Center for Pediatric Nursing Research

Nursing Research Publications


Acker, M., & Deem, N. (2019). The development of a pediatric medication administration guideline for preprocedure nurse callers. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing : Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, 34(3), 559-566. doi:S1089-9472(18)30285-5 [pii]

Bosque, E. M. (2019). Development of an alarm algorithm, with nanotechnology multimodal sensor, to predict impending infusion failure and improve safety of peripheral intravenous catheters in neonates. Advances in Neonatal Care : Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000690 [doi]

Buckley, J. R., Amula, V., Sassalos, P., Costello, J. M., Smerling, A. J., Iliopoulos, I., . . . Collaborative Research in Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Investigators. (2019). Multicenter analysis of early childhood outcomes after repair of truncus arteriosus. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 107(2), 553-559. doi:S0003-4975(18)31527-3 [pii]

Byrd, B. D., Sither, C. B., Goggins, J. A., Kunze-Garcia, S., Pesko, K. N., Bustamante, D. M., . . . O'Meara, G. F. (2019). Aquatic thermal conditions predict the presence of native and invasive rock pool aedes (diptera: Culicidae) in the southern appalachians, U.S.A. Journal of Vector Ecology : Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology, 44(1), 30-39. doi:10.1111/jvec.12326 [doi]

Chang, I. J., Sun, A., Bouchard, M. L., Kamps, S. E., Hale, S., Done, S., . . . Glass, I. A. (2018). Novel phenotype of achondroplasia due to biallelic FGFR3 pathogenic variants. American Journal of Medical Genetics.Part A, 176(7), 1675-1679. doi:10.1002/ajmg.a.38839 [doi]

Cutchins, L. A., Miller, E., & Eaton, K.Here's how one children's hospital is ensuring behavioral and mental health patients get the care they  need. Children;s Hospital Today, August 19, 2019

Davidson, L. A., Utarnachitt, R. B., Mason, A., & Sawyer, T. (2018). Development and testing of a neonatal intubation checklist for an air medical transport team. Air Medical Journal, 37(1), 41-45. doi:S1067-991X(17)30230-4 [pii]

Erickson, J. M., Ameringer, S., Linder, L., Macpherson, C. F., Elswick, R. K.,Jr, Luebke, J. M., & Stegenga, K. (2019). Using a heuristic app to improve symptom self-management in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 8(2), 131-141. doi:10.1089/jayao.2018.0103 [doi]

Farris, R., Irby, G. A., Valdivia, H. R., Kalember, L., Beardsley, E., O'Hare, P., . . . Roberts, J. (2019). Hospital-wide implementation of standardized access to peripheral vasopressors for sepsis. Pediatric Quality & Safety, 4(3s), e169.

Field, M. (2019). How do we improve the quality and flow of certified nursing assistant handoff without reinventing the wheel? Journal of Nurses in Professional Development, doi:10.1097/NND.0000000000000574

Gephart, S. M., Moore, E. F., & Fry, E. (2018). Standardized feeding protocols to reduce risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in fragile infants born premature or with congenital heart disease: Implementation science needed. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 30(4), 457-466. doi:S0899-5885(18)30973-0 [pii]

Graves, J. M., Mackelprang, J. L., Van Natta, S. E., & Holliday, C. (2018). Suicide prevention training: Policies for health care professionals across the united states as of october 2017. American Journal of Public Health, 108(6), 760-768. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2018.304373 [doi]

Gray, M. M., Thomas, A. A., Burns, B., & Umoren, R. A. (2019). Identifying crucial equipment and skills needed to evacuate critically ill infants during disasters: Using nursing expertise to guide training targets. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 34(4), 370-375. doi:10.1017/S1049023X19004473 [doi]

Howells, A. J. (2019). We need to understand the big picture! Clinical Ethics, 14(3), 122. doi:10.1177/1477750919851062

Jones, E., Loomis, M., Mealey, S., Newman, M., Schroder, H., Smith, A., & Wickline, M. (2019). Development of a comprehensive infection control program for a short-term shelter serving trafficked women. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), 36(1), 53-61. doi:10.1111/phn.12551 [doi]

Kim, G., & Waldrep, V. (2018). a pediatric case of insulin lispro u-200 as continuous insulin infusion to treat type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated by insulin resistance. AACE Clinical Case Reports, 4(5), e419-e421. doi:10.4158/ACCR-2018-0109

Linder, L. A., Stegenga, K., Erickson, J., Ameringer, S., Newman, A. R., Chiu, Y. S., & Macpherson, C. F. (2019). Priority symptoms, causes, and self-management strategies reported by AYAs with cancer. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 58(5), 774-783. doi:S0885-3924(19)30381-1 [pii]

Linder, L. A., Wu, Y. P., Macpherson, C. F., Fowler, B., Wilson, A., Jo, Y., . . . Johnson, R. (2019). Oral medication adherence among adolescents and young adults with cancer before and following use of a smartphone-based medication reminder app. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 8(2), 122-130. doi:10.1089/jayao.2018.0072 [doi]

Lion, K. C., Kieran, K., Desai, A., Hencz, P., Ebel, B. E., Adem, A., . . . Horn, I. (2019). Audio-recorded discharge instructions for limited english proficient parents: A pilot study. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 45(2), 98-107. doi:S1553-7250(18)30160-0 [pii]

Mosterd, S.C., Dailey, L.A., Pophal, S.G., Ryan, J. (2019). The usefulness of incorporating three-dimensional heart models during cardiology consultations in the neonatal intensive care unit (letter to the editor). Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 25(1), 9.

