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Jill Guttormson, Ph.D., RN

Jill Guttormson
Jill Guttormson, Ph.D., RNMarquette University

Clark Hall, 357

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3819

Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Associate Professor

Highest Degree and Institution

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

NURS 1001:  Nursing in the Jesuit Tradition

NURS 2100:  Pathophysiology I

NURS 2200:  Pathophysiology II

NURS 6010:  Research & Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing

NURS 6030:  Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Guttormson’s program of research generates knowledge and interventions to enhance patient centered care in the intensive care unit and improve patient outcomes after critical illness.  Specifically, her research is focused on a) improving symptom identification and management during critical illness b) interventions to support patient ability to communicate during mechanical ventilation c) understanding critical care nurses’ practice when caring for mechanically ventilated patients.

Professional Affiliations

American Thoracic Society

Midwest Nursing Research Society

Sigma Theta Tau International


Critical Care Nursing


Link to Marquette University E-Publications - Guttormson

George M, Hernandez C, Smith S, Narsavage G, Kapella MC, Carno M, Guttormson J, Disler RT, Hart DE, Chlan LL, Happ MB, Chen Z, Hetland B, Hutchinson AF, Jonsdottir H, Redeker NS, Schell-Chaple H, Fletcher M, Yorke J. (2020).  Nursing research priorities in critical care, pulmonary, and sleep: International delphi survey of nurses, patients, and caregivers. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 7, 1-10.

Tyacke, M.H., Guttormson, J.L., Garnier-Villarreal, M., Schroeter, K., Peltier W.  (2019). Advance directives and intensity of care delivered to hospitalized older adults at the end-of-life. Heart & Lung. Sep 3. (online)

Guttormson, J.L., McAndrew, N. (2019).  Editorial: Time to move: Shifting the ICU paradigm to improve outcomes for survivors of critical illness. Heart & Lung, 48, 530–531.

Guttormson, J., Chlan, L., Tracy, M.F. Hetland, B., & Mandrekar, J. (2019). Nurses' Attitudes and Self-Reported Sedation Administration Practices: A National Survey. American Journal of Critical Care. 28, 255–263.

Hetland, B., Tracy, M.F., Guttormson, J., & Chlan, L.  (2018). “Sedation is Tricky”: A qualitative content analysis of nurses’ perceptions of sedation administration in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. Australian Critical Care, 31, 153-158.

McAndrew, N.S., Leske, J., Guttormson, J., Kelber, S.T., Moore, K., & Dabrowski, S. (2016). Quiet time for mechanically ventilated patients in the medical intensive care unit. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing,35,22-27

Chlan, L. L., Tracy, M. F., Guttormson, J., Savik, K. (2015). Description of peripheral muscle strength measurement and correlates of muscle.  American Journal of Critical Care, 24. e91-98.

Guttormson, J., Lindstrom Bremer, K., Jones, R. (2015).  "Not Being Able to Talk was Horrid": A Descriptive, Correlational Study of Communication during Mechanical Ventilation. Intensive          and Critical Care Nursing, 13, 179-86.

Guttormson, J. (2014). “Releasing a lot of poisons from my mind”: Patients' delusional memories of intensive care. Heart & Lung, 43 (5), 427-431.

Chlan, L.L., Guttormson, J.L., & Savik, K. (2011).  Tailoring a treatment fidelity framework for an intensive care unit clinical trial. Nursing Research, 60, 348-53.

Guttormson, J.L., Chlan, L., Savik, K., & Weinert, C.R. (2010). Factors influencing nurse sedation practices with mechanically ventilated patients: A U.S. national survey. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 26, 44-50.

Chlan, L.L., Guttormson, J.L., Tracy, M.F., & Lindstrom Bremer, K. (2009). Strategies for overcoming site and recruitment challenges in research studies based in intensive care units. American Journal of Critical Care, 18, 410-417.


2019 (PI: McAndrew, N. Co-I: Guttormson, J., Patel, J. Bear, A., Erickson, J)  “A Transdisciplinary Approach to Improving Communication in the Intensive Care Unit” University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Collaborative Research Team Grant

2019 (PI: McAndrew, N., Patel, J. Co-I: Guttormson, J., Bear, A., Christianson, H.)  “Experiences of Family Caregivers of Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HCST) in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Internal Grant      

2016-2019 (PI: Nanchal, R;. Co-I: Guttormson, J., Cassini, T., Codner, P.) “Randomized Controlled Trial of an iPad for Patient Communication during Mechanical Ventilation” CTSI: Integrating Research into Clinical Practice 

2016-2018 (PI: Guttormson, J.) “Enhancing Nurses’ Utilization of Alternative Communication Strategies with Mechanically Ventilated Patients”  Marquette University Regular Research Grant:

2013-2014 (PI: Guttormson, J.) “Usability Testing of an iPad Communication Application for Mechanically Ventilated Patients” Sigma Theta Tau Delta Gamma Chapter At-Large Research Grant

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