Barbara McLean has been in critical care practice for 40 years. Currently, Barbara is the advancing evidence based practice clinical specialist for the division of critical care at the Grady Health System; Atlanta GA. Ms. McLean is a member of many professional organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Association of Surgery and Trauma. She has been awarded the excellence in education award by the AACN as well as the circle of excellence for clinical practice in 2014 and the SCCM has presented her with the prestigious Norma J. Shoemaker Award for critical care nursing excellence in 2013 and was the first nurse to receive the Joesph and Rae Brown award for contributions to critical care in 2016.
Barbara has written 24 chapters 16 articles and is a regular reviewer for Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine and NEJM. Her webinars and podcasts regarding sepsis and other critical issues are highly touted. She is an avid abstract reviewer, professor and mentor and has made more than 3000 presentations nationally and internationally based on her hemodynamic, sepsis and disaster expertise. Her research has been focused on blood flow and oxygenation and she continues to expand her knowledge every day in her local and international clinical practice.
As an educator, provider and practitioner, Barbara is committed to patient care and safety; critical care practice, collegial communication and evidence-based practice implementation at the bedside. Most importantly, every day of her personal and practice life are spent working towards improving care for patients and families.