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Advanced Practice Trauma & Critical Care Conference

Faculty - Nurse Practitioners 

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Rebecca Carman, MSN, ACNP-BC, is the Advanced Practice Trauma & Critical Care Conference Chair. She is a Trauma and Critical Care Nurse Practitioner at Intermountain Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center in Salt Lake City Utah. She is board-certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and is certified in ATLS and ACLS. Some of her responsibilities at IMC include team leading trauma resuscitations and management of critically injured patients.

In 2004, Rebecca received her Master of Science in Nursing degree at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. She graduated from Yale as a member of the national honors society, Sigma Theta Tau, Delta Mu Chapter. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1998 from Brigham Young University.

Rebecca’s professional interests include continuing education for NPs and PAs. She is actively involved in creating a world-class APC conference. This APC conference will facilitate professional networking as well as the sharing of research and skills. She is also a clinical educator for the NP and PA programs at the University of Utah.

When Rebecca is not working as an NP, she is enjoying life with her husband and 2 children. She also enjoys traveling, gardening, and reading.


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Jody L. Carter, MSN, ACNP-BC

Jody Carter, ACNP, is the Advanced Practice Clinician Manager for Trauma and Neurosurgical Services at Intermountain Medical Center an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center In Murray, Utah. He practices as a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Trauma Surgery and Critical Care. 

Jody received a Certificate of Surgical Technology from Salt Lake Community College. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing  from Weber State University. He received a Master’s of Science in Nursing with specialty in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Jody is Adjunct Volunteer Faculty for the University of Utah Nurse Practitioner program. He also is a coordinator for the ACS’s Advance Trauma Life Support course for Doctors and APC’s. He is interested in furthering the education of all health care providers and actively looks for opportunities to share his experience with others.


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​Merin M. KinikiniDNP, FNP, RD, CNSC

Merin Kinikini practices Functional Medicine and Nutrition Support at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

She is the nurse practitioner for the Nutrition Support Service and Associate Professor with the College of Nursing at the University of Utah.  Her clinical expertise includes nutrition support for a variety of chronic conditions.  She routinely sees complicated patients in the fields of oncology, pulmonology, heart failure, GI, rheumatology and neurology.

Her clinical interests include all forms of nutrition support that improve a person’s overall quality of life. This includes prevention of disease through diet, lifestyle and toxin exposure avoidance, as well as treating through disease when nutrition support is needed.  She enjoys taking care of abdominal tubes and working with patients who have short-bowel or dysfunctional bowel and need chronic IV TPN. Merin has been involved with ASPEN, and has given several webinars and lectures regarding fistula management in conjunction with Dr. White.  Merin recently completed her Clinical Doctorate of Nursing and her area of study included Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets as a way of treating recalcitrant epilepsy and other brain disorders.  Because of the interest in Functional Medicine, she is currently working on her certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine. In her spare time, Merin lectures on critical care nutrition to the APC students at the University of Utah and has been involved in the nutrition education of the GI fellows at the U.

When not at the hospital or studying, you can find Merin cooking for her family, riding her bike and spending time in the mountains.


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