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Kenneth Wofford F-4861-2015

Kenneth Wofford, PhD, CRNA, CHSE, FAWM, DiMM

Assoc Professor, College of Nursing

  • kwofford@health.usf.edu
  • (813) 224-7831
  • CAML Building, Room
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  • PhD, Nursing, Duke University, 2012
  • MS, Nurse Anesthesia, Georgetown, 2004
  • BSN, Nursing, Jacksonville University, 1997

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Other

Research Interests

  • Dr. Wofford is a retired Navy Nurse Scientist, and has conducted research in postoperative outcomes, fluid and airway management, and student nurse anesthetist success.


  • APRN Uniformed Faculty of the Year (Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing - 2019)
  • Innovative Faculty of the Year (USF College of Nursing - 2019)
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing - 2018)
  • APRN Uniformed Faculty of the Year (Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing - 2016)
  • Clinical Instructor of the Year (Navy Nurse Corps Anesthesia Program - 2008)


  • Academy of Wilderness Medicine (Fellow, 2021 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Moore C, B, Bond J, D, Bundoc E, G, Hefley J, B, Wofford K, A, & Bonds R, L, . Resuming Breastfeeding After Surgery: Influencing Practice Recommendations. Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 1089(20) : 30408-1
  • Kline J, Lee W, & Wofford K. NTRAPEC Technique Controls Pectoralis Spasm and Pain for Subpectoral Breast Implantation: A Retrospective Study Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open.. 8(2) : e2646, 2020.
  • Cuevas DK, Rucker MT, Johnson DT, Crerar C, Wofford K, Bonds R. Implementation of a Standardized Preoperative Diabetes Medication Guideline and its Effect on Day of Procedure Blood Glucose Levels. Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses. 34(2) : 303-309, 2019. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30270046
  • O'Driscoll L, Girolamo RG, Crerar C, Williamson W, Moore C, Wofford K, Bonds R. Implementation of an Education Program for an Ultrasound-Guided Liposomal Bupivacaine Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Block Protocol for Open Abdominal Procedures. AANA journal. 86(6) : 479-487, 2018. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31584422
  • Lewis PC, Camou E, Wofford K. The Impact of Cigarette Smoking on the Formation of Heterotopic Ossification Among Service Members With a Traumatic Amputation. Military medicine. 182(5) : e1742-e1748, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29087919
  • Wofford KA. Preparing Anesthetists to Manage Cannot Intubate/Cannot Ventilate Situations. Annual review of nursing research. 35(1) : 1-16, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27935771
  • D'Angelo M, Losch J, Smith B, Geslak M, Compton S, Wofford K, Seery JM, Morrison M, Wedmore I, Paimore J, Gross K, Cuenca PJ, Welder MD. Expeditionary Resuscitation Surgical Team: The US Army's Initiative to Provide Damage Control Resuscitation and Surgery to Forces in Austere Settings. Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals. 17(4) : 76-79, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29256200
  • Frederick HJ, Wofford K, de Lisle Dear G, Schulman SR. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Determine the Effect of Depth of Anesthesia on Emergence Agitation in Children. Anesthesia and analgesia. 122(4) : 1141-6, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26771265
  • Wilson JT, Gibbons SW, Wofford K. Process Improvement: Addressing Attrition from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia Program. AANA journal. 83(5) : 351-6, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26638457
  • D'Angelo M, Hodgen RK, Wofford K, Vacchiano C. A Theoretical Mathematical Model to Estimate Blood Volume in Clinical Practice. Biological research for nursing. 17(5) : 478-86, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25332464
  • Vacchiano CA, Wofford KA, Titch JF. Chapter 1 posttraumatic stress disorder: a view from the operating theater. Annual review of nursing research. 32: 1-23, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25222535
  • Wofford K, Hertzberg M, Silva S, Vacchiano C. Effect of elective surgery on subjective health in veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. AANA journal. 82(4) : 285-92, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25167608
  • Wofford K, Hertzberg M, Vacchiano C. The perioperative implications of posttraumatic stress disorder. AANA journal. 80(6) : 463-70, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23409641
  • Wofford K, Kase S, Moore J, Kelly J, Pellegrini JE. The effect of Pencan needle orientation on spinal anesthesia outcomes. AANA journal. 73(2) : 121-7, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15835832