Nampijja, M., Webb, E., Nanyunja, C., Sadoo, S., Nalugya, R., Nyonyintono, J., . . . Tann, C. J. (2019). Randomised controlled pilot feasibility trial of an early intervention programme for young infants with neurodevelopmental impairment in uganda: A study protocol. BMJ Open, 9(10), e032705-2019-032705. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032705 [doi]

Pflugeisen, B. M., Patterson, P., Macpherson, C. F., Ray, B. C., Jacobsen, R. L., Hornyak, N., & Johnson, R. H. (2019). Putting adolescents and young adults in a room together: Launching an adolescent and young adult oncology council. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology, 8(5), 540-546. doi:10.1089/jayao.2018.0139 [doi]

Ramirez, J. M., Severs, L. J., Ramirez, S. C., & Agosto-Marlin, I. M. (2018). Advances in cellular and integrative control of oxygen homeostasis within the central nervous system. The Journal of Physiology, 596(15), 3043-3065. doi:10.1113/JP275890 [doi]

Ramirez, S. C., Koschnitzky, J. E., Youngquist, T. M., Baertsch, N. A., Smith, C. V., & Ramirez, J. M. (2019). Perinatal breathing patterns and survival in mice born prematurely and at term. Frontiers in Physiology, 10, 1113. doi:10.3389/fphys.2019.01113 [doi]

Romero, H. M., Ringer, C., Leu, M. G., Beardsley, E., Kelly, K., Fesinmeyer, M. D., . . . Migita, D. (2018). Neonatal jaundice: Improved quality and cost savings after implementation of a standard pathway. Pediatrics, 141(3), 10.1542/peds.2016-1472. Epub 2018 Feb 21. doi:e20161472 [pii]

Rubins, D., & Ramirez, S. (2019). Innter-ear abnormalities in SIDS. In M. C. Cohen, I. B. Scheimberg, J. B. Beckwith & F. R. Hauck (Eds.), Investigation of sudden infant death syndrome. (pp. 207). Cambridge, UK: University Press.

Sawyer, T., Billimoria, Z., Handley, S., Smith, K., Yalon, L., Brogan, T. V., & DiGeronimo, R. (2019). Therapeutic plasma exchange in neonatal septic shock: A retrospective cohort study. American Journal of Perinatology, doi:10.1055/s-0039-1692184 [doi]

Sawyer, T., Burke, C., McMullan, D. M., Chan, T., Valdivia, H., Yalon, L., & Roberts, J. (2019). Impacts of a pediatric extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) simulation training program. Academic Pediatrics, 19(5), 566-571. doi:S1876-2859(19)30008-7 [pii]

Sawyer, T., Motz, P., Schooley, N., & Umoren, R. (2019). Positive pressure ventilation coaching during neonatal bag-mask ventilation: A simulation-based pilot study. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 12(3), 243-248. doi:10.3233/NPM-18119 [doi]

Simon, T. D., Haaland, W., Hawley, K., Lambka, K., & Mangione-Smith, R. (2018). Development and validation of the pediatric medical complexity algorithm (PMCA) version 3.0. Academic Pediatrics, 18(5), 577-580. doi:S1876-2859(18)30089-5 [pii]

Sonney, J., Segrin, C., & Kolstad, T. (2019). Parent- and child-reported asthma responsibility in school-age children: Examining agreement, disagreement, and family functioning. Journal of Pediatric Health Care : Official Publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, 33(4), 386-393. doi:S0891-5245(18)30516-9 [pii]

Thomas, K. A. (2019). Nursing research at seattle children's: Grassroots inquiry. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 47, 165-166. doi:S0882-5963(19)30197-6 [pii]

Umoren, R. A., Gray, M. M., Schooley, N., Billimoria, Z., Smith, K. M., & Sawyer, T. L. (2018). Effect of video-based telemedicine on transport management of simulated newborns. Air Medical Journal, 37(5), 317-320. doi:S1067-991X(18)30044-0 [pii]

Valdivia, H. R., & Carlin, K. E. (2019). Determining interrater reliability of the cornell assessment of pediatric delirium screening tool among PICU nurses. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : A Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 20(4), e216-e220. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000001896 [doi]

