Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Neurological Surgery
Neurotrauma Program Coordinator
Brain and Spinal Injury Center
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advance degreed nurse who works closely with all of the neurosurgery team members to manage the neurotrauma patient. The NP has specialized skills and training in managing the care of the patient while in the hospital.
Current Professional Interests and Activities
Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury, Neurocritical Care
Education and Training
- University of California San Francisco
Professional Memberships and Appointments
AANS: Nursing Liaison Scientific Program Committee
AANS: Nursing Liaison Educational Practice Committee
ANNS/CNS Joint Section: Neurotrauma Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Liaison
American Association of Neurosurgical Nursing Annual Planning Committee
Publications older than 2002
Lay, T., Puntillo, K., Miaskowski, C., Wallhagen, M. Analgesics Prescribed and Administered to Intensive Care Cardiac Surgery Patients: Does Patient Age Make a Difference? Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing 11(4):17-24, 1996.
Lay, T., Puntillo, K. Analgesics and Elderly ICU Patients. American Journal of Critical Care 5:243, 1996.
Lay, Twyila. The Flourishing Problem of Elder Abuse in Our Society. AACN Clinical Issues in Critical Care Nursing 5:507-515, 1994.