Richard Dorritie


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Richard Dorritie


Clinical Assistant Professor

1 212 992 7082

NEW YORK, NY 10010
United States

Richard Dorritie's additional information

Prof. Dorritie’s research interests are the intersection of poverty and racism with the quality and safety of surgical care. His professional activities are focused on developing and advancing nurses as leaders as a member of the NYS Nurses on Boards Coalition, as well as serving at the local, state, and national levels of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN).

Before joining the faculty at NYU, Prof. Dorritie was an associate professor at Helene Fuld College of Nursing and completed a teaching fellowship at Columbia’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Prof. Dorritie also has worked as a clinical nurse in the emergency, transplant, and operating room settings.


PhD, Columbia University School of Nursing
M. Phil, Columbia University School of Nursing
B.S., Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing
A.A.S. Borough of Manhattan Community College

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Eastern Nursing Research Society
New York Academy of Medicine
Sigma Theta Tau International
American Nurses Association


Opioid use and misuse in children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer: a systematic review of the literature

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Leading for change: Nurses on boards

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Support of nursing homes in infection management varies by US State Departments of Health

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The expansion of National Healthcare Safety Network enrollment and reporting in nursing homes: Lessons learned from a national qualitative study

Stone, P. W., Chastain, A. M., Dorritie, R., Tark, A., Dick, A. W., Bell, J. M., Stone, N. D., Quigley, D. D., & Sorbero, M. E. (2019). American Journal of Infection Control, 47(6), 615-622. 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.02.005
Background: This study explored nursing home (NH) personnel perceptions of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Methods: NHs were purposively sampled based on NHSN enrollment and reporting status, and other facility characteristics. We recruited NH personnel knowledgeable about the facility's decision-making processes and infection prevention program. Interviews were conducted over-the-phone and audio-recorded; transcripts were analyzed using conventional content analysis. Results: We enrolled 14 NHs across the United States and interviewed 42 personnel. Six themes emerged: Benefits of NHSN, External Support and Motivation, Need for a Champion, Barriers, Risk Adjustment, and Data Integrity. We did not find substantive differences in perceptions of NHSN value related to participants' professional roles or enrollment category. Some participants from newly enrolled NHs felt well supported through the NHSN enrollment process, while participants from earlier enrolled NHs perceived the process to be burdensome. Among participants from non-enrolled NHs, as well as some from enrolled NHs, there was a lack of knowledge of NHSN. Conclusions: This qualitative study helps fill a gap in our understanding of barriers and facilitators to NHSN enrollment and reporting in NHs. Improved understanding of factors influencing decision-making processes to enroll in and maintain reporting to NHSN is an important first step towards strengthening infection surveillance in NHs.

Digital imaging of extended criteria donor livers to facilitate placement and utilization.

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