Nebraska Biocontainment Unit is topic of Omaha Science Cafe on Sept. 17

September 10, 2019

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Morgan Shradar, BSN, a clinical coordinator for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU) at Nebraska Medicine, will discuss the unit at the Sept. 17 Omaha Science Café at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
 
Shradar began her career with Nebraska Medicine as an operating room nurse in 2000 and quickly established herself as a leader in the surgery department. She stepped into a charge nurse role in 2007, was nurse manager from 2015-2019, heading up surgery, pre-op, post-anesthesia care unit, the cardiac catheterization lab, interventional radiology and endoscopy.

One of her most notable experiences has been in serving in the state-of-the-art biocontainment unit, one of only a few nationwide where patients infected with the Ebola virus were treated in 2014.

Shradar joined the biocontainment team in 2009 and participated in care of the patients transferred from Western Africa in 2014, along with the quarantined individuals in 2015 and most recently in late 2018 and early 2019. She is an educator with the National Ebola Treatment and Education Center and coordinated the drills and training for the NBU staff at Nebraska Medicine. 

Shradar has had articles published in OR Manager, been interviewed for Nebraska Public Television’s coverage of Ebola and spoken at industry gatherings like the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference, the World Congress Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, and various webinars. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Saint Mary.

Science Cafés involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older) and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a Q-and-A period.
 
Pizza will be provided for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.
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