Events in the lives of members and friends in the AACN community

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Arthur Baue, a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and critical care pioneer who identified the post-traumatic syndrome of multiple organ failure, has died at his home in Hamden, Conn. He was vice president of St. Louis University Medical Center and professor emeritus of surgery.

Previously, he was chief of surgery and the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery at Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Among his many accomplishments, he wrote eight textbooks and more than 650 journal articles.

Nancy Blake, director, Critical Care Services, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and past AACN board member, co-wrote “Radiology Nursing Staff Use the HWE Assessment Tool to Improve the Work Environment” for the April-June AACN Advanced Critical Care.

She is the journal’s department editor for the “Creating a Healthy Workplace” column.

Leslie Crabtree-Buckner, ICU staff nurse, High Point Regional Hospital, N.C., co-wrote “Prevention of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Intensive Care Unit Patients” for the March/April Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.

Dorrie Fontaine, dean and Sadie Heath Cabaniss professor of nursing, and past AACN president, receives the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore.

“A passion for critical care nursing underlies Fontaine’s distinguished career as clinician, scholar, researcher, educator and professional leader,” the award notification says.

Vince Holly, critical care clinical nurse specialist, Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, is profiled in the March/April Clinical Nurse Specialist.

He helped develop an innovative protocol to treat delirium and leads the hospital’s team to prevent hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

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Jane Kirschling, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, is elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington, D.C.

Her clinical expertise is in mental health nursing with a focus on end-of-life care.

Evangeline Kupyak, nurse manager, Telemetry Unit, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., an AACN ambassador who has been certified as a critical care nurse for 20 years, receives the Presidential Citation Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Mount Prospect, Ill., for her contributions to the society.

Mary LaMartina, registered nurse, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, N.Y., an AACN ambassador and treasurer-elect, Western New York Chapter, Buffalo, receives one of the hospital’s two annual Medical Staff Awards in recognition of her service.

Pat Mickley, a bedside nurse who works in the intensive care/step-down unit at Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, N.C. — and an AACN member since 1973 — has been a CCRN for 19 years.

She is one of only 19 nurses in the U.S. who have been AACN certified for 35 years or more.

AnneMarie Palatnik, director of clinical learning, Virtua Health, Marlton, N.J., discussed nursing trends and employment opportunities on “Your Career Is Calling,” 107.7 WRRC-FM, Rider University.

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