Elizabeth M. Slagle, MS, RN, CST

EDUCATION

Indiana University, Fort Wayne, IN – 1990
Master of Science in Education, emphasis on healthcare and educational administration

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – 1972
Bachelor of Science in Education

Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN – 1975
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN – 1973
Certificate in Operating Room Technology

Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Liberal studies

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS

CST National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
RN Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, Nursing Board

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
1983–present University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne, IN
Lutheran College of Health Professions
Lutheran Hospital of Indiana
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Surgical Technology
Provide administrative leadership of the Department of Surgical Technology
Coordinate budget preparation and monitoring
Coordinate curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
Oversee accreditation activities of department, including three self-studies and four on-site visits by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)
Administer assessment activities of department
Oversee strategic planning activities of department
Facilitate academic advising and course scheduling
Teach half time in the A.S. in Surgical Technology program
Participate in faculty governance
2005 Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Fort Wayne, IN
Registry Nurse, Surgery
Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated perioperative patient care
Scrubbed in first and second assistant roles in surgical procedures
1979-1983 Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Fort Wayne, IN
1975-1978
Specialty Coordinator and Staff Nurse, Surgery
Developed specialty team of 5 RNs and 6 CSTs
Supervised surgical procedures in neurological and genitourinary procedures
Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated patient care
1978–1979 Surgical Associates Fort Wayne, IN
Scrub Nurse
Served as Surgical First Assistant to cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgeons
Led surgical team as liaison between surgeon and hospital staff
Performed pre and post-operative care in an office environment
1973 -1975 Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Fort Wayne, IN
Certified Surgical Technologist, Surgery
Prepared instruments, supplies and equipment for surgeon’s use
Served as instrument handler and assistant in all major surgical specialties

MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Association of Surgical Technologists
Member, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2005 Certificate of Appreciation, Indiana Assembly of Surgical Technologists

2004 Values in Action Award, University of Saint Francis

2002 Outstanding Service Award, Junior Achievement of Fort Wayne

2000 President’s Award, Association of Surgical Technologists

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

1998-2014 SURG 151 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I Lab
SURG 171 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II Lab
SURG 280 Surgical Pharmacology
SURG 290 The Professional Surgical Technologist

2007-2014 HEAS 480 Internship in Health Services

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING

Program Development

2005 Planned and hosted full day workshop for Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, 100 participants.

2004-2005 Led task force of School of Health Sciences department chairs to develop, gain approval of and implement Bachelor of Science in Health Services program with an emphasis on management

1998-1999 Led surgical technology faculty to analyze surgical technology curriculum and gain approval of changes to comply with University of Saint Francis associate degree general education requirements

1995-1996 Led surgical technology faculty to develop, gain approval of and implement an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program.

1988-1989 Led surgical technology faculty in converting hospital based certificate program in surgical technology to collegiate program.

Course Development

2006-2007 HEAS 480 Internship in Health Services

1995-1996 SURG 152 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I
SURG 154 Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II
SURG 266 Surgical Procedures I
SURG 268 Surgical Procedures II
SURG 280 Surgical Pharmacology
SURG 290 The Professional Surgical Technologist

Accreditation Activities

2014 Member, Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

2009-2014 Member, Board of Directors, Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). Vice-Chair 2010-2012. President, 2012-2014

1993-2014 On-site evaluator, Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). Performed initial, continuing and consultative on-site accreditation visits at 60 colleges throughout US, 90% as team chair.

