Laura is a critical care and nurse researcher from Argentina. Her research background includes the critical care practice and the development of the intensive care unit liaison nurse’s role in Argentina. She cooperated in international studies on the role of critical care nursing organizations and peripheral vascular access. Laura’s latest work is a 4-year doctoral study on early recognition of sepsis at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Menzies Health Institute Queensland (Australia). Supported by researchers from Griffith, City, University of London (UK) and Argentinean researchers, she tested and implemented a quick Sequential [Sepsis-Related] Organ Failure Assessment sepsis screening tool in hospital ward population in Buenos Aires.
Laura is also a critical care nurse leader in South America. She has led the formation of the Critical Care Nursing Experts committee in the Argentine Nurses Federation, and the Latin American Federation of Intensive Care Nurses. Laura is concerned about Spanish speaking critical care nurses’ access to new information; in the pursuit to help her peers she has performed consecutive English-Spanish interpretation of scientific conferences in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico. She has served in the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses (WFCCN) in various roles since 2003; currently she is a WFCCN Honorary Ambassador.