Varney, E. J., Van Drunen, A. M., Moore, E. F., Carlin, K., & Thomas, K. (2019). Blood pressure measurement error in children: Lessons in measurement reliability. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 27(1), 114-125. doi:10.1891/1061-3749.27.1.114 [doi]

Weak, L., Fecske, E., Breedt, A., Cartwright, C., Crawford, D., & Forbes, A. (2018). Reflections on 50 years of pediatric neuroscience nursing. The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing : Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, 50(5), 260-264. doi:10.1097/JNN.0000000000000393 [doi]

Withycombe, J. S., Haugen, M., Zupanec, S., Macpherson, C. F., & Landier, W. (2019). Consensus recommendations from the children's oncology group nursing discipline's state of the science symposium: Symptom assessment during childhood cancer treatment. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing : Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses, 36(4), 294-299. doi:10.1177/1043454219854983 [doi]

Wu, Y. P., Linder, L. A., Kanokvimankul, P., Fowler, B., Parsons, B. G., Macpherson, C. F., & Johnson, R. H. (2018). Use of a smartphone application for prompting oral medication adherence among adolescents and young adults with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(1), 69-76. doi:10.1188/18.ONF.69-76 [doi]


Acker, M. & Deem, N. (2018). The development of a pediatric medication administration guideline for pre-procedure nurse callers. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Epub ahead of print.doi: 10.1016/j.jopan.2018.06.102

Buckley, J.R., Amula, V., Sassalos, P., Costello, J.M., Smerling, A.J., Iliopoulos, I., Jennings, A., Riley, C.M., Cashen, K., Narasimhulu, S.S., Narayana Gowda. K.M., Bakar, A.M., Wilhelm, M., Badheka, A., Moser, E.A.S., & Mastropietro, C.W. (2018). Multicenter analysis of early childhood outcomes following repair of truncus arteriosus. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, In press.

Field, M., Fong, K., Shade, C. (2018). Use of electronic visibility boards to improve patient care quality, safety, and flow on inpatients pediatric acute care units. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, S0882-5963(17)30492-X. Epub ahead of print.

Gephart, S.M., Moore, E.F., & Fry, E. (2018). Standardized feeding protocols to reduce risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in fragile infants born premature or with congenital heart disease: Implementation science needed. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 30(4), 457-466.

Hogan, D., DiMartino, T., Kiu, J., Mastro, K.A., Larson, E., Carter, E. (2018, epub ahead of print). Video-based education to reduce distress and improve understanding among pediatric MRI patients: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, S0882-5963(17)30455-4.  doi 10.1016/j.pedn.2018.01.005

Hyatt, A., Carlin, K., & Stone, K. (2018). Predicting pediatric emergency severity index level based on emergency department pre-arrival information. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 41, 34-37. doi 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.12.005

Lion, K.C., Kieran K., Desai, A.D., Kraus, J., Hencz, P., Ebel, B.E., Adem, A., Forbes, S., Gutman, C.K., Horn, I.B. (In press). Audio-recorded discharge instructions for limited English proficient parents: A pilot study. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.06.001

MacPherson, C.F., Wang, J., DeWalt, D.A., Stern, E.D., Jacogs, S., & Hinds, P.S. (2018). Comparison of legacy fatigue measures with the PROMIS Pediatric Fatigue Short Form. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(1), 106-114.  doi: 10.1188/18.ONF.106-114

Moore, E.F., Pak, J., Jefefris-Kirk, C., Armatage, A., Kronmal, R.S., Salerno, J.S. & Files, M.D. (2018). Development and implementation of a standardized heparin protocol for left-sided pediatric electrophysiology procedures. Pediatric Cardiology. Online March 2, 2018.

Romero, H., Ringer, C. Leu, M., Beardsley, E., Kelly, K. Fesinmeyer, M. Haaland, W. Johnson, J. Migita, D. (2018, epub ahead of print). Neonatal jaundice: Improved quality and cost savings after implementation of a standard pathway. Pediatrics, e2016147.  doi 10.1542/peds.2016-1472

Wu, Y.P., Linder, L.A., Kanokvimankul, P., Fowler, B., Parsons, B.G., MacPherson, C.F., & Johnson, R.H. (2018). Use of a Smartphone application for prompting oral medication adherence among adolescents and young adults with cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 45(1), 69-76  doi 10.1188/18.ONF.69-76


Busby [Felix], B., Campbell, S., Cole, R., DeVires, C., Dobbins, K., Trimble, M., & Wickline, M. Photography in telemedicine: Improving diagnosis of chronic graft-versus-host disease. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 21(1), 86-92. doi 10.1188/17.CJON.86-92

Dearn, J., Thomas, K., & Oron, A.P. (2017). Variations in practices to prepare children and families for pediatric urodynamic examinations: A national survey. Urologic Nursing, 37 (5)

Donahue, S., DiBlasi, R.M., & Thomas, K. Humidification of blow-by oxygen during recovery of postoperative pediatric patients: One unit’s journey. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, epub. doi 