2008 Content Reviewer, Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus, OH

2006, 2010, Program Review Panel member, Accreditation Review Council on 2012 Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-
STSA)

1990-1992 Steering Committee Member, Lutheran College of Health Professions, initial accreditation with North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

SCHOLARSHIP OF INTEGRATION

Presentations

2014 Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators
Beginning Site Visitors Workshop
Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum
Savannah, GA
Association of Surgical Technologists 45th National Conference
Denver, CO

Q&A with CoA: Roundtable
CAAHEP Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX

2013 Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators
Beginning Site Visitors Workshop
Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum
New Orleans, LA
Association of Surgical Technologists 44th National Conference
New Orleans, LA

Q&A with CoA: Roundtable
CAAHEP Annual Meeting
Charleston, SC

2012 Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators
Beginning Site Visitors Workshop
Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum
Orlando, FL
Association of Surgical Technologists 43rd National Conference
Washington, DC

2011 Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators
Beginning Site Visitors Workshop
Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum
San Antonio, TX

2010 Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators
Beginning Site Visitors Workshop
Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum
Charleston, SC
Association of Surgical Technologists 41st National Conference
Dallas, TX

2009 Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators
Beginning Site Visitors Workshop
Association of Surgical Technologists 40th National Conference
Las Vegas, NV

2008 Surgical Technologists: Credentialing and Legislation
Parkview Hospital Surgical Services Unit Meeting

2006-2007 Becoming an Onsite Evaluator (Panelist)
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC/ST) Evaluators Workshop, Tucson, AZ

2003-2005 Kenya Orthopaedic Project: Medical Mission Trip
Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists
Department of Allied Health, USF
Faculty Forum F3, USF

2002 Preventing Disease Transmission
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya
Aseptic Technique
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Sponge, Sharp and Instrument Safety
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

1999-2014 Surgical Skills and the Society of the “OR”
Physician Assistant Program, USF

1994 Aseptic Technique: Practical Approaches to Quality
Association of Radiologic Technologists, Fort Wayne Chapter

1991 Future of the Surgical Technologist
Association of Surgical Technologists, Fort Wayne Chapter

Publications

2014 “Paying It Forward”, Pulsepoints, University of Saint Francis.

2011 “From the Battle Field to the Sterile Field”, Pulsepoints, University of Saint Francis.

2012 Reviewer, Alexander’s Surgical Procedures, 1st edition, Elsevier Publishers

2010 “Where are They Now?”, Pulsepoints, University of Saint Francis.

2010 Reviewer, Surgical Technology: Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Elsevier Publishers

2006 Reviewer, two surgical technology manuscript proposals
F.A. Davis, Publishers.

1999 Contributor, Surgical Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist
W.B. Saunders, Publishers


SCHOLARSHIP OF APPLICATION

2005 Served as a consultant to Lutheran Hospital of Indiana regarding a clinical ladder system for surgical technologists


SCHOLARSHIP OF SERVICE

Department

1983-2014 Surgical Technology Faculty Committee, Chair
Surgical Technology Admissions Committee, Chair
Surgical Technology Advisory Council, Chair

School

2004-2014 Department Chair Committee

2008-2014 Professional Scholarship Committee

2004-2010 Bachelor’s in Health Services Task Force, Chair

2004-2008 Recruitment Committee

University

2013-2014 Campus Diversity Committee

2007-2010 Committee of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement
Business Continuity Committee

2006-2007 Faculty Issues Committee
Committee of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement
Business Continuity Committee

2005-2006
Faculty Issues Committee

2004-2005
Faculty Forum Executive Council, Immediate Past Chair

2003-2004 Faculty Forum, Chair
Faculty Forum Executive Council, Chair
Campus Coordinating Council
Planning and Budget Committee
Deans’ Search Committee

2002-2003 Faculty Forum, Chair-Elect
Faculty Forum Executive Council
Campus Coordinating Council
Planning and Budget Committee
Academic Council

2002-2003
Academic Council
General Education Committee
Enrollment Management Committee

Community

2005-2014
Allied Health Careers Advisory Board
Anthis Career Center, Fort Wayne Community Schools

2003-2014
Executive Board Member and Officer, Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

