Adult Critical Care and Intermediate Care
Hospital Affiliation: UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
Professional Governance: Evidence Based Practice Council - Lead Mentor

Abstracts/ Presentations

Maintaining Safe Patient Care During a Pandemic Through an Established Special Pathogen Program. National Teaching Institute for American Association of Critical Care Conference. Houston, Tx. 2022. (Podium)

Beyond the ICU: Improving Communication Utilizing IMPACT-ICU Strategies. National Teaching Institute for American Association of Critical Care Conference. 2021 (Podium)

SOS-Stomp out Sepsis! National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2019 Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. 2019 (Podium)

Identifying Prompt Palliative Care “Triggers” in the Broad Spectrum Critical Care Setting. National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists 2018 Annual Conference. Austin , TX. 2018 (Podium)


Mamais, F., Jasdhaul, M., Gawlinski, A., Lawanson-Nichols, M., Kao, Y., Branom, R., & Ansryan, L. Z. (n.d.). The Agile Clinical Nurse Specialist: Navigating the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 36(4), 190–195.


2021 Drivers of Change Award - Clinical Nurse Specialist Team, UCLA Health, CENTER


  • 2021- Santa Monica Critical Care & Intermediate Care- inter-professional collaborating to reduce device related pressure injury for nasal cannula and high flow nasal cannula- to date no further injury from these specific devices
  • 2019-2020- Santa Monica Critical Care- Zero CLABSI for over one year
  • The CNS mentored nurse champions at Santa Monica UCLA were instrumental in educating their colleagues in instituting a new sepsis screening tool. Champions presented fall out cases at the monthly meeting. Took part in unit staff meeting and rounds to encourage peer to peer education
  • With the assistance of the unit champions & Sepsis RNs, mortality from Severe Sepsis was reduced to 9% in 2017. Septic Shock mortality decreased from 47% to 16% in the same year