John Gallagher, DNP, RN, CCRN-K, RRT, FAAN, FCCM

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Acute and Critical Care Nursing
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Mechanical Ventilation 
  • Simulation
  • Trauma Care and Trauma Systems

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Application of monitoring technology to detect respiratory compromise.

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Nursing
Presidential Citation
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Presidential Citation
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Fellow Critical Care Medicine
American College of Critical Care Medicine
Distinguished Alumni Award
LeSalle University School of Nursing
Victoria Rich Transformational Leadership Award
Penn Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Academy of Nursing (AAN)
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel
Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH)"


  • Adamski JL, Gallagher, JJ Crisis Management. AACN Adv Crit Care. 2022 Dec 15;33(4):337-338. 
  • Kuriakose S, Singh K, Pau AK, Daar E, Gandhi R, Tebas P, Evans L, Gulick RM, Lane HC, Masur H, …… Gallagher, JJ. Developing Treatment Guidelines During a Pandemic Health Crisis: Lessons Learned From COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jun 15. 
  • Gallagher, JJ & Adamski, JL (2021) Mass casualties and disaster implications for the critical care team. AACN Advanced Critical Care. 32(1): 76-88
  • Raza SS, Kaufman EJ, Hatchimonji JS, Raza SS, Kaufman EJ, Hatchimonji JS, Garcia Whitlock AE, Seamon MJ, Holena DN, Gallagher JJ, Reilly PM, Cannon, JW. (2020) Show me where it hurts: Outcomes from targeted delivery of stop the bleed (STB) training in geomapped urban hot spots for penetrating injury. J Am Coll Surg.231(4, Supplement 2):e251. 
  • Hatchimonji JS, Sikoutris J, Smith BP, Vella MA, Dumas RP. Zaffer QA, Gallagher JJ, Reilly PM, Raza SS, Cannon JW, (2020) The REBOA dissipation curve: Training starts to wane at 6 months in the absence of clinical REBOA cases. Journal of Surgical Education. 77(6):1598-1604. 
  • Qasim, Z., Sjoholm, L.O., Volgraf, J., Sailes, S., Nance, M.L., Perks, D., Grewal, H., Meyer, L.K., Walker, J., Koenig, G.J., Donnelly, J., Gallagher, JJ, Kaufman, E, Kaplan, M.J., Cannon, J.W. (2020). Trauma center response and surge response during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic-The Philadelphia story. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2020 Oct;89(4):821-828.
  • Lee, R.K., Gallagher, JJ, Ejike, J.C., Hunt, L. (2020). Intra-abdominal hypertension and the open abdomen: nursing guidelines from the abdominal compartment society. Critical Care Nurse, 40(1): 13-26.
  • Gallagher, J.J. (2018). Capnography monitoring during procedural sedation and analgesia. AACN Advance Critical Care, 29(4): 405-414.
  • Gallagher, J.J. (2018). Alternative modes of mechanical ventilation. Advance Critical Care, 29(4): 396-404.
  • Gallagher, J.J. (2018). Ask the Expert: Mechanical Ventilator Modes. Critical Care Nurse, 38: 74-76.
  • Chreiman, K.M., Prakash, P.S., Martin, N.D., Kim, P.K., Mehta, S., McGinnis, K., Gallagher, J.J., Reilly, P.M (2017). Staying connected: service-specific orientation can be successfully achieved using a mobile application for onboarding care providers. Trauma Surgery Acute Care Open, 2(1): 1-6.  
  • Gallagher, J.J. and Chulay, M. (2017) Practice Alert: Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults. Critical Care Nurse, 37(3): e22-25.
  • Shafi, S, Collinsworth, A.W., Richter, K.M., Alam, H.B., Becker, L.B., Bullock, M.R., Ecklund, J.M., Gallagher, J.J., Gandhi, R., Haut, E.R., Hickman, Z.L., Hotz, H., McCarthy,. J., Valadka, A.B., Weigelt, J. (2016). Bundles of care for resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock and severe brain injury in trauma patients-Translating knowledge into practice. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 81 (4): 780-794. 
  • Vioque, S.M., Kim, P.K., McMaster, J., Gallagher, J.J., Allen, S.A., Holena, D.N., Reilly, P.M., Pascual, J.L. (2014). Classifying errors in preventable and potentially preventable trauma deaths: a 9-year review using the Joint Commission’s standardized methodology. American Journal of Surgery, 208: 187-194. 
  • Gallagher, J.J. (2014). Management of Blunt pulmonary injury. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 25 (4), 379-388. 
  • Pinsky, M.R., Brudney, C.S., Cannesson, M, Gallagher, J.J., Marik, P.E., Mena, G.E., Pearse, R. (2010). Goal directed therapy: optimizing fluid management in your patient. Initiative in Safe Patient Care. Sax Communications, Burlington, VT.
  • Gallagher, J.J. (2010). Intraabdominal Hypertension: Detecting and Managing a Lethal
  • Complication of Critical Illness. AACN Advanced Critical Care Journal, 21(2), 205-217
  • Gallagher, J.J. (2009). Taking aim at ARDS. Nursing 2009 39 (10), 48-55.
  • Gracias VH, Kim P, Puri N, Horan AM, Gupta R, Gallagher J.J., Sicoutris CP, Sonnad S, Hanson CW, Schwab CW. (2007).  Digital output volumetric pulmonary artery catheters eliminate interoperator interpretation variability and improve consistency of treatment decisions Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 204(2):209-215 
  • Gracias, V. & Gallagher, J.J. (2006). Protocol driven measures to reduce nosocomial pneumonia. Panamerican Journal of Trauma, 13(1), 15-19. 

Books/Book Chapters

  • Gallagher, J.J. Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: Volume and Pressure Modes. In Johnson, K.L., Editor (2023). AACN procedure manual for progressive and critical care.(8th ed., pp. 233-253). Missouri: Elsevier.
  • Bittner, E, Gallagher, J.J., Wilcox, S. (eds.) Airway and Mechanical Ventilation Management (1st ed.) (2021). Illinois: Society of Critical Care Medicine.
  • Gallagher, J.J. & Hunninghake, J. Safe Mechanical Ventilation, in Bittner, E, Gallagher, J.J., Wilcox, S. (eds.) (2021) Airway and Mechanical Ventilation Management, 1st edition. Illinois: Society of Critical Care Medicine.


Doctor of Nursing Practice
University of Pittsburgh
Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist
LaSalle University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
LaSalle University
Associate of Science
Respiratory Care
Gwynedd Mercy University