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Cleveland Clinic
May 13-15, 2019 | Cleveland, OH

Desiree Kirkwood

Nurse Manager, eHospital & Central Monitoring Unit
Cleveland Clinic

Desiree Kirkwood, MSN, RN, CCRN is the Nurse Manager for ICU Telemedicine and the Central Monitoring Unit. Desiree has been a nurse at the Cleveland Clinic since 2007. Her experience includes care of critically ill patients requiring advanced homonymic monitoring such as ECMO, IABP, and VADs. Desiree joined the ICU telemedicine team in 2014. She was instrumental in assuring bedside acceptance of the program, designing workflows and providing education. In 2015, Desiree became the eHospital Assistant Nurse Manager and joined the eCMU project team. She completed her master’s degree in nursing administration and accepted the position of Nurse Manager in 2018. In her role, Desiree is responsible for the day to day operations of both the Central Monitoring Unit and the ICU Telemedicine Program.



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