|Present||Associate Professor, Cedarville University ‐ School of Nursing|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2011 - Present||Member, American Nurses Association||2011 - Present||Member, National League for Nursing||2011 - Present||Member, Ohio League for Nursing||2011 - Present||Member, Ohio Nurses Association|
|Ph.D., Kent State University|
|M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania|
|B.S.N., Xavier University|
|Diploma, Community Hospital School of Nursing|
School of Nursing
Book Chapter (2)
Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Grounded Theory Research The Qualitative Report (2014)
National initiatives in the United States call for health research that addresses racial/ethnic disparities. Although grounded theory (GT) research has the potential to contribute much to the understanding of the health experiences of people of ...
Animal-assisted Therapy: Evaluation and Implementation of a Complementary Therapy to Improve the Psychological and Physiological Health of Critically Ill Patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) (2010)
Animal-assisted therapy has gained widespread support in a variety of health care settings, including critical care units. This article seeks to review some of the current animal-assisted therapy, define a structured program, and evaluate the ...
Massage Therapy for Stress Management: Implications for Nursing Practice Orthopaedic Nursing (2010)
Unresolved stress has been shown to have numerous adverse effects on the body. A review of the literature has revealed 2 major themes: (1) research that argues that massage has a direct relationship with positive ...
Prevention of Sepsis after Splenectomy. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) (2010)
Individuals who do not have a spleen are highly susceptible to severe infections. The purpose of this article was to present vaccination guidelines for prophylactic treatment of sepsis following splenectomy. Nursing considerations for the prevention ...
Prevention of Sternal Wound Infections after Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery with Use of Insulin Drug Therapy: A Review of the Literature Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) (2009)
Diabetes is a disease that can increase the risks of developing cardiac problems, which can include coronary artery bypass graft surgery. These patients are at an increased risk of developing serious complications after this surgery, ...
Attribution of Injury to Alcohol Involvement in Young Adults Seriously Injured in Alcohol-related Motor Vehicle Crashes American Journal of Critical Care (2000)
BACKGROUND: Approximately 40% of all traffic fatalities are associated with the use of alcohol. Hospitalization for serious injury after a motor vehicle crash related to use of alcohol may be an opportunity to change drinking ...
Mixed Venous Oxygen Saturation and Oxygen Partial Pressure as Predictors of Cardiac Index after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care (1993)
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between the mixed venous oxygen saturation (SvO2) and the cardiac index (CI) in individuals during the first 8 hours after coronary artery bypass grafting. DESIGN: Descriptive with a correlational design. ...
Aortic Valvuloplasty: Potential Nursing Diagnoses. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing (DCCN) (1989)
The use of transluminal balloon angioplasty has become widespread in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Since critical care nurses are responsible for the assessment and management after the procedure in the critical care unit, the ...