University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Dr. Hardin-Pierce is an Assistant professor in the college where she teaches in the graduate program. She is an acute care nurse practitioner in the Baptist Hospital System in Lexington, and also is involved in research in the adult critical care services division at UK′s Albert B. Chandler Hospital. She has written numerous textbook chapters in the area of high acuity nursing and is a co-editor of an award-winning nationally recognized critical care textbook, High Acuity Nursing (5th edition). She is active in research and evidence-based practice issues.
Improving outcomes in the mechanically ventilated adult critically ill patient population, prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia, and positional therapy as an adjunct treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome.