RN, BN, Esp. Ed., Master Ed., Dip Com Sc., GNLI
Laura is an Argentinean nurse with qualifications in critical care and education. She is a Quality and Research Nurse at Sanatorio de Alta Complejidad Sagrado Corazn in Buenos Aires, Argentina and an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Australia.
Laura is passionate for working collaboratively in professional organizations at national and international levels. Since 2003, she is actively supporting the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN). She become and Associate member of the WFCCN and a meeting convener for Latin America in 2005-2006. While holding this position, she led the formation of Critical Care Nursing Experts Committee under the umbrella of Argentine Nurses Federation and the Latin American Federation of Intensive Care Nurses in 2006. Laura represented Argentina in the Council of WFCCN and was elected for a Core position for the period 2007-2009. Currently she supports WFCCN Core and Council in communication with Latin American critical care nurses.
Laura's interests of research and publication is related to the activities of critical care nursing organizations; intensive care nursing practice, the intensive care unit liaison nurse role in Argentina and the peripheral intravenous lines. She passionately was involved spreading the OMG PIVC study idea in Latin America. Coming from an indigenous family from the north of Argentina, her ambition is to build nursing research capacity in Latin America and to teach how to produce pragmatic science to improve care.