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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kari L. Rajzer-Wakeham NP
Nurse Practitioner Peds Crit Care
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Critical Care
RN, MSN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital
9000 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: 414-266-3360
Fax: 414-266-3563
Email: krajzer@mcw.edu

EDUCATION:
1995 - 1997 Prerequisite Courses, Moraine Valley Community College
1997 - 01/2000 BSN, Lewis University in Romeoville, Romeoville, IL
2003 - 2007 MSN Acute and Chronic Care, Rush University, Chicago, IL

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
03/2014 Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS), Course Director, Pediatric Critical Care, PNP, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
1995 - 2000 Patient Care Assistant, Christ Medical Center
2000 - 2008 Registered Nurse, PICU, Christ Medical Center Hope Children's Hospital
2004 - 2007 Registered Nurse, PICU, Rockford Memorial Hospital
2008 - Present Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
2018 - Present Surgical-Medical Intensive Care Unit Advanced Practice Provider Clinical Lead
2021 - Present Associate Program Director of Critical Care Advanced Practice Providers (APP)

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
2008 - Present Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care
11/2007
02/2023
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Training Center Faculty
2000
10/2023
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Training Center Faculty
2003
10/2023
Critical Care Registered Nurse Certification
01/2005
None
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
2019
11/2023
Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
2019
2023
Human Participation Protections Education for Research
04/2023
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
RN (IL)
06/2000
2008
RN (WI)
05/2008
02/29/2024
Advanced Nurse Prescriber-Wisconsin
07/2008
09/30/2024
Drug Enforcement Administration-Wisconsin
07/2008
04/30/2023
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2017 Thomas B. Rice Award for “Collaboration” , Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 “Expert Teacher” Designation Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 Expert Clinician” Designation Nominee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 “Expert Clinician” Designation Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 "Expert Clinician" Designation Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 “Expert Teacher” Designation Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 “Expert Teacher” Designation Nominee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2020 Thomas B. Rice Award for “Collaboration” , Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 Thomas B. Rice Award for “Collaboration” , Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2007 - Present Society of Critical Care Medicine (Member)
2016 - 2017 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, NAPNAP (Member)
2016 - 2017 American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) (Member)

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2018 - Present Surgical/Medical Advanced Practice Provider Clinical Lead, Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Leadership, Medical College of Wisconsin
2021 - Present Associate Program Director, Advanced Practice Provider - Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2009 - Present Member, Admission, Discharge, Transfer Task Force Committee, Pediatric section, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2011 - Present Member, Pediatric Advanced Practice Subcommittee, Society of Critical Care Medicine
2016 - Present Member, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care (CPNP- AC) Item Writer (Competitive Application)
2017 - Present Member, Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
Pediatric Resuscitation Quality Collaborative Committee (pediRES-Q), Participated in video demonstration for Rolling Refreshers
Role:
Member
Dates:
2018 - Present
  
Title:
Anoxic Brain Injury Guidelines, Neuro- Critical Care Group
Role:
Member
Dates:
2018 - Present
  
Title:
Change of EPIC order set for Acute Liver Failure Guidelines
Role:
Member
Dates:
2018 - Present
  
Title:
Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines, Neuro- Critical Care Group
Role:
Member
Dates:
2018 - Present
  
Title:
Acute Liver Failure Guidelines
Role:
Member
Dates:
2018 - Present
  
Title:
Analyzing data from; Utilization of Head CT Scans in Pediatric DKA patients.
Role:
Member
Dates:
2019 - Present
  
Title:
CPR Coach Competency Training Pilot of Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (ACPNPs), Education Intervention Project
Role:
Member
Dates:
2019 - Present
  
Title:
Post-operative liver failure guidelines
Role:
Member
Dates:
2019 - Present
  
