Thomas Ahrens

Nurse, researcher, and educator at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, USA

Dr. Thomas Ahrens is an American nurse, researcher, and educator at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, specialising in Critical Care Nursing. Dr. Ahrens has more than 25 years of experience as a critical care nurse and is the author of five books, more than 100 papers, and more than 40 scientific publications. His book "Essentials of Oxygenation" received the Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, which named him one of its first Edge Runners in 2006; the award recognises innovations resulting in better care for patients, families, and community. In 2008 he received the "Flame of Excellence Award" from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This award recognises sustained contributions of excellence in acute and critical care nursing.

Dr Ahrens is also a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health and formerly served on the board of directors for AACN. He is a recognised authority in sepsis and has given numerous lectures around the country on this subject.

In 1999, Dr. Ahrens co-founded the company "ICU-USA, Inc". The company operates a website that provides educational information to hospital staff and medical information to patients and families; in particular those in ICU. The website has been endorsed by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and has been named "The Official Patient and Family Website of the Society of Critical Care Medicine" by the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

To find out more visit:

Lectures by Thomas Ahrens

Capnography for Critical Care Nurses

Essentials of Capnography

Critical Care Nursing / Lung