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Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, Ph.D., RN, CWCN-Retired/Emeritus

Sandra Bergquist-Beringer portrait
Professor Emerita

Professional Background

  • KU faculty since 1999
  • National Wound Care Nurse Certification since 2002
Education and Training
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • MA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BSN, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois
Academic Program Affiliations
  • MS/DNP
  • Ph.D.
Current Areas of Teaching
  • NRSG 812, Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NRSG 944, Quantitative Research Application
Select Publications
  • Park, S.H., Boyle, D.K., Bergquist-Beringer, S., Staggs, V.S., & Dunton, N. (2014). Concurrent and lagged effects of unit-level registered nurse turnover and staffing on unit-acquired pressure ulcer outcomes in acute care hospitals. Health Services Research, 49(4), 1205-1225. PMID: 24476194
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S., Dong, L., He, J., & Dunton, N. (2013). Pressure ulcers and prevention among acute care hospitals in the United States. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 39(9), 404-414. PMID: 24147352
  • Choi, J., Bergquist-Beringer, S., & Staggs, V. (2013). Linking unit RN workgroup job satisfaction to pressure ulcers among older adults on acute care hospital units. Research in Nursing & Health. 36, 181-190. PMID: 23408439
  • He, J., Staggs, V., Bergquist-Beringer, S., & Dunton, N. (2013). Unit-level time trends and seasonality in the rate of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in U.S. acute care hospitals. Research in Nursing & Health. 36, 171-180. PMID: 23408376
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S., & Gajewski, B. (2011). OASIS data that predict pressure ulcer development in elder home health care patients. Advances in Skin and Wound Care. 24(9), 404-414.  PMID: 21860263
Select Presentations
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S., & Warren, J. (Dec., 2013). American Nurses Association's (ANA) Pressure Ulcer Cumulative Incidence eMeasure (ePressUlcerCI). Meeting of the NQF Measure Applications Partnership. (teleconference)
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S., Dong, L., He, J., & Dunton, N. (March, 2013). Prevention Interventions, Hospital Characteristics, and Nurse Staffing Measures Associated with Hospital-Acquired Pressure Ulcers in Adult Acute Care Units. 37th Annual MNRS Research Conference, Chicago, IL. (podium)
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S., Oberhelman, F., Gajewski, B., Dunton, N., & Davidson, J. (Feb, 2011). NDNQI Update. NPUAP 12th Biennial Conference: Emerging Health Care Issues. Las Vegas, NV. (plenary)
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S., Gajewski, B., Dunton, N., & Klaus, S. (Sept., 2010). The Reliability of the NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Indicator. State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research Symposium. (podium)
  • Bergquist-Beringer, S. & Gajewski, B. (April, 2010). OASIS Data that Predict Pressure Ulcer Risk in Elder Home Health Care Patients. 34th Annual MNRS Research Conference, Kansas City, KS. (podium)
  • 2015, Role: Co-PI.  The Relationship between Nursing Specialty Certification and Surgical Site Infection Rates in Acute Care Hospitals. (Competency and Credentialing Institute)
  • 2005-2014, Role: Pressure Ulcer Consultant and Research Investigator.  National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators. (American Nurses Association/Press Ganey, Inc.)
  • 2007-2010, Role: Principal Investigator. A Computerized Decision Support System (CDSS) to Translate Pressure Ulcer Prediction and Prevention to Home Health Care. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Awards & Honors
  • 2014, Daisy Teaching Award
  • 2012, Roberta S. Abruzzese Publishing Award
  • 2011, William T. Kemper Teaching Fellowship Award
  • 2009, Faculty Research Investigator Award

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