Michael J. Pineau, MS, RN, VHA-CM

Michael J. Pineau, MS, RN, VHA-CM

Adjunct Instructor

  • Chief, Quality Management, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • VA Certified Mentor (VHA-CM)
  • Master Black Belt, LEAN/Six Sigma (GE Healthcare)

Degrees and Certifications

    • B.S., Nursing, University of Connecticut
    • M.S., Nursing Administration, University of Connecticut

Teaching Responsibilities

    • HINF 550 – Workflow Design and Reengineering

Research Interests and Grants

    • Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Use of Data for Healthcare Improvement

Awards and Fellowships

    • New England Nurse of the Year Finalist, Nursing Spectrum Magazine, 2001
    • Marlene Kramer Award for Dissemination of Nursing Research, University of Connecticut, 1996

Publications and Presentations

    • Zhan C, Elixhauser A, Richards C, Wang Y, Baine W, Pineau M, Verzier N, Kliman R, Hunt D. “Identification of Hospital-Acquired Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections from Medicare Claims: Sensitivity and Positive Predictive Value”. Medical Care, 2009 Mar; 47(3):364-9.
    • Ivy M, Possenti P, Atweh N, D’Aiuto M, Palmer J, Pineau M. “Intra-Abdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Burn Patients”.  Journal of Trauma, 2000 Oct; 49(3):387-391.
    • Ivy M, Possenti P, Kepros J, Atweh N, D'Aiuto M, Palmer J, Pineau M, Burns G, Caushaj P. “Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Patients with Burns”.  Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 1999 Sep-Oct; 20(5):351-3.
    • Atweh N, Possenti P, Caushaj P, Burns G, Pineau M, Ivy M.  “Dilatational Percutaneous Tracheostomy: Modification of Technique”.  Journal of Trauma, 1999 Jul; 47(1):142-4.
    • Pineau, MJ.  “Organ and Tissue Donation”.  In Manual of Clinical Trauma Care ed., Sheehy, Blansfield, Danis, Gervasini, Mosby, 1999.

Contact Information

Office Location & Hours

  • Location:
    Healthcare Informatics
    Ctr for Healthcare Education
    College of Health Professions
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