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Faculty Bio
Jennifer McAdam
RN, PhD

I have been an RN since 1994, specializing in adult medical surgical and critical care nursing. I received my MS in 2003 and my PhD in 2008, both from the University of California, San Francisco. I am currently working full time at Samuel Merritt University.

Teaching Interest

End-of-life care in the ICU
Supporting families of high risk of dying ICU patients

Courses Taught

Managing Care of the Adults II, III
Care of the Critically Ill

Peer Reviewed Publications

Select Publications:

Puntillo, K. & McAdam, J. (2006). Communication Between Physicians and Nurses as a Target for Improving End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Challenges and Opportunities for Moving Forward, Critical Care Medicine, 34 (11) [Suppl.] S332-S340.

McAdam, J., Arai, S., & Puntillo, K. (2008). Unrecognized Contributions of Families in the Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Medicine, 34(6): 1097-1101.

Nelson J., Puntillo K., Penrod J., Ilaoa D., McAdam J., Pronovost P. (2008). Patients/families define ICU palliative care quality, American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine; 177:A517.

McAdam, J., & Puntillo, K. (2009). Family members of patients in the ICU: What symptoms do they experience?, American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3): 200-210.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2010). Symptom Experiences of Family Members of ICU Patients at High Risk of Dying, Critical Care Medicine, 38 (4): 1078-1085.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2011). Symptom experiences of family members of high risk of dying ICU patients three months after the ICU experience, Critical Care Medicine; 730.

Arai, S., McAdam, J., Puntillo, K. (2011). Can Active Attention Paid to Family Members of ICU Patients Decrease Family Anxiety and Stress Levels?, AJCC; 64057.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2012). Psychological symptoms of Family Members of High Risk ICU Patients, American Journal of Critical Care, 12(6): 386-393.

McAdam, JL, Nelson, JE, & Puntillo, KA. Regret. Intensive Care Medicine 2013.

McAdam JL, Puntillo KA. Open Visitation Policies and Practices in US ICUs: Can we ever get there? Critical Care 2013, 17:171.

McAdam, J. & Erikson, A. (2014). Status of Current Bereavement Services Offered in Adult Intensive Care Units, submitted to AJCC, Dec 2014. In press.

Peer Reviewed National & International Presentations

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2011). Symptom experiences of family members of high risk of dying ICU patients three months after the ICU experience, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, January 15th-19th, 2011.

McAdam, J. & Prestia, M. (2013). Build a Patient: An innovative clinical make-up assignment for nursing students, Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Jan 2-5th, 2013.

McAdam, J. & Erickson, A. (2014). Current Bereavement Services Offered in Adult Intensive Care Units, National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, CO, May 19th- 22nd, 2014.

Other Publications

McAdam, J., Arai, S. & Puntillo, K. (2010). Chapter 3, Common symptoms in ICU patients at high risk of dying: an introduction. In Rocker, G., Puntillo, K., Azoulay, A., & Nelson, J. ICU Handbook.  London: Oxford Press.

Puntillo, K., Arai, S. & McAdam, J. (2010). Chapter 3, Pain, Dyspnoea, Anxiety, Sleep Disturbances, & Thirst/Dry Mouth. In Rocker, G., Puntillo, K., Azoulay, A., & Nelson, J. ICU Handbook.  London: Oxford Press.

McAdam, J. M. & Puntillo, K. A. (2015). End-of-life care across settings: The intensive care unit. In Ferrell, B. R. & Coyle, N. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Grants & Fellowships

Recipient of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship 2005-2008
Faculty Research Award, Samuel Merritt University 2011-2013

Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Contact Info

Name
Jennifer McAdam
RN, PhD
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
ABSN Oakland
Email

Faculty Profile

Jennifer McAdam
Jennifer
McAdam
RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
ABSN Oakland
jmcadam@samuelmerritt.edu
510-869-6511

I have been an RN since 1994, specializing in adult medical surgical and critical care nursing. I received my MS in 2003 and my PhD in 2008, both from the University of California, San Francisco. I am currently working full time at Samuel Merritt University.

End-of-life care in the ICU
Supporting families of high risk of dying ICU patients

Managing Care of the Adults II, III
Care of the Critically Ill

Select Publications:

Puntillo, K. & McAdam, J. (2006). Communication Between Physicians and Nurses as a Target for Improving End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Challenges and Opportunities for Moving Forward, Critical Care Medicine, 34 (11) [Suppl.] S332-S340.

McAdam, J., Arai, S., & Puntillo, K. (2008). Unrecognized Contributions of Families in the Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Medicine, 34(6): 1097-1101.

Nelson J., Puntillo K., Penrod J., Ilaoa D., McAdam J., Pronovost P. (2008). Patients/families define ICU palliative care quality, American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine; 177:A517.

McAdam, J., & Puntillo, K. (2009). Family members of patients in the ICU: What symptoms do they experience?, American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3): 200-210.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2010). Symptom Experiences of Family Members of ICU Patients at High Risk of Dying, Critical Care Medicine, 38 (4): 1078-1085.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2011). Symptom experiences of family members of high risk of dying ICU patients three months after the ICU experience, Critical Care Medicine; 730.

Arai, S., McAdam, J., Puntillo, K. (2011). Can Active Attention Paid to Family Members of ICU Patients Decrease Family Anxiety and Stress Levels?, AJCC; 64057.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2012). Psychological symptoms of Family Members of High Risk ICU Patients, American Journal of Critical Care, 12(6): 386-393.

McAdam, JL, Nelson, JE, & Puntillo, KA. Regret. Intensive Care Medicine 2013.

McAdam JL, Puntillo KA. Open Visitation Policies and Practices in US ICUs: Can we ever get there? Critical Care 2013, 17:171.

McAdam, J. & Erikson, A. (2014). Status of Current Bereavement Services Offered in Adult Intensive Care Units, submitted to AJCC, Dec 2014. In press.

McAdam, J., Dracup, K., White, D., Fontaine, D., Puntillo, K. (2011). Symptom experiences of family members of high risk of dying ICU patients three months after the ICU experience, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, January 15th-19th, 2011.

McAdam, J. & Prestia, M. (2013). Build a Patient: An innovative clinical make-up assignment for nursing students, Elsevier Faculty Development Conference, Jan 2-5th, 2013.

McAdam, J. & Erickson, A. (2014). Current Bereavement Services Offered in Adult Intensive Care Units, National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, Denver, CO, May 19th- 22nd, 2014.

McAdam, J., Arai, S. & Puntillo, K. (2010). Chapter 3, Common symptoms in ICU patients at high risk of dying: an introduction. In Rocker, G., Puntillo, K., Azoulay, A., & Nelson, J. ICU Handbook.  London: Oxford Press.

Puntillo, K., Arai, S. & McAdam, J. (2010). Chapter 3, Pain, Dyspnoea, Anxiety, Sleep Disturbances, & Thirst/Dry Mouth. In Rocker, G., Puntillo, K., Azoulay, A., & Nelson, J. ICU Handbook.  London: Oxford Press.

McAdam, J. M. & Puntillo, K. A. (2015). End-of-life care across settings: The intensive care unit. In Ferrell, B. R. & Coyle, N. Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. 4th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Recipient of the Betty Irene Moore Fellowship 2005-2008
Faculty Research Award, Samuel Merritt University 2011-2013

American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

History

Member for
4 years 8 months