the Stockholm Region. Paper presented at 7th European Congress of EATES, the European Association for Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Malmo, Sweden, 2006..
Sluys, K. , Häggmark, T. & Iselius, L. (2005). Long term outcome after major trauma. Paper presented at Scandinavian Trauma Symposium, Karolinska Institutet & Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005..
Sluys, K. (2005). Trauma Registries. Paper presented at National Trauma Care Symposium, Helsinki, Finland, 2005..
Sluys, K. (2005). Trauma Registries: Successes and pitfalls. Paper presented at Trauma Care 2005, Scandinavian Congress, Oslo, Norway, 2005..
Sluys, K. , Häggmark, T. & Iselius, L. (2003). Major trauma in the Stockholm Region. Paper presented at Nordic Traffic Medical Congress, Umeå, Sweden, 2003..
Sluys, K. , Häggmark, T. & Iselius, L. (2003). Outcome after major trauma. Paper presented at Annual National Surgical Science Congress, Sweden, 2003..
Sluys, K. , Häggmark, T. & Iselius, L. (2003). Outcome and quality of life 5 years after major trauma. Paper presented at Trauma Symposium, Royal College of Surgeon, London, United Kingdom, 2003..
Sluys, K. (2003). The ABCs of Trauma Care. Paper presented at Landsmöte Anestesi och Intensivvård, Århus, Denmark, 2003..
Sluys, K. (2003). Trauma Care: Patient Safety and Quality Assurance. Paper presented at National Trauma Care Symposium, Helsinki, Finland, 2003..
Sluys, K. (2002). Keynote speaker and faculty: Trauma Nursing in Scandinavia. Paper presented at 15th World Congress Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care, Stavanger, Norway, 2002..
Sluys, K. (2001). Trauma management. Paper presented at Emergency Nurses Associations Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2001..
Sluys, K. (2000). Sedation and pain management in adult medical and surgical intensive care patients : regime and outcome. Paper presented at 4th Annual Trauma Conference, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, California, USA, 2000..
Sluys, K. (2000). Values of trauma registries. Paper presented at Traume 2000, Norske Tverrfaglige Seminar om Alvorlig Skadde Pasienter, Oslo, Norway, 2000..
Sluys, K. (1998). The trauma registry at the Karolinska Hospital. Paper presented at 4th Annual Trauma Registry Conference, San Francisco, USA, 1998..
Sluys, K. (1997). Sedation and pain management in intensive care. Paper presented at World Congress of Intensive & Critical Care Medicine, International Society of Intensive & Critical Care Medicine, Ottawa, Canada, 1997..
Sluys, K. (1994). Psychological support to patients, family and staff in intensive care. Paper presented at World Congress for Intensive Care Nursing, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Toronto, Canada, 1994..

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Sluys, K. (2012). Adult and pediatric trauma: outcomes and health-related quality of life. (Doctoral dissertation). (Comprehensive summary) Stockholm: Karolinska Institutet.

Manuscripts

Reports

Sluys, K. (1994). Traumavård: Utbildningsmanual. Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala.