November 15, 2017
Rannveig J. Jónasdóttir is an Icelandic registerd nurse (RN) with masters degree in nursing from University of Iceland. She aquired her BSc degree in nursing from the
aforementioned University in 1993. A year later, after working in general surgical and medical wards, she begun working at the intensive care unit (ICU) Fossvogur in Landspitali – The National University Hospital of Iceland, Reykjavik, where she has had her nursing career. Rannveig is now a clinical nurse specialist in intensive care nursing at the ICU Fossvogur and a PhD candidate at the University of Iceland with the date, 11th of December 2017, set for the PhD defense. Her research field is nurse-led follow-up of patients after discharge from ICU, measuring patients´ short- and long-term physical and psychological outcomes. Additionally, she is particulary interested in patient´ experience of the ICU stay and management of pain, agitation and delirium. Rannveigs´ daily work is in a multidisciplinary ICU team of counseling and direct clinical ICU nursing, and supervising ward visits to patients after discharge from the ICU. Furthermore, she is engaged in several quality improvement projects at the ICU´s of Landspitali, concerning treatment and service of ICU patients.