Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Kirstin McLaughlin, RN BScN (Hons.) MPH

Kirstin McLaughlin, RN BScN (Hons.) MPH

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
*Campus Take Home Naloxone
*Culturally Safe Nursing 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.

INVITED LECTURES
McLaughlin, K. (April 2018). Towards Culturally Safe Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients. National Emergency Nurses Association 2018 National Conference, Kelowna, BC. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

Breuer, J., Brim, C., & McLaughlin, K. (April 2018). The Opioid Crisis: An International Perspective. Washington State Emergency Nurses Association, Emergency Nursing Without Borders 2018 Conference, Tukwila, WA. (Panelist).

McLaughlin, K. (April 2018). Towards Culturally Safe Nursing Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients in the Emergency Department. Washington State Emergency Nurses Association, Emergency Nursing Without Borders 2018 Conference, Tukwila, WA. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

McLaughlin, K. (March 2018). Towards Culturally Safe Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients. University of Northern British Columbia, NURS 455 Foundations in Emergency and Trauma Nursing: Rural Focus, Kamloops, BC. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

McLaughlin, K. (November 2017). Creating Health Promoting Relationships with LGBTQ2S+ Clients. Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing, NURS 2170: Relational Practice 2: Creating Health Promoting Relationships, Kamloops, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (October 2017). Sexuality, Social Control, and Health. Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Sociology, SOCI 2590: Deviance and Control, Kamloops, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (February 2017). LGBTQ+ Cultural Competence. Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing, Global Health Class, Kamloops, BC. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

McLaughlin, K. (January 2017). LGBTQ Cultural Competence. 1S Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Kamloops, BC. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

Haywood-Farmer, E., & McLaughlin, K. (December 2016). LGBTQ Cultural Competence. University of British Columbia Post Graduate Year Two Medical Resident Ethics Lecture, Kamloops, BC.

McLaughlin, K. (November 2016). Caring for LGBTQ Clients: Improving Cultural Competence. Thompson Rivers University, School of Nursing, NURS 2730 class, Kamloops, BC.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Corsi, C. & McLaughlin, K. (June 2018). Curbing the Tide: A Wellness Centre's Response to British Columbia's Opioid Overdose Public Health Emergency. ARUCC/CACUSS Sea Change National Conference, Charlottetown, PEI.

McLaughlin, K. (February 2018). Towards Culturally Safe Nursing Care of LGBTQ2S+ Clients. Thompson Rivers University Teaching Practices Colloquium, Kamloops, BC. (Co-author Dr. Eric Haywood-Farmer).

Van Dalen, F., McLaughlin, K., & Wickenhauser, J. (February 2018). Proliferating Pride. Fierte Canada Pride 2018 Conference and AGM, Calgary, AB. (Panelist).

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

McLaughlin, K. (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).

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
2011-2018 Registered Nurse, Interior Health Authority, Royal Inland Hospital, Emergency Department

2013-2018 Registered Nurse, Interior Health Authority, Royal Inland Hospital, Intensive Care Unit

2015-2018 Registered Nurse, Interior Health Authority, Royal Inland Hospital, 1S Acute Inpatient Psychiatry

Vancouver, BC
2010-2013 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
2017-2018
NURS 2380 Consolidated Practice Experience 2: 6S Acute Surgical
HLSC 2650 Health Science 4: Pathophysiology
NURS 4210 Nursing Practice 8: Transitioning to BScN Graduate
NURS 3730 Health and Healing 5: Complex Health Challenges/Healing Initiatives
NURS 3740 Nursing Practice 5: Promoting Health and Healing: 1S Acute Psychiatry

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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