Dr. Thomas (Tom) Ahrens, RN, PhD, FAAN is serving as the Chief Learning Officer. Dr. Ahrens is well-known as a national and international speaker for almost thirty years, he is an expert on critical care topics. Dr. Ahrens is actively involved in technology application, particularly in hemodynamic monitoring and capnography. His work is widely published in the application of technology to clinical practice. Dr. Ahrens is extensively published, including five books and over 100 papers, including research demonstrating how improving communication with high-risk patient families can improve both outcome and cost control.