Clinical Nurse Specialist
Northwestern Medicine - Central DuPage Hospital
Board certified clinical nurse specialist and acute care nurse practitioner, receiving master’s degree from Rush University. 18 years of critical care experience, including time as an ICU staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, CV surgery APN, and currently as a critical care clinical nurse specialist at Northwestern Medicine – Central DuPage Hospital, a unit with an AACN Beacon Award for Excellence – Gold designation. Winner of the AACN’s educational advancement scholarship in both 2004 and 2005, published in journals such as Critical Care Nurse, the Journal of Radiology Nursing, Nursing 2011 – Critical Care, Critical Care Connections, Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Critical Care Medicine, Annals of the Academy of Medicine – Singapore, and is a contributing author for a number of critical care nursing certification textbooks. Alex’s work on stroke volume optimization was featured in the November 2010 issue of Advance for Nurses and in the February 2015 cover issue of Critical Care Nurse. His sepsis program implementation work, which has been replicated in multiple organizations, has resulted in dramatic improvements in bundle compliance with greater than 50% reductions in mortality, conservatively. Alex is also a national speaker and an annual speaker at the AACN’s National Teaching Institute, speaking about topics such as stroke volume optimization, drip titration, the CNS role, and sepsis.