Our Current Faculty

Nicholas M. Mohr, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
Education
Undergraduate Education
  • Iowa State University
Medical School
  • University of Iowa
Internship
  • Indiana University
Residency
  • Indiana University
Fellowship
  • Washington University
Research Interests
  • Rural Emergency Care, Telemedicine, and Acure Care Delivery
  • Sepsis
  • Mechanical Ventilation and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Resuscitation and Emergency Critical Care
Awards
  • 2016 Outstanding Mentor in Clinical Research, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
  • Medical Student Didactic Teacher of the Year, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2016
  • Senior Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2014
  • BestDoctors® in America
  • Best Faculty Oral Presentation, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Great Plains Regional Meeting, 2013
  • Anesthesia Resident Excellence in Education Award, 2013
  • Resident Teacher of the Year, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2009
  • Young Investigator Award, Space Medicine Society, 2009
  • President’s Award for State Outreach and Public Engagement, 2006
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2005
Organizations
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Appointments
  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia, 2016-present
  • Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2015-present
  • Assistant Program Director (Critical Care Fellowship), University of Iowa, 2014-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Iowa, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia, 2011-2016
  • Instructor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University, 2009-2011
Publications
  1. Mohr NM, Vakkalanka JP, Harland KK, Bell A, Skow B, Shane DM, Ward MM: Telemedicine Use Decreases Rural Emergency Department Length of Stay for Transferred North Dakota Trauma Patients. Telemed J E Health 2017 Jul; aheadofprint

  2. Stephens RJ, Ablordeppey E, Drewry AM, Palmer C, Wessman BT, Mohr NM, Roberts BW, Liang SY, Kollef MH, Fuller BM: Analgosedation Practices and the Impact of Sedation Depth on Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation in the ED: A Cohort Study. Chest 2017 Jun; aheadofprint

  3. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Drewry AM, Ferguson IT, Trzeciak S, Kollef MH, Roberts BW: Partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and survival to hospital discharge among patients requiring acute mechanical ventilation: A cohort study. J Crit Care 2017 Apr; 41:29-35

  4. Fuller BM, Ferguson IT, Mohr NM, Drewry AM, Palmer C, Wessman BT, Ablordeppey E, Keeperman J, Stephens RJ, Briscoe CC, Kolomiets AA, Hotchkiss RS, Kollef MH: Lung-Protective Ventilation Initiated in the Emergency Department (LOV-ED): A Quasi-Experimental, Before-After Trial. Ann Emerg Med 2017 Mar; aheadofprint

  5. Fuller BM, Ferguson IT, Mohr NM, Drewry AM, Palmer C, Wessman BT, Ablordeppey E, Keeperman J, Stephens RJ, Briscoe CC, Kolomiets AA, Hotchkiss RS, Kollef MH: A Quasi-Experimental, Before-After Trial Examining the Impact of an Emergency Department Mechanical Ventilator Protocol on Clinical Outcomes and Lung-Protective Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Crit Care Med 2017 Apr; 45(4):645-652

  6. Mohr NM, Stoltze A, Ahmed A, Kiscaden E, Shane D: Using continuous quantitative capnography for emergency department procedural sedation: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. Intern Emerg Med 2016 Dec

  7. Dietrich JN, Faine BA, Mohr NM: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization does not accurately predict resistant Enterococcus infections. J Crit Care 2017 Apr; 38:236

  8. Dick-Perez R, Mohr N, Harland K, Ahmed A, Fuller B, Miyake C, Shane D, Kannedy L: 1479: ED charges predict severity of illness and mortality in patients with severe sepsis/septic shock. Crit Care Med 2016 Nov; 44(12 Suppl 1):445

  9. Fuller B, Ferguson I, Palmer C, Drewry A, Wessman B, Ablordeppey E, Mohr N, Kollef M: 1013: An ED ventilator protocol increases lung protection for patients at risk of complications. Crit Care Med 2016 Nov; 44(12 Suppl 1):329

  10. Fuller B, Ferguson I, Palmer C, Drewry A, Wessman B, Ablordeppey E, Mohr N, Kollef M: 987: Lung-protective ventilation in the Emergency Department reduces mortality in patients with ARDS Crit Care Med 2016 Nov; 44(12 Suppl 1):323

  11. Fuller B, Ferguson I, Palmer C, Drewry A, Wessman B, Ablordeppey E, Mohr N, Kollef M: 940: The impact of an ED ventilator protocol on adherence to lung-protective ventilation in the ARDS. Crit Care Med 2016 Nov; 44(12 Suppl 1):311

  12. Fuller B, Ferguson I, Palmer C, Drewry A, Wessman B, Ablordeppey E, Mohr N, Kollef M: 51: Emergency Department lung-protective ventilation reduces pulmonary complications: the LOV-ED trial. Crit Care Med 2016 Nov; 44(12 Suppl 1):99

