Karmella Koopmeiners, MS
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 08/20/2020
Professional Resume

7196 West Bendixon Drive

Salt Lake City, Utah 84128

Phone: 1-(801) 787-5116

Karmella Koopmeiners MS, RN, FNP

Utah License:  Registered Nurse 4841662-3102, Expiration Date:  1/31/2023



Clinical Nurse Specialist

Pediatric Education Services, Primary Children’s Medical Center

100 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City Utah 84113

Phone: 1 (801) 662-3518,

E-mail:  [email protected]


December 2010-2017    University of Utah, Asthma Research Nurse

Developed paper then e-Asthma Tracker. Enrolled PCP clinics through the PCORI Grant, Co-Principal Investigator. Citi Training current.

December 2000-22, IHC/Primary Children’s, Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Nurse Excellence Team- Magnet Pillar- Professional Practice Model, Magnet writer and PCH consultant for creating SOEs, Developed a Professional Growth Program
  • Mentored CNS and APRN students (2019-RB, 2021-SP)
  • HAC -Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) co-lead, Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) collaborative, CVC (2017) and Non-CVC bundle roll-out, VAD insertion algorithm, EBP, risk assessment for Non-CVC 5/2021 with 30% reduction in VTEs in 2021.
  • Asthma Nursing Lead and Co-chairperson of the PCH asthma team since 2008. Patient and provider education asthma video, advanced asthma educator competencies, Home Care Plan, Journey Board, Re-admission team, U.S. News and World Report, ED process 2017, Annual asthma updates 2021, 2022
  • Consultant for asthma CPM to Billings, Montana 2016-2019
  • Participated in Disordered Eating CPM roll-out to Primary Childrens 2020
  • Co-Lead of the Pediatric Respiratory Steering Committee 2017-present. Implemented continuous albuterol program keeping patients out of the PICU, piloting HFNC use currently
  • Co-Lead of the STOP Tobacco program- developed teaching outline, secondhand smoke fact sheet, flipchart, video
  • Member of Pediatric Clinical Programs Practice Committee since 2000 now EBP council- Implemented Thermometer algorithm and practice changes 2013, 2020 Lippincott roll-out
  • Clinical Focus Team Medication Safety member, 2010-present, working with hospital wide refinement of BCMA, SMART pump programming, overdose huddles, survey to reduce medication double checks
  • CNS representative on the PCH forms committee 2010-2013. Intermountain Co-chair 2020
  • Assisted with implementation of the Trach/Vent unit, revised process and order sets 2014, nursing consultant 2020
  • Member of the Med-Surg Quality Executive Team
  • Member of the Med-Surg Practice, Quality, Safety Team
  • Planner, Presenter and Mentor for the biannual CORE Scholarly Program. Presenter, program planning, 2009-to present
  • Asthma CBT, Supplemental Diabetes CBT/preprinted order sets

Clinical Nurse Specialist- CMU- April 2004- 2008

  • Developed Advanced Shock Workshop in 2005 and Shock CQI project with Team
  • Developed Cystic Fibrosis Multidisciplinary CQI project, participated in
  • Assisted with Benchmarking site visit from CF Foundation and Children’s HealthCare of Atlanta and Emory University on November13-15, 2005.  Presented hospital inpatient setting programs. Consultant to Darthmouth, New Hampshire on June 8th, 2006 for CF inpatient education programs as well as CQI
  • Chairperson for Relationship Based Care subcommittee of Magnet- developed learning module- 2008,
  • House wide teaching in PALS, pediatric resuscitation, ECG workshop, RN-residency program, preceptor workshop Code committee representative x 10 years, RRT representative for 3 years, reviewed unplanned transfers/RRT/codes
  • Developed the Eating Disorder Care Process Model for CMU

Clinical Education Program Coordinator- May 2003- April 2004

  • Developed the Pediatric Nurse Residency Program.
  • Chairperson of the Professional Preceptor Oversight Committee
  • Chairperson of the Nurse Residency Oversight Committee-May, 2004




Clinical Nurse Specialist- CMS- December 2000- May 2003

  • Coordinated and taught the ECG class, PALS instructor, BLS instructor
  • Development of the preceptor program
  • Assisted with the development of the behavior management program as a Quality Improvement Project with the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Coordinated the CF carnival May 2003


  • Continuing Education Series- presented Crucial Conversations January 2003, presented competency-based evaluations October 2002
  • Planner and presenter at Leadership and Preceptor workshops



