Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Kirstin McLaughlin, RN BScN (Hons.) MPH

Name: Kirstin McLaughlin, RN BScN (Hons.) MPH
Position: Lecturer (Tenure-Track)
Phone: (250) 377-6038
Email: kmclaughlin@tru.ca

Interests

NURSING AND HEALTH CARE
*Health Equity
*Social Policy
*Harm Reduction
*Mental Health and Substance Use
*People Who Use Drugs
*Culturally Safe Nursing Practice
*Intersectionality
*Feminist and Critical Perspectives

NURSING PRACTICE EXPERTISE
*Mental Health and Substance Use
*Emergency
*Critical Care

Research Interests

*Emergency Department Take Home Naloxone
*Culturally Safe Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients

Education

2015 Master of Public Health, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC

2009 Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honors (with First Class Honors), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Publications

PUBLICATIONS/REPORTS
Bridgman, J., Gauthier, T., McLaughlin, K., et al. (April 2016/2015). BC Centre for Disease Control Non-Certified Practice Decision Support Tool: Dispensing Naloxone. Dispensing Naloxone Kits to Clients at Risk of Opioid Overdose. Vancouver, BC: BCCDC.

Toward the Heart.com. A Project of the Provincial Harm Reduction Program. (August 2015). BC Take Home Naloxone: Implementing the Program in an Emergency Department Setting. Vancouver, BC: Toward the Heart.com. A Project of the Provincial Harm Reduction Program. http://towardtheheart.com/naloxone/health-professionals/

Bridgman, J., Gauthier, T., McLaughlin, K., et al. (April 2015). BC Centre for Disease Control Non-Certified Practice Decision Support Tool: Dispensing Naloxone. Dispensing Naloxone Kits to Clients at Risk of Opioid Overdose: Nursing Competencies. Vancouver, BC: BCCDC.

McLaughlin, K. (March 2015). Emergency Department Take Home Naloxone Pilot Evaluation Proposal. Unpublished manuscript, School of Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (n.d.). Emergency Department Take Home Naloxone Training. [PowerPoint slides]. http://towardtheheart.com/assets/naloxone/emergency-department-training-powerpoint-20151208pdf_208.pdf

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
McLaughlin, K. (Upcoming, September 2017). Fentanyl What?! Emergency Nurses of BC Systems
Check Conference, Kamloops, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (Upcoming, September 2017). Towards Culturally Safe Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients. Emergency Nurses of BC Systems Check Conference, Kamloops, BC. (Breakout Session Facilitator). (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

McLaughlin, K., Amlani, A., Mitchell, I., & Buxton, J. (June 2015). Take Home Naloxone Dispensation in the Emergency Department Setting. 13th Alberta Harm Reduction Conference, Edmonton, AB.

McLaughlin, K., Amlani, A., Mitchell, I., & Buxton, J. (November 2015). Take Home Naloxone Dispensation in the Emergency Department Setting. (Poster Presentation). Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction, Issues of Substance 2015, Montreal, QC.

NON-REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
McLaughlin, K. (June 2017). Towards Culturally Safe Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients. Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing, Journeys in Nursing Scholarship Conference, Sun Peaks, BC. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

McLaughlin, K. (April 2015). Take Home Naloxone from the Emergency Department: a Pilot Evaluation Proposal. University of Victoria, School of Public Health and Social Policy, 2015 Culminating Conference, Victoria, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (October 2014). BC's Take Home Naloxone (THN) Program: Collaborating with Experts-Participants! Canadian Nursing Students Association Western/Prairie Regional Conference, Kamloops, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (April 2013). Carving Safe Spaces: Pride in the TNO. BCNU Leadership Conference
2013, Vancouver, BC.

HONOURS AND AWARDS
2015 Research Scholarship Travel Bursary, Interior Health
2015 Give and Grow Scholarship, Royal Inland Hospital Foundation
2008 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Government of Alberta
2008 Cristal Mar Memorial Award, University of Alberta Students Union
2008 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Government of Alberta
2008 Jean I Lee Memorial Scholarship, endowed by Robert Lippe
2006 Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Government of Alberta
2006 The Right Honourable Don Mazankowski Scholarship in Nursing, endowed by the Don Mazankowski Scholarship Fund
2006 Sharon Nield Memorial Scholarship, Canadian Nurses Foundation

Employment History

NURSING EDUCATION
2016-Present Lecturer (Tenure-Track), School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University
2015-2016 Sessional Faculty, School of Nursing, Thompson Rivers University

NURSING PRACTICE
Kamloops, BC
2015-Present Casual Registered Nurse, Interior Health Authority, Royal Inland Hospital, 1S Acute Inpatient Psychiatry

2013-Present Casual Registered Nurse, Interior Health Authority, Royal Inland Hospital, Intensive Care Unit

2011-Present Casual Registered Nurse, Interior Health Authority, Royal Inland Hospital, Emergency Department

Vancouver, BC
2010-2013 Casual Registered Nurse, Vancouver Coastal Health, InSite, OnSite, and Community Transitional Care Team

2010-2011 Registered Nurse, Fraser Health Authority, Burnaby General Hospital, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department

Edmonton, AB
2009-2010 Registered Nurse, Alberta Health Services, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Emergency Services

2008-2009 Undergraduate Nursing Employee, Capital Health, University of Alberta Hospital, Medicine Float Pool, 5D3 General Internal Medicine Unit

2007 (Summer) Community Relations/Outreach Coordinator, Pilgrims Hospice Society

2006 (Summer) Fund Development and Public Relations Assistant, Pilgrims Hospice Society

Courses Taught

BScN Courses
2016-2017
NURS 2380 Consolidated Practice Experience 2: 1S Acute Psychiatry
HLSC 2650 Health Science 4: Pathophysiology
NURS 3730 Health and Healing 5: Complex Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives
NURS 3740 Nursing Practice 5: Promoting Health and Healing: 1S Acute Psychiatry

2015-2016
NURS 2380 Consolidated Practice Experience 2: 6S Acute Medical/Surgical
NURS 2830 Health and Healing 4: Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives
NURS 2840 Nursing Practice 4: Promoting Health and Healing: 4N Acute Medical
NURS 3740 Nursing Practice 5: Promoting Health and Healing: 6S Acute Medical/Surgical

Professional Affiliations

*College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
*Mu Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
*Golden Key International Honour Society
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