Tammy Slater, DNP, RN, ACNP
Tammy Slater is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She specializes in the care of adult patients with cardiovascular disease. She is an instructor in the department of Acute and Chronic Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She has extensive experience in medicine, surgery and critical care. Currently, she practices as an ACNP in cardiothoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Slater has spoken nationally on utilizing Nurse Practitioners in cardiothoracic critical care and on the implementation of a peri-operative glycemic control protocol in cardiac surgery patients. She published a chapter on how to place a skin lead to act as a ground wire for temporary pacing and contributed to a book chapter on the management of postoperative cardiac arrhythmias in cardiac surgery patients. In addition, she is a reviewer for Critical Care Nurse and AACN Procedure Manual for Critical Care, 7th edition.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestCardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Surgery, Critical Care, Adult Health
Martinez, E., Chavez-Valdez, R., Holt, N., Grogan, K. L., Khalifeh, K., Slater, T., Winner, L., Moyer, J. and Lehmann, C. 2011. “Successful Implementation of a Perioperative Glycemic Control Protocol in Cardiac Surgery: Barrier analysis and intervention using lean six sigma.” Anesthesiology Research and Practice, 10 pages.
Martinez, E., Warczynski, T., Wallop, J., Slater, T., & Owens, S. In J. Conte, W. Baumgartner, S. Owens, & T. Dorman. 2008. “Management of Postoperative Cardiac Arrhythmias.” The Johns Hopkins Manual of Cardiac Surgical Care (329-360). Philadelphia, PA: Mosby.
Slater, T. “Nurse Practitioners in Cardiothoracic Critical Care.” Presented at the Cardiothoracic
Surgical Critical Care Conference, Washington, DC, March 2008. Invited, podium.
Slater, T. “Glycemic Control: Practical Protocol Selection.” Presented at the Cardiothoracic Surgical Critical Care Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2008. Invited, podium.
- Cardiovascular surgery
- Cardiac surgery
- Palliative care
- Acute care nurse practitioners
- Intensive care
Awards and Honors
2015 Outstanding Advanced Practice Clinical Award from Maryland Nurses Association
2015 Nursing Faculty Fellowship from Maryland Higher Education Commission
1997 Certificate of Appreciation for Clinical Expertise from Towson University
1997 Sinai Hospital’s Maryland Nurse of the Year
1992 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau
1986 Award for Academic Excellence & Achievement from Eastern Vocational Technical High School