Adjunct Faculty at Barry University May-August 2000

Instructor for classroom and clinical for Family Nurse Practitioner Students


March 1996-September 2000

Nurse Practitioner, Island Coast Pediatrics


1994-1996- Lee Memorial Hospital

ARNP- Midwifery Services -Prenatal- post natal and well woman GYN care


1990-1991 Lee Memorial Hospital- Clinical Education Specialist

Director I and II of MPCU/MICU, SPCU/SICU Healthpark 1991-1994

Set up and opened the new hospital as part of Lee Memorial Hospital Systems.  Opened a 6-bed angioplasty suite.  Acquired SICU/SPCU in addition to MICU/MPCU responsibilities. Co-chairperson of the Medical Special Care Committee with MD. Facilitated JCAHO process accreditation


1982-1990 Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center

  • Head Nurse of Telemetry/Surgical Progressive Care Unit

                   1985-1990, responsible for 40 bed unit

Member of the hospital safety committee, CQI- practice issues,

JACHO preparation committee, Patient Classification Committee-management representative for the design and implementation of GRASP-patient classification system

  • Nursing Staff Educator 1984-5, Clinical Instructor, RN students ECC
  • Critical Care Staff Nurse 1982-1984, 60 bed telemetry 12 bed CCU



The University of South Florida

Master of Science in Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner- 1994

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bachelor of Science in Nursing- December 1980

IHC Facilitator Workshop 2008, Advanced Training Program in Quality Improvement/Leadership (ATP) with Brent James 2011

ANA Magnet Conference 2019-Orlando, Florida,

Virtual 2020-Atlanta, Georgia

Ohio State University

Immersion Class in Evidence Based Practice (EBP)- October 2021

Leadership Class in EBP- September 2021



1981- Who’s Who Among American Universities and College Students

1990-Who’s Who in American Nursing (The Society of Nursing Professionals)

April 20th, 1993- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing- Delta Beta Chapter

2003- Who’s Who Among Leaders in Nursing- Manchester Version

2005-Who’s Who Among Business Leaders and Executives

2013, 2014, 2016 University of Utah Honors for Nursing

2017-member of the ED asthma process improvement project NQI,

1 of 13 semifinalists from 110 projects at 60 hospitals.             







4/2005-Presented Mentoring Program at Intermountain West National Nursing Staff Development (IMWNNSDO)

10/2005 CFRD project-assisted with presentation at National Conference

3/2007-Presented at Mountain West Consortium Creating an Inpatient Education Program for CF Patients and Families” Improving IV antibiotic delivery times- at Fall Nursing Staff Meeting and National CF conference

2008-NICHQ-March 17, national conference presentation on SHOCK


Fassl B, Nkoy F, Stone B, Srivastava R, Simon T, Uchida D, Koopmeiners K, Greene T, Cook L, Maloney CG. Decreased asthma readmission and compliance with the Joint Commission Children’s Asthma Care Quality Measures. Pediatrics 2012 Sept; 130 (3): 482-91.


Nkoy F, Stone B, Fassl B, Koopmeiners K, Halbern S, Kim U, Poll J, Hales J, Lee D, Maloney C. Development of a Novel Tool for Engaging Children and Parents in Asthma Self- Management. Published November 2013. Pediatrics.


Nkoy F, Stone B, Fassl B, Uchida D, Koopmeiners, Halbern, Kim, Wilcox, Ying, Greene, Mosen, Schatz, Maloney Longitudinal validation of a Tool for Asthma Self-Monitoring, Pediatrics 2013: November 11th


Nkoy F., Fassl B, Stone, B, Uchida, Johnson, Reynolds, Valentine, Koopmeiners, Kim, Savitz, Maloney, Improving Pediatric Asthma Care and Outcomes Across Multiple Hospitals, Pediatrics: Nov 2nd, 2015


Nkoy F., Fassl B, Stone, Wilkins, V., Koopmeiners etc. Improved Ambulatory Management of Childhood Asthma Using a Novel Self-management Application, Pediatrics, May 16th, 2019


Nkoy, Wilkins, Fassl, Koopmeiners, Stone etc. Contextual Factors Influencing Implementation of Evidence Based Care for Children Hospitalized with Asthma. Hospital Pediatrics, December 2019


Intermountain Healthcare- Research Conference- Poster Presentation

Determinants of Successful Parent Participation in Child Asthma Self-Management, 2013

Intermountain Healthcare Pediatric Issues Conference Presentation 10/2013 on Continuous Albuterol Transitioning Patients in Med-Surg

Intermountain Mom’s Live Asthma Chat Facebook 8/13- 4,000 attendees

Utah Department of Health TeleHealth-4/13 Asthma Patient and Provider Education Program

Utah Public Health Conference 4/14, Presented; Will Patient Created Asthma Tracking Tool Improve Quality of Life for Children with Asthma?

SOPHE Annual Conference, 3/19 Presented breakout session:

Using Technology to Improve Pediatric Asthma Management and Education