Title:
Multidisplinary team working on cognitive work group
Role:
Member
Dates:
01/2021 - Present
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Development of best practice IVF guidelines
Dates:
2017 - 2018
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Rajzer, K., Case Presentation, Neuro-resusitation Conference, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/07/2010
Rajzer, K., Case Presentation, Pediatric Shock Conference, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/08/2010
Rajzer- Wakeham, K, Interpretation of Radiographs during nursing orientation, Nursing Orientation, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 2014 - Present
Rajzer, K, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Guideline updates, Nursing Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 05/2016
Rajzer, K, Mortality & Morbidity, Conference on a patient with Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 05/2016
Rajzer, K., Hanson, S, Liver Transplant Care, CME conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 06/2016
Rajzer, K., Hanson, S, Liver Transplant Care, CME conference, conference). Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 08/2017
Rajzer, K, Simulation for Critical Care Nurse Practitioners, CME conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 09/2017
Rajzer, K, Emergency Drug Review with Code Medications with interaction, CME Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 10/2017
Rajzer, K., Atwood, M, Brain death case and guidelines, CME conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 12/2017
Rajzer- Wakeham, K, Management of Post operative liver failure to Marquette University graduate students, Marquette University, 03/2018
Rajzer-Wakeham, K, Systemic Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury, CME conference Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 09/27/2018
Rajzer- Wakeham, K., Balakrishnan, B, Anoxic Brain Injury, Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 02/28/2019
Rajzer- Wakeham, K., Balakrishnan, B, Cerebral Edema and DKA, CME Conference Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 05/23/2019
Rajzer- Wakeham, K; Balakrishnan, B, Herniation syndromes, Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 08/22/2019
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Balakrishnan, B., Herniation syndromes (CME conference), Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, 08/22/2019
Rajzer- Wakeham, K., Hyperbaric Therapy, Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/16/2019
McDermott, K., Rajzer-Wakeham, K., Andres, J., & Rajapreyar, P., Emergent Events: CPR Coach., Lecture: Critical Care Medicine Conference Series, Medical College of Wisconsin, 02/17/2020
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Connolly, C., Meningitis (CME conference), Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, 06/2020
Rajzer-Wakeham, K., Diffuse Axonal Injury (CME conference), Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, 09/2020
Rajzer-Wakeham, K., Bedside rounds on MIS-C, (CME conference), Children's Wisconsin, 10/2020
Rajzer-Wakeham, K., & Rajapreyar, P., PALS updates and Interposed Abdominal Compression Proposed Project, Lecture: . Critical Care Medicine Conference Series, Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/2020
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Matuszak, A., Split Ventricle Syndrome (CME conference), Neuro Critical Care Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, 12/2020
Rajzer-Wakeham, K., & Schreiber, H., Care of the liver transplant patient., Lecture: Critical Care Medicine Conference Series, Medical College of Wisconsin, 01/19/2022
Rajzer-Wakeham, K., Present monthly PICU code reviews to the section of critical care, CME Conference, Children's Wisconsin
 
Regional
Rajzer, K, Case Presentation for Neuro-resusitation conference, Al’s Run Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 10/07/2010
Rajzer, K, Case Presentation for Pediatric Shock conference, Al’s Run Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, 10/08/2010
Rajzer, K, Tanem, J, Hanson, S, Acute Liver Failure in a previously healthy child associated with Influenza B infection, Pediatric Critical Care Regional Meeting, Madison, 05/2018
Rajzer, K, Roller, M, Giorgi, H, Hanson, S, Maintenance Intravenous Fluid (IVF) in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – Evidence based guideline and development, Pediatric Critical Care Regional Meeting, Madison, 05/2018
Rajzer- Wakeham, K; Balakrishnan, B, Utilization of Head CT in patients with severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis and altered mental status, Pediatric Critical Care Regional Meeting, 05/22/2019
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Wakeham, M, Hepatic Artery Thrombosis associated with ECMO abstract/poster presentation, Pediatric Critical Care Regional Meeting, 05/22/2019
 
National
Stojadinovic B, Christensen M, Felauer A, Rajzer K, Mikhailov T, Expanding PICU coverage using a PNP staffing model, NACHRI National Leadership/Administration Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 10/2010
 
International
Wakeham, Martin K.; Rajzer, Kari L.; Angst, Denise B.; Torero, Luis E.; Jaimovich, David G, Microalbuminuria levels are correlated with PELOD scores in critically ill children, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 09/2004
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Wakeham, M, Hepatic Artery Thrombosis associated with ECMO abstract/poster presentation, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS), Florida, 12/2018
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Wakeham, M, Implementation of a PICU code review process abstract/poster presentation, Joint Peadiatric Critical Care International Meeting, London, 11/2019
Rajzer-Wakeham, K; Balakrishnan, B, Oral poster presentation Utilization of head CT in Pediatric DKA patients with cerebral edema, Joint Peadiatric Critical Care International Meeting, 11/2019
McDermott, K. & Rajzer-Wakeham, K., “CPR Coach Competency Training Pilot for Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.”, Poster Presentation. International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Conference., Virtual, 06/2020
McDermott, K. & Rajzer-Wakeham, K., “CPR Coach Competency Training Pilot for Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.”, Poster Presentation. To be presented at the 12th International Pediatric Simulation Symposia and Workshops (IPSSW)., Virtual, 10/2020
7. McDermott, K., Rajzer-Wakeham, K., Andres, J., & Schindler, C., “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life: Impact of quality CPR coaching.”, Abstract. Society of Critical Care Medicine 51st Critical Care Congress., 04/2022
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 - 2014 Moderator/Coordinator, Critical Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Journal Club and Educational Series, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin
2012 - 2018 Member, PICU schedule Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - 2018 Member, Fluid Protocol Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - Present Member, Pediatric Resuscitation Quality Collaborative Committee (pediRES-Q),, Medical College of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Member, Neuro- Critical Care Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
2010 - 2018 Data Collector, Virtual Pediatric System (VPS), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2011 - Present Member, Hospital Wide Code Committee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2015 - 2017 Participated in development of Sepsis Guidelines, Boards, Clinical Unit based Sepsis Committee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Liver Transplant Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Advanced Practice Provider Associate Program Director, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Children's of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Code Review Committee, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
2016 - Present Member, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) Steering Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care, Children's of Wisconsin
2018 - Present Member, Solid Organ Transplant Committee, Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Continuing Medical Education
10/16/2020 McDermott, K. & Rajzer-Wakeham, K. Invited Lecturer: “CPR Evidence, Physiology, & qCPR Coach.” Midwest Senior Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow Boot Camp Didactic Series
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Continuing Medical Education
06/2011 - Present Pediatric Advanced Life Support Regional Center Faculty, Instructor
2014 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Preceptor - Orientation
11/08/2019 - 11/10/2019 Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Lead Faculty/Instructor: Midwest Sadie Abell Senior Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow Boot Camp
07/09/2020 - 07/10/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Faculty/Instructor: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Regional Simulation Boot Camp
10/16/2020 - 10/17/2020 Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Lead Faculty/Instructor: Midwest Sadie Abell Senior Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow Boot Camp
 
Nursing Student Education
2012 - Present Marquette University, Lecture at RN days, every 3- 6 months, topic Radiograph findings
2017 Marquette University, Guest Speaker - Lecture on acute liver failure/ post-operative liver transplant
2017 Marquette University, Teach procedures to graduate level nursing students
2019 Marquette University, MU53- Complex Febrile Seizure - Embedded Simulation participant, bedside RN
2019 Marquette University, Teach procedures to graduate level nursing students
2019 Marquette University, MU51 Traumatic Brain Injury - Embedded Simulation participant, bedside RN
2020 Marquette University, Guest Speaker - Lecture on acute liver failure/ post-operative liver transplant
2021 Marquette University, Guest Speaker - Lecture on acute liver failure/ post-operative liver transplant
 

EXTRAMURAL STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS, AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Clinical Staff
Hope Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, 2000 - 2009 Preceptor
Medical College of WI/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 2009 - Present Primary Preceptor
Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2015 - Present Preceptor
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
02/2020 - Present Creation of Liver transplant resource team, on shared call for post-operative liver transplant patients
 
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Wakeham, Martin K.; Rajzer, Kari L.; Angst, Denise B.; Torero, Luis E.; Jaimovich, David G . Microalbuminuria levels are correlated with PELOD scores in critically ill children Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. .
2. Frankel LR, Hsu BS, Yeh TS, Simone S, Agus MSD, Arca MJ, Coss-Bu JA, Fallat ME, Foland J, Gadepalli S, Gayle MO, Harmon LA, Hill V, Joseph CA, Kessel AD, Kissoon N, Moss M, Mysore MR, Papo ME, Rajzer-Wakeham KL, Rice TB, Rosenberg DL, Wakeham MK, Conway EE Jr, Voting Panel. Criteria for Critical Care Infants and Children: PICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Practice Statement and Levels of Care Guidance. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019 Sep;20(9):847-887.
3. Hsu BS, Hill V, Frankel LR, Yeh TS, Simone S, Arca MJ, Coss-Bu JA, Fallat ME, Foland J, Gadepalli S, Gayle MO, Harmon LA, Joseph CA, Kessel AD, Kissoon N, Moss M, Mysore MR, Papo ME, Rajzer-Wakeham KL, Rice TB, Rosenberg DL, Wakeham MK, Conway EE Jr, Agus MSD. Executive Summary: Criteria for Critical Care of Infants and Children: PICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Practice Statement and Levels of Care Guidance. Pediatrics. 2019 Oct;144(4).
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Rajzer-Wakeham, Toxic Shock Syndrome, University of Florida Health PICU essential PNP, September 2018