Ms. Vollman is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator and consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including pulmonary care, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition and management. From 1989 to 2003, she functioned in the role of clinical nurse specialist for the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Currently, her company ADVANCING NURSING LLC., is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. Ms. Vollman is a subject matter expert for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), sepsis and culture of safety for the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and the Michigan Hospital Association (MHA). In 2004, Kathleen was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine. In 2009, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses (ANA). In 2012, Ms. Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN).