Susan Dirkes is a staff nurse at the University of Michigan Health System on a medical-surgical progressive care unit and in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Prior to this, she was an educator in the Surgical ICU at the University of Michigan for 25 years. She is extensively experienced in acute kidney injury, ARDS, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and critical care.
Susan has also worked for 5 years at the corporate level with renal companies such as Baxter Inc. and NxStage Medical Inc. She has published extensively on dialysis and critical care topics such as positioning in ARDS, and is internationally known in the field of dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy.
Susan received her undergraduate degree from Mercy College of Detroit and her Master’s degree from Madonna University in Michigan. Susan is president of Nursing Resources LLC.
The essentials of renal failure for critical care nurses