Kim Litwack, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP

Kim Litwack, PhD, RN, FAAN, APNP
Dean and Professor
414-229-4189
litwack@uwm.eduCunningham Hall 767B
Dean and Professor

Dr. Litwack has been a tenured Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2004. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan (2000-2004), the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (1992-2000) and Rush University (1984-1992). Her nursing background has been in the areas of critical care, peri-anesthesia care and more recently, ambulatory care and pain management.

Education

Family Nurse Practitioner University of New Mexico
Ph D Educational Administration Kent State University
MSN Medical-Surgical Nursing Case Western Reserve University
Nursing Case Western Reserve University
Counseling Kent State University Kent, Ohio
BA Psychology University of Michigan

Awards & Honors

UWM Faculty Daisy Award (2015) .
UW-Milwaukee Teaching Award (2008) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
UW-Milwaukee Faculty Practice Award (2006) University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
UWM Faculty Practice Award (2006) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Nurisng.
ASPAN Outstanding Achievement Award (1999) .
Outstanding RN/BSN Faculty (1999, May) University of New Mexico.
Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing Faculty (1999, May) University of New Mexico.
Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing Faculty (1997, December) University of New Mexico.
Outstanding Perianesthesia Nurse of the year (1997) PANANM.
Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing Faculty (1997, May) University of New Mexico.
Fellow - American Academy of Nursing (1996) .
Outstanding Undergraduate Nursing Faculty (1996, May) University of New Mexico.
ASPAN President's Certificate of Appreciation (1995) .
Outstanding Teaching (1995) University of New Mexico.
ASPAN President's Certificate of Appreciation (1993) .
Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honor Society) (1989) .
Stryker Scholarship for Post Anesthesia Nursing (1989) .
YMCA Leader Luncheon (1989) .

Intellectual Contributions

Litwack, Kim. “Workaround, improvement, or innovation.” Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 33.4 (2018): 575-576.
Litwack, Kim, and Brower, A. M. “The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Flexible Option for Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion.” Academic Medicine 93.Suppl. 3 (2018): S37-S41.
Litwack, Kim. “CEMS: Community Emergency Medical Services in Wisconsin.” EMS Professionals 41.3 (2017): 16-24, 26, 28, 30.
Litwack, Kim. “The value of a mentor.” Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing 32.5 (2017): 511-512.
Litwack, Kim. “'Knowing' as the foundation of clinical competence.” Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 30.6 (2015): 576-578.
Litwack, Kim. “Pain management in military trauma.” Critical care nursing clinics of North America 27.2 (2015): 235-246.
Litwack, Kim. “Somatosensory function, pain and headache.” Essentials of pathophysiology 4th. Ed. C. Porth. Wolters Kluwer, (2015): 854-879.
Trevino, C, Harl, F, Deroon-Cassini, T, Brasel, K, and Litwack, Kim. “Predictors of chronic pain in traumatically injured hospitalized adult patients.” Journal of Trauma Nursing 21.2 (2014): 50-56.
Litwack, Kim. The future of nursing: You can't use knowledge you don't have. Guest editorial. 28.3 Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 2013: 192-193.
Siragusa, L, Litwack, Kim, and Moos, D D. “The expert and the novice: A tale of two authors.” Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing 27.3 (2012): 216-219.
Porth, C., and Litwack, Kim. “Disorders of acid-base balance.” Porth pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states 1st Canadian Ed. Ed. R. Hannon, C. Pooler, & C. Porth. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, (2010): 772-791.
Litwack, Kim. “Somatosensory function, pain, and headache.” Porth pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states 1st Canadian ed. Ed. R. Hannon, C. Pooler, & C. Porth. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, (2010): 1177-1209.
Porth, C., and Litwack, Kim. “Structure and function of the respiratory system.” Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states 8th ed. Ed. C. Porth & G. Matfin. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, (2009): 640-669.
Porth, C., and Litwack, Kim. “Acid-base alterations.” Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states 8th ed. Ed. C. Porth & G. Matfin. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, (2009): 805-825.
Litwack, Kim. “Somatosensory function, pain and headache.” Pathophysiology: Concepts of altered health states 8th ed. Ed. C. Porth & G. Matfin. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, (2009): 1225-1259.
Litwack, Kim. Clinical coach for effective perioperative care. FA Davis, 2009.
Litwack, Kim. Readers respond to 'Advanced practice nurses say 'No' to a mandatory Doctor of Nursing Practice degree'. 9.1 MedGenMed : Medscape general medicine, 2007: 17; author reply 18.
Litwack, Kim. “Adjusting postsurgical care for older adults.” Nursing 2006 36.1 (2006): 66-67.
Litwack, Kim. “Patient teaching.” Starting your practice: A survival guide for nurse practitioners.. Ed. J. Nagelkerk. Elsevier, (2006): 81-89.
Litwack, Kim. “The Endocrine System.” Core curriculum for critical care nursing. 6th ed. Ed. J. G. Alspach. Elsevier, (2006): 611-640.
Litwack, Kim. “Care of the thoracic surgical patient.” Perianesthesia nursing 4th ed. Ed. C. Drain. Saunders, (2003): 465-472.
Litwack, Kim. Practice guidelines for chronic pain management: ASA guidelines revisited. 12.2 Anesthesia Today, 2001: 12-14.
Litwack, Kim. I.V. conscious sedation. MEDCOM, 1995.
Litwack, Kim. Postoperative pulmonary complications. CME Resource, 1995.
Litwack, Kim. The elderly surgical patient. CME Resource, 1995.

Presentations

Litwack, Kim. “The role of the advanced practice nurse in perianesthesia care.” International Conference for Perianesthesia Nurses. Copenhagen, Denmark. 2015.
Litwack, Kim. “Issues of accreditation from an administrator's perspective.” National Nurse Educator Summit (ATI). San Diego, CA. 2015.
Litwack, Kim. “ESI: Triage in the ED.” Shanghai International Nursing Association. Shanghai, China. 2014.
Litwack, Kim. “Perianesthesia patient management.” American Society of Peri-Anesthesia Nurses - Annual Meeting. Chicago, Il. 2013.
Litwack, Kim. “PACU specialty topics: All day preconference workshop.” American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses National Conference. Chicago, Il. 2013.
Litwack, Kim. “Pain assessment across the life span.” International Conference for Perianesthesia Nurses. Dublin, Ireland. 2013.
Litwack, Kim. “Implantable pain therapies.” Medtronic Pain Management Course. Oconomowoc, WI. 2013.
Litwack, Kim. “Pain and palliative care.” Mount Marty College Endowed Chair Symposium. Yankton & Watertown, South Dakota. 2013.
Litwack, Kim. “Pain management in primary care.” American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2012 Clinical Conference. Toronto, Canada. 2012.
Litwack, Kim. “Pain assessment across the life span (Keynote Speaker).” Shanghai Second Medical University Critical Care Symposium. Shangai China. 2012.
Litwack, Kim. “Pain management in primary care.” Wisconsin Nurses Association State APN Conference. Madison, WI. 2011.
Litwack, Kim. “Knowledge is key: Perianesthesia care (All day workshop).” Wisconsin Perianesthesia Nursing Association State Meeting. Eau Claire, WI. 2011.
Litwack, Kim. “IV conscious sedation.” Madison Surgery Center. Madison, WI. 2008.