AACN-GLC Critical Care Symposium 2019
Welcomes Barbara McLean
Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for 40 years. Currently, Barbara is the advancing evidence based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System; Atlanta GA. Ms. McLean is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Surgery and Trauma. She has been awarded the excellence in education award by the AACN as well as the circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2014 and the SCCM has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for critical care nursing excellence in 2013. She also received the clinical excellence award in 2014 from Grady Hospital, her home environment. In 2017, she was the first nurse ever to receive the Joesph A. Brown award from the society of Critical Care Medicine for her contributions to critical care practice. In 2018, she is one of the finalists for the Georgia Nurse of the Year as well as recognized as the most valuable player for the Grady initiative in combating severe sepsis.
Barbara is a sought after speaker and professor for many international critical care venues. Her ongoing research and clinical practice facilitate her theory and knowledge regarding acute patient care states.
As an educator, provider and practitioner, Barbara is committed to patient care and safety; critical care practice, collegial communication and evidence-based practice implementation at the bedside. Most importantly, every day of her personal and practice life are spent working towards improving care for patients and families.