  13. Mohr NM, Harland KK, Shane DM, Ahmed A, Fuller BM, Torner JC: Inter-hospital transfer is associated with increased mortality and costs in severe sepsis and septic shock: An instrumental variables approach. J Crit Care 2016 Nov; 36:187-194

  14. Van Oeveren L, Donner J, Fantegrossi A, Mohr NM, Brown CA: Telemedicine-assisted intubation in rural emergency departments: a national emergency airway registry study. Telemed J E Health 2017 Apr; 23(4):290-297

  15. Mohr NM, Harland KK, Shane DM, Ahmed A, Fuller BM, Ward MM, Torner JC: Rural patients with severe sepsis or septic shock who bypass rural hospitals have increased mortality: an instrumental variables approach. Crit Care Med 2017 Jan; 45(1):85-93

  16. Fuller BM, Ferguson I, Mohr NM, Stephens RJ, Briscoe CC, Kolomiets AA, Hotchkiss RS, Kollef MH: Lung-protective ventilation initiated in the emergency department (LOV-ED): a study protocol for a quasi-experimental, before-after trial aimed at reducing pulmonary complications. BMJ Open 2016 Apr; 6(4):e010991

  17. Mohr NM, Harland KK, Shane DM, Miller SL, Torner JC: Potentially Avoidable Pediatric Interfacility Transfer Is a Costly Burden for Rural Families: A Cohort Study. Acad Emerg Med 2016 Mar; 23(8):885-94

  18. Bobb MR, Van Heukelom PG, Faine BA, Ahmed A, Messerly JT, Bell G, Harland KK, Simon C, Mohr NM: Telemedicine Provides Noninferior Research Informed Consent for Remote Study Enrollment: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Emerg Med 2016 Mar; 23(7):759-65

  19. Wong T, Schlichting AB, Stoltze AJ, Fuller BM, Peacock A, Harland KK, Ahmed A, Mohr N: No Decrease in Early Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia After Early Use of Chlorhexidine. Am J Crit Care 2016 Mar; 25(2):173-7

  20. Mohr NM, Harland KK, Crabb V, Mutnick R, Baumgartner D, Spinosi S, Haarstad M, Ahmed A, Schweizer M, Faine B: Urinary Squamous Epithelial Cells Do Not Accurately Predict Urine Culture Contamination, but May Predict Urinalysis Performance in Predicting Bacteriuria. Acad Emerg Med 2016 Jan; 23(3):323-30

  21. Faine BA, Noack JM, Wong T, Messerly JT, Ahmed A, Fuller BM, Mohr NM: Interhospital Transfer Delays Appropriate Treatment for Patients With Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Crit Care Med 2015 Oct; 43(12):2589-96

  22. Dettmer MR, Mohr NM, Fuller BM: Sepsis-associated pulmonary complications in emergency department patients monitored with serial lactate: An observational cohort study. J Crit Care 2015 Sep; 30(6):1163-8

  23. Mohr NM, Wong TS, Faine B, Schlichting A, Noack J, Ahmed A: Discordance Between Patient and Clinician Experiences and Priorities in Rural Interhospital Transfer: A Mixed Methods Study. J Rural Health 2016 Winter; 32(1):25-34

  24. Feazel L, Schlichting AB, Bell GR, Shane DM, Ahmed A, Faine B, Nugent A, Mohr NM: Achieving regionalization through rural interhospital transfer. Am J Emerg Med 2015 Jun; 33(9):1288-96

  25. Mohr NM, Pelaez Gil CA, Harland KK, Faine B, Stoltze A, Pearson K, Ahmed A: Prehospital oral chlorhexidine does not reduce the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia among critically ill trauma patients: A prospective concurrent-control study. J Crit Care 2015 May; 30(4):787-92

  26. Stoltze AJ, Wong TS, Harland KK, Ahmed A, Fuller BM, Mohr NM: Prehospital tidal volume influences hospital tidal volume: A cohort study. J Crit Care 2015 Mar; 30(3):495-501

  27. Faine BA, Harland KK, Porter B, Liang SY, Mohr N: A Clinical Decision Rule Identifies Risk Factors Associated With Antimicrobial-Resistant Urinary Pathogens in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Validation Study. Ann Pharmacother 2015 Jun; 49(6):649-55

  28. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Miller CN, Deitchman AR, Levine BJ, Castagno N, Hassebroek EC, Dhedhi A, Scott-Wittenborn N, Grace E, Lehew C, Kollef MH: Mechanical Ventilation and ARDS in the ED: A Multicenter, Observational, Prospective, Cross-sectional Study. Chest 2015 Mar; 148(2):365-74

