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Karen M. Kilian, ARNP

Karen M. Kilian, ARNP

Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care

On staff since June 1980

Academic Title: Clinical Faculty, UW School of Nursing Pediatric Technical Advisory Committee (pediatric trauma and emergency medical systems), State of Washington

"Caring for children and their families is my passion. I want the children to have a good experience with health care and the families to gain perspective and understanding in regards to caring for their children. I enjoy teaching of children, parents, medical students, nursing students, advanced practice providers (NP's and PA's) as well as medical residents. I delight in having a child tell me "that didn't hurt a bit" when I suture their cut; and when parents feel great relief when I tell them about their child's illness--what it is and what it is not. People will tell me "you could have been a Doctor" which is a huge compliment, but I know I can also simply be an awesome Nurse Practitioner."


Board Certification(s)
NP Pediatric Primary Care Nurse
NP Pediatric Critical Care Nurse
Medical/Professional School
University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Pediatric transport and EMS, Delayed diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
Wyeth-AJN-AACN Nursing Mentor FellowMentored a fellow critical care nurse in authoring a journal article.American Association of Critical Care Nurses 2001 - 2002


Hypertension in Neonates: Causes and Treatments.
The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. , Jan. - March 2003: 17(1)
Left Sided Obstructive Congenital Heart Defects.
Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. , Sept. 2006: 6(3)128-136
Effects of Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Children.
AJN supplement , May 2002
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Tracheoesophagel Fistula, and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in the Newborn.
AACN Core Curriculum for Pediatric Critical Care Nursing , 1998


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Pediatric Office Emergencies: Are You Prepared? Washington State Acute and Primary Care Conference,Seattle, WAOct. 31, 2008
Point A to Point B with a Pulse and BP" and "Windows and Absent Doors: Uncommon Acyanotic Lesions Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Conference, Contemporary Forums. Denver, COSept. 2006

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.7.520 - Emergency Medicine
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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