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Dr. Kay Ball

Department of Nursing

Visiting Assistant Professor

A.D.N. Columbus State Community College, 1974
B.S.N., Otterbein University, 1983
M.S.A., Central Michigan University, 1987
Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Perioperative nursing
  • Legislative activities
Professional Affiliations and Awards
March 1982 Resolution authored by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons recognized Kay Ball’s pioneering efforts.


Ball, K, Endoscopic Surgery, 1997, St. Louis, C. V. Mosby, Inc.
Ball, K, Lasers in the OR, 1988, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK, Inc.
Ball, K, Lasers: The Perioperative Challenge, 3rd edition, 2004, Denver, AORN, Inc. (also author of 1st and 2nd editions)
Ball, K, “Surgical modalities,” in: Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 14th ed., 2011, Rothrock, J, (ed), St. Louis, C. V. Mosby, Inc. (have written this chapter for 9th - 14th editions). Ball, K, “Transition into PACU from OR,” in: The Post Anesthesia Care Unit, 4th ed, 2007, Cecil Drain & Jan Odom-Forren (eds), Philadelphia, WB Saunders. Ball, K, “Hazards from Surgical Smoke: Decreasing Your Risk,” in Perioperative Safety, 2010, Donna Watson (ed), St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier. Author of over 100 articles and editorials.

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