  29. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Skrupky L, Fowler S, Kollef MH, Carpenter CR: The use of inhaled prostaglandins in patients with ARDS: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Chest 2015 Mar; 147(6):1510-22

  30. Mohr NM, Stoltze AJ, Harland KK, Van Heukelom JN, Hogrefe CP, Ahmed A: An evidence-based medicine curriculum implemented in journal club improves resident performance on the Fresno test. J Emerg Med 2014 Dec; 48(2):222-229.e1

  31. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Graetz TJ, Lynch IP, Dettmer M, Cullison K, Coney T, Gogineni S, Gregory R: The impact of cardiac dysfunction on acute respiratory distress syndrome and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis and septic shock: an observational study. J Crit Care 2014 Sep; 30(1):65-70

  32. Fuller BM, Mohr NM: Limiting acute respiratory distress syndrome in the emergency department: a survey of US academic emergency medicine physicians. Eur J Emerg Med 2014 Aug; 21(5):387-8

  33. Mohr NM, Harland KK, Skeete D, Pearson K, Choi K: Duration of prehospital intubation is not a risk factor for development of early ventilator-associated pneumonia. J Crit Care 2014 May; 29(4):539-44

  34. Mohr NM, Doerschug KC: Response. Chest 2014 Mar; 145(3):667

  35. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Hotchkiss RS, Kollef MH: Reducing the burden of acute respiratory distress syndrome: the case for early intervention and the potential role of the emergency department. Shock 2014 Jan; 41(5):378-87

  36. Mohr NM, Collier J, Hassebroek E, Groth H: Characterizing critical care physician staffing in rural America: a description of Iowa intensive care unit staffing. J Crit Care 2013 Dec; 29(2):194-8

  37. Mohr NM, Doerschug KC: Point: Should Antipyretic Therapy Be Given Routinely to Febrile Patients in Septic Shock? Yes. Chest 2013 Oct; 144(4):1096-1098

  38. Mohr NM, Doerschug KC: Rebuttal From Drs Mohr and Doerschug. Chest 2013 Oct; 144(4):1101-1102

  39. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Dettmer M, Kennedy S, Cullison K, Bavolek R, Rathert N, McCammon C: Mechanical ventilation and acute lung injury in emergency department patients with severe sepsis and septic shock: an observational study. Acad Emerg Med 2013 Jul; 20(7):659-69

  40. Mohr NM, Wessman B: Continuous capnography should be used for every emergency department procedural sedation. Ann Emerg Med 2013 May; 61(6):697-8

  41. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Carpenter CR: Protective ventilation for patients without acute respiratory distress syndrome. JAMA 2013 Feb; 309(7):654-5

  42. Fuller BM, Mohr NM, Drewry AM, Carpenter CR: Lower tidal volume at initiation of mechanical ventilation may reduce progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome - a systematic review. Crit Care 2013 Jan; 17(1):R11

  43. Fuller BM, Mohr N, Skrupky L, Mueller K, McCammon C: Emergency Department vancomycin use: dosing practices and associated outcomes. J Emerg Med 2012 Dec; 44(5):910-8

  44. Mohr NM, Faine B: Increased mortality with early therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest - a case study in allocation bias. Resuscitation 2012 Sep; 83(12):e221; author reply e223

  45. Mohr N, Skrupky L, Fuller B, Moy H, Alunday R, Wallendorf M, Micek S, Fagley R: Early antipyretic exposure does not increase mortality in patients with gram-negative severe sepsis: a retrospective cohort study. Intern Emerg Med 2012 Aug; 7(5):463-70

  46. Mohr NM, Fuller BM: Low tidal volume ventilation should be the routine ventilation strategy of choice for all emergency department patients. Ann Emerg Med 2012 Jul; 60(2):215-6

  47. Mohr NM, Fuller BM, Skrupky LP, Moy H, Alunday R, Micek ST, Fagley RE: Clinical and demographic factors associated with antipyretic use in gram-negative severe sepsis and septic shock. Ann Pharmacother 2011 Sep; 45(10):1207-16

  48. Mohr NM, Hotchkiss RS, Micek ST, Durrani S, Fuller BM: Change in temperature profile may precede fever and be an early indicator of sepsis: a case report. Shock 2011 Aug; 36(3):318-20; discussion 320-1

  49. Mohr NM, Smith-Coggins R, Larrabee H, Dyne PL, Promes SB: Generational influences in academic emergency medicine: structure, function, and culture (Part II). Acad Emerg Med 2011 Feb; 18(2):200-7

  50. Mohr NM, Moreno-Walton L, Mills AM, Brunett PH, Promes SB: Generational influences in academic emergency medicine: teaching and learning, mentoring, and technology (part I). Acad Emerg Med 2011 Feb; 18(2):190-9