2013 Surgical Technology Community Outreach
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
New Orleans, LA

2010 Surgical Technology Community Outreach
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Dallas, TX

2004 Coordinated Food and Clothing Collection at USF for
Mukuru Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya

2002 Kenya Orthopedic Project, Medical Mission
Nairobi, Kenya

Continuing Education

2014 AST 45th Annual Conference
Denver, CO

CAAHEP Leadership Conference
West Palm Beach, FL

CAAHEP Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX

CAAHEP Summer Workshop
Charlotte, NC

Future of Healthcare – USF
Fort Wayne, IN

2013 AST Instructor’s Forum
New Orleans, LA

AST 44th Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA

AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists
Indianapolis, IN

CAAHEP Leadership Conference
Tampa, FL

CAAHEP Annual Meeting
Charleston, SC

CAAHEP Summer Workshop
Boston, MA

USF Faculty Development Day

2012 AST Instructor’s Forum
Orlando, FL

AST 43rd Annual Conference
Washington, DC

USF Faculty Development Day
Fort Wayne, IN

2011 AST Instructor’s Forum
San Antonio, TX

USF Faculty Development Day
Fort Wayne, IN

2010 AST Instructor’s Forum
Charleston, SC

13th Annual Dean’s Conference – Critical Retention Challenges
Fort Wayne, IN

AST 41st Annual Conference
Dallas, TX

CAAHEP – Standards, Complaints, Go to Meeting
Webinar

2009 AST 40th Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Nuts and Bolts of Using Technology
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists
Indianapolis, IN

2008 AST Instructors Workshop
ARC/ST Advanced Site Visitors Training
Orlando, FL

AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists
Indianapolis, IN

2007 AST 38th Annual Conference
ARC/ST Advanced Site Visitors Training
New Orleans, LA

Thriving in the Face of Growth
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2006 AST Instructors Forum
Tucson, AZ

9th Annual Dean’s Conference – Engaging Students in Learning
Fort Wayne, IN

METI Human Patient Simulators
University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2005 AST Instructors Forum
Clearwater, FL

AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists
Fort Wayne, IN

Parkview Trauma Symposium
Fort Wayne, IN

Franciscan Pilgrimage
University of Saint Francis, St. Bonaventure University
Assisi – Rome, Italy

AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists
Indianapolis, IN

Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Surgical Technology

  • Provide administrative leadership of the Department of Surgical Technology
  • Coordinate budget preparation and monitoring
  • Coordinate curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
  • Oversee accreditation activities of department, including three self-studies and four on-site visits by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)
  • Administer assessment activities of department
  • Oversee strategic planning activities of department
  • Facilitate academic advising and course scheduling
  • Teach half time in the A.S. in Surgical Technology program
  • Participate in faculty governance

2005                      Lutheran Hospital of Indiana           Fort Wayne, IN

Registry Nurse, Surgery

  • Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated perioperative patient care
  • Scrubbed in first and second assistant roles in surgical procedures

1979-1983             Lutheran Hospital of Indiana            Fort Wayne, IN

1975-1978

Specialty Coordinator and Staff Nurse, Surgery

  • Developed specialty team of 5 RNs and 6 CSTs
  • Supervised surgical procedures in neurological and genitourinary procedures
  • Assessed, planned, implemented and evaluated patient care

1978–1979             Surgical Associates                             Fort Wayne, IN

Scrub Nurse

  • Served as Surgical First Assistant to cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgeons
  • Led surgical team as liaison between surgeon and hospital staff
  • Performed pre and post-operative care in an office environment

1973 -1975            Lutheran Hospital of Indiana             Fort Wayne, IN

Certified Surgical Technologist, Surgery

  • Prepared instruments, supplies and equipment for surgeon’s use
  • Served as instrument handler and assistant in all major surgical specialties

 

MEMBERSHIPS 

Member, Association of Surgical Technologists

Member, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2005            Certificate of Appreciation, Indiana Assembly of Surgical Technologists 

2004            Values in Action Award, University of Saint Francis 

2002            Outstanding Service Award, Junior Achievement of Fort Wayne 

  • President’s Award, Association of Surgical Technologists

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

1998-2014

SURG 151      Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I Lab

SURG 171      Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II Lab

SURG 280      Surgical Pharmacology

SURG 290      The Professional Surgical Technologist

 

2007-2014   HEAS 480      Internship in Health Services

 

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING

Program Development

2005            Planned and hosted full day workshop for Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, 100 participants.

