Curriculum Vitae

Profile
Name and Credentials
Susan M. Dirkes, MSA, RN, CCRN
Positions Held
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Educator
Clinical Relationship Manager
Staff Nurse
Organizations
Clinical Resource Consultants
University of Michigan
NxStage Medical Inc.
Professional License: Registered Nurse
Michigan 4704113433
Expiration Date: 03/31/2012
Florida RN 9356666
Expiration Date : 07/31/2014
Education
Institution City Degree Year
Madonna University Livonia, MI MSA 1991
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI BSN 1976
Vasterhojdskolan Skovde, Sweden N/A 1972
Professional Experience
06/26-present
Hospital eMeasures Project Acute Kidney Injury Clinical Workgroup for Center For Medicare Services (CMS)
Panel Member
03/2009- present
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
Staff Nurse, Surgical Intensive Care; Intermediate Care
02/2013-05/2013 (seasonal)
Physician’s Regional Hospital
Naples FL
Staff Nurse ICU
12/2012-present
CR Bard Inc., New Product Development
Atlanta, GA
Consultant
2012-present
Hone Law Firm
Birmingham, MI
Expert Witness
1984- 2012
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
Staff RN/ Educational Nurse Coordinator/Clinical Nurse Specialist
Surgical ICU and Progressive Care Unit
2011 – Present
Nursing Resource Consultants
Newport, MI
President/ Consultant
2003 – 2009
NxStage Medical Inc.
Lawrence, MA
Clinical Educator/ Critical Care Relationship Manager
2000- 2003
Nephros Therapeutics, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
Clinical Manager
1998-Present
State of Michigan
Expert Witness
1993-2012
Hemofiltration Resource Consultants
Newport, MI
Clinical Marketing/Consultant/Educator
Continuous Hemofiltration Therapies
1991 – 2000
Baxter Inc.
McGraw Park, IL
Clinical Marketing and Nursing Education Manager,
Acute Hemofiltration
1983-1984
Hospitality House
Bloomington, IN
Assistant Director of Nursing
1980-1981
Cottage Hospital of Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe, MI
Nursing Education Instructor
1979 – 1980
Karnsjukhuset
Skovde, Sweden
Staff Nurse, Medical Surgical Unit

Professional Invitations

2013
Philips Education Theatre
“Acute Lung Injury and ARDS: Which is which?”
“Acute Kidney Injury: why is it so important?”
May AACN National Teaching Institute
2013
Covidien Education Theatre
“Dialysis Past, Present and Future in the ICU”
May AACN National Teaching Institute
2013
University of Michigan
Leaping Forward: Stitching Evidence Into Practice
“Where in the World is Clara Barton?”
Ann Arbor, MI
2012
“Crisis and Critical Incidents: the Value of Debriefing”
“Decompensated Heart Failure: Long Live Old Hearts!” Progressive Care Pathways;
October , Las Vegas, NV
2012
2012 Philips Education Theater
“Acute Kidney Injury”
May National Teaching Institute
2012
“Dialysis Past Present and Future” and “Acute Kidney Injury”
A Slice of NTI
April, Las Vegas, NV
2012
“Acute Kidney Injury and Treatment”
University of Michigan: “Stitching Evidence into Practice”
March , Ann Arbor MI
2011
University of Michigan
“Acute Kidney Injury: Not Acute Renal Failure”
Cardiovascular Symposium
November
2011
“Acute Kidney Injury: Not Acute Renal Failure”
National Teaching Institute
May AACN
2010
AACN Trends in Trauma
“ARDS Treatments: Myth or Science?”
“Concepts of Renal Replacement Therapy”
“Don’t be in the Dark without the Lytes”
April, Atlantic City
2009
Sutter Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
“Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapies”
October, Sacramento, CA
2009
University of Mississippi
“Dialysis Past, Present and Future”
October
2008
Trends in Trauma, AACN
“Don’t be in the Dark without the Lytes”
“Acute Kidney Injury- Not Just Acute Renal Failure”
Philadelphia, PA
2008
Key Note Speaker and Presenter: Great Nurses Symposiums
“Where in the World is Clara Barton?”- Keynote
“Acute Renal Failure and Treatment for the Critically Ill”
“The Ins and Outs of Electrolytes”
“Treatment s for ARDS: Myth or Science?”
April, July, September
2007
Quest Critical Care Conference
Ohio State University
“Prone Positioning for the ARDS Patient”
2007
AACN Trends in Trauma
“Concepts of Renal Replacement Therapy”
“Don’t be in the Dark without the Lytes”
Philadelphia PA
2006
AACN Trends in Trauma
“Don’t Be in the Dark without the Lytes!”
“Acute Renal Failure and CRRT”
Philadelphia PA
2006
AACN National Teaching Institute for Critical Care
“Don’t Be in the Dark without the Lytes!”
Anaheim CA
2005
CRRT International Conference
“NxStage system One for CRRT”
2005
National Kidney Foundation
“Acute Renal Failure and Innovations in Dialysis”
Madison WI
2002
AACN Trends 2001
“Acute Respiratory Failure and ECMO”
Philadelphia, PA
2001
AACN Trends 2001
“Innovations in Critical Care Dialysis”
“Where in the World is Clara Barton?”
Philadelphia, PA
2001
University of Rochester Critical Care Symposium
“Innovations in Critical Care Dialysis”
Rochester, NY
2000
AACN Critical Care National Teaching Institute
“Innovations in Acute Renal Failure and CRRT”
Orlando, FL
2000
Monroe County Community College of Nursing
Summer Symposium
“Acute Respiratory and Cardiac Failure”
Monroe, MI
Honors and Awards
2010
University of Michigan Nursing Role Advancement : Mastery
2009
Madison Who’s Who
2008
Manchster Who’s Who
Memberships
2011 – Present
National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
1991 – Present
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
1987 – Present
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)