Hiroko Kiyoshi-Teo

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Japanese Studies
    • School of Nursing
  • Fields of Study
    • Comparative Study of Critically Ill Patients in Japan and U.S.
    • Comparative Study of Hospital-Acquired Infections between Japan and U.S.
    • Graduate Nursing Education in Japan
    • Patient Safety
    • Teaching Methods
  • About

    Ms. Kiyoshi-Teo’s long-standing professional interest has been identifying ways to improve quality of nursing and patient safety. She has explored many structural components to improve healthcare: the impact of market-driven healthcare, nurse-patient staffing ratio laws, and computerized provider order entry systems. Currently, her focus is on healthcare processes that improve patient safety. Ms. Kiyoshi-Teo has explored factors that influence adherence to ventilator-associated pneumonia guidelines by critical care nurses. Future research plans include examination of guideline quality, attitudes of the guideline user, and environmental contexts surrounding guideline implementation. Ms. Kiyoshi-Teo also is active in international nursing exchanges and collaborations. She publishes regularly in Japanese nursing journals and hopes to foster a collaborative global learning environment in her current role.

  • Education
    • PhD, University of California (San Francisco), 2011
    • MSN, University of California (San Francisco), 2005
    • BSN, St. Luke's College of Nursing, 2000