 2004-2005    Led task force of School of Health Sciences department chairs to develop, gain approval of and implement Bachelor of Science in Health Services program with an emphasis on management

1998-1999    Led surgical technology faculty to analyze surgical technology curriculum and gain approval of changes to comply with University of Saint Francis associate degree general education requirements

1995-1996    Led surgical technology faculty to develop, gain approval of and implement an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program.

1988-1989   Led surgical technology faculty in converting hospital based certificate program in surgical technology to collegiate program.

 

Course Development

2006-2007    HEAS 480      Internship in Health Services 

1995-1996  

SURG 152      Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I

SURG 154      Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II

SURG 266      Surgical Procedures I

SURG 268      Surgical Procedures II

SURG 280      Surgical Pharmacology

SURG 290      The Professional Surgical Technologist

 

Accreditation Activities

 2014            Member, Board of Directors, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

 2009-2014    Member, Board of Directors, Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). Vice-Chair 2010-2012.  President, 2012-2014

 1993-2014    On-site evaluator, Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).  Performed initial, continuing and consultative on-site accreditation visits at 60 colleges throughout US, 90% as team chair.

 2008            Content Reviewer, Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus, OH

 2006, 2010, Program Review Panel member, Accreditation Review Council on 2012           Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC- STSA)

1990-1992    Steering Committee Member, Lutheran College of Health Professions, initial accreditation with North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

 

SCHOLARSHIP OF INTEGRATION 

Presentations

2014            Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Beginning Site Visitors Workshop

Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum

Savannah, GA

Association of Surgical Technologists 45th National Conference

Denver, CO

Q&A with CoA: Roundtable

CAAHEP Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX

 2013            Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Beginning Site Visitors Workshop

Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum

New Orleans, LA

Association of Surgical Technologists 44th National Conference

New Orleans, LA

 Q&A with CoA: Roundtable

CAAHEP Annual Meeting

Charleston, SC

 2012            Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Beginning Site Visitors Workshop

Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum

Orlando, FL

Association of Surgical Technologists 43rd National Conference

Washington, DC

2011            Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Beginning Site Visitors Workshop

Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum

San Antonio, TX

 2010            Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Beginning Site Visitors Workshop

Association of Surgical Technologists Instructor’s Forum

Charleston, SC

Association of Surgical Technologists 41st National Conference

Dallas, TX

2009            Accreditation Fundamentals for Educators

Beginning Site Visitors Workshop

Association of Surgical Technologists 40th National Conference

Las Vegas, NV

 

2008            Surgical Technologists:  Credentialing and Legislation

                    Parkview Hospital Surgical Services Unit Meeting

 2006-2007    Becoming an Onsite Evaluator (Panelist)

Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC/ST) Evaluators Workshop, Tucson, AZ

2003-2005    Kenya Orthopaedic Project: Medical Mission Trip

Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists

Department of Allied Health, USF

                    Faculty Forum F3, USF

2002            Preventing Disease Transmission

Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Aseptic Technique

Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Scrubbing, Gowning and Gloving

Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Sponge, Sharp and Instrument Safety

Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

 1999-2014    Surgical Skills and the Society of the “OR”

Physician Assistant Program, USF

 1994            Aseptic Technique: Practical Approaches to Quality

Association of Radiologic Technologists, Fort Wayne Chapter

1991            Future of the Surgical Technologist

Association of Surgical Technologists, Fort Wayne Chapter

 

Publications

 

2014            “Paying It Forward”, Pulsepoints, University of Saint Francis.  

2011            “From the Battle Field to the Sterile Field”, Pulsepoints, University of Saint Francis.  

2012            Reviewer, Alexander’s Surgical Procedures, 1st edition, Elsevier Publishers

 2010            “Where are They Now?”, Pulsepoints, University of Saint Francis. 

2010            Reviewer, Surgical Technology: Principles and Practice, 5th edition, Elsevier Publishers 

2006            Reviewer, two surgical technology manuscript proposals

F.A. Davis, Publishers.

