Kimberly Davis, CRNA
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Over the past twenty years of my nursing career, I have worked in many roles. Both small community and large inner city hospitals have given me an extensive variety of experiences. Throughout this time, my focus has always been to provide the highest quality care while reducing pain and improving comfort. This background in the post anesthesia care unit and critical care has provided an essential foundation on which I have built my anesthetic experience over the past ten years.
I began my nursing career at Episcopal Hospital in North Philadelphia as a nursing student and worked from 1989 through 1997 in medical-surgical, intensive care, and recovery room units. In addition to in hospital work, I pursued infusion therapy (in home care) from 1993-1995 through Home Health Corp. of America. In 1998, my interest in anesthesia care brought me to Thomas Jefferson University where I worked in the recovery room and on the pain care service for one year when I returned to school. As a student nurse anesthetist, my primary site was MCP/Hahnemann University where I worked from 1998 through 2002. I transferred to Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2002 with an interest in providing cancer patients highly specialized care to improve their quality of life. As a nurse anesthetist, I have also worked at Presbyterian Hospital and per diem at Thomas Jefferson University until 2007 when I began my doctoral work at Drexel University.
As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), I have been the Clinical Coordinator for Pennsylvania Hospital Nurse Anesthesia Program from 2003-2007.
In addition to providing anesthetic care at Fox Chase Cancer Center, I provide multiple lectures to student nurse anesthetists at University of PA in the Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division and have participated as an ACLS Educator for Airway Management.
Professional Goal/ Treatment Philosophy
The CRNA has a unique position in which there are only a few brief moments to introduce ourselves to patients and get to know and address their individual concerns. This is our opportunity to give patients reassurance that they will receive the best quality care available with skilled providers. Since Fox Chase Cancer Center is devoted entirely to treating and reducing the burden of human cancer, our anesthesia team is highly skilled in many areas including pain management and airway management.
- Provide compassionate, high quality nursing care to every patient.
- Improve comfort and reduce pain in the perioperative period.
- Promote a safe anesthetic work environment.
- Provide education and guidance to novice through expert nursing professionals toward attaining leadership and education skills.
- Through interdisciplinary collaboration continue to provide the highest quality care while cultivating Translational Research.
- Improve public awareness of health issues through education.
Drexel University, Doctoral Candidate expected graduation 2010;
MSN, Nurse Anesthesia Medical College of Pennsylvania/ Hahnemann University May 2000
BSN Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University 1995;
Diploma Nursing, Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing 1989; Community College of Philadelphia 1985-1987
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists since 1998
My research interest combines laparoscopic robotic surgery and postoperative pain and comfort. Specifically: What factors influence pain and comfort perioperatively in robotic surgery? Development of a pain management protocol may improve comfort and reduce postoperative pain thereby improving anesthetic care.