Beth Torres, PhD, CCRN, TCRN
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Torres_Bio 2020

 

Dr. Torres graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor in Nursing and a Masters and PhD in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

Dr. Torres has worked in critical care for over 30 years in a variety of capacities, including staff nurse, clinician, nursing leader, and most recently as a Trauma Nurse Clinician at VCU Health System.   Dr. Torres maintains her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and Trauma Care Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification as well as teaches in certification review courses. 

Dr. Torres was instrumental in starting the Therapeutic Hypothermia Post-Cardiac Arrest program at CJW Medical Center in 2008.  CJW Medical Center was the first community hospital in Richmond, VA to offer this treatment to their patients, which has now become the AHA standard of care.  She continues to use evidence-based practice to update the program with great success in patient outcomes.

Dr. Torres is a member of the American Association Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and serves on the board as President-elect for the local chapter. 

Dr. Torres has spoken at local, regional, and national conferences on a wide variety of clinical and leadership topics.  Dr. Torres has taught hundreds of nurses and physicians in critical care education in the hospital and academia.  She has taught 12-Lead ECG interpretation to nurses and EMS personnel for the last 20 years.  She is an ACLS, BLS, and TNCC instructor.