1999            Contributor, Surgical Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist

W.B. Saunders, Publishers

 

 SCHOLARSHIP OF APPLICATION 

2005            Served as a consultant to Lutheran Hospital of Indiana regarding a clinical ladder system for surgical technologists

 

 SCHOLARSHIP OF SERVICE

Department  

1983-2014    Surgical Technology Faculty Committee, Chair

Surgical Technology Admissions Committee, Chair

Surgical Technology Advisory Council, Chair

 

School

 2004-2014   Department Chair Committee 

2008-2014    Professional Scholarship Committee 

2004-2010    Bachelor’s in Health Services Task Force, Chair 

2004-2008    Recruitment Committee 

 

University     

2013-2014   Campus Diversity Committee 

2007-2010   Committee of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement

Business Continuity Committee 

2006-2007   Faculty Issues Committee

Committee of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement

Business Continuity Committee

2005-2006   Faculty Issues Committee

2004-2005 Faculty Forum Executive Council, Immediate Past Chair

 2003-2004  Faculty Forum, Chair

Faculty Forum Executive Council, Chair

Campus Coordinating Council

Planning and Budget Committee

Deans’ Search Committee

2002-2003  Faculty Forum, Chair-Elect

Faculty Forum Executive Council

Campus Coordinating Council

Planning and Budget Committee

Academic Council

2002-2003    Academic Council

General Education Committee

Enrollment Management Committee 

Community

 2005-2014    Allied Health Careers Advisory Board

Anthis Career Center, Fort Wayne Community Schools

 

2003-2014    Executive Board Member and Officer, Mary Penrose Wayne

Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

 2013            Surgical Technology Community Outreach

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

New Orleans, LA 

2010            Surgical Technology Community Outreach

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Dallas, TX 

2004            Coordinated Food and Clothing Collection at USF for

Mukuru Orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya

2002            Kenya Orthopedic Project, Medical Mission

Nairobi, Kenya 

Continuing Education

 

2014           AST 45th Annual Conference, Denver, CO      

                     CAAHEP Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

                    CAAHEP Summer Workshop, Charlotte, NC

                    Future of Healthcare – USF, Fort Wayne, IN

2013           AST Instructor’s Forum, New Orleans, LA 

                    AST 44th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA

                    AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, Indianapolis, IN

                   CAAHEP Leadership Conference, Tampa, FL

                   CAAHEP Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC

                  CAAHEP Summer Workshop, Boston, MA

                  USF Faculty Development Day, Fort Wayne, IN

2012        AST Instructor’s Forum, Orlando, FL

                 AST 43rd Annual Conference, Washington, DC

                USF Faculty Development Day, Fort Wayne, IN

2011        AST Instructor’s Forum, San Antonio, TX

                USF Faculty Development Day, Fort Wayne, IN

2010     AST Instructor’s Forum, Charleston, SC

               13th Annual Dean’s Conference – Critical Retention Challenges, Fort Wayne, IN

             AST 41st Annual Conference, Dallas, TX

            CAAHEP – Standards, Complaints, Go to Meeting, Webinar 

2009  AST 40th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

            Nuts and Bolts of Using Technology, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

           AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, Indianapolis, IN 

2008 AST Instructors Workshop

            ARC/ST Advanced Site Visitors Training, Orlando, FL

           AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, Indianapolis, IN

2007  AST 38th Annual Conference
                   ARC/ST Advanced Site Visitors Training,  New Orleans, LA

           Thriving in the Face of Growth, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 

2006   AST Instructors Forum, Tucson, AZ

             9th Annual Dean’s Conference – Engaging Students in Learning, Fort Wayne, IN 

             METI Human Patient Simulators, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN 

2005  AST Instructors Forum, Clearwater, FL                  

            AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, Fort Wayne, IN 

            Parkview Trauma Symposium, Fort Wayne, IN

           Franciscan Pilgrimage
            University of Saint Francis, St. Bonaventure University
Assisi – Rome, Italy
            AST Indiana State Assembly of Surgical Technologists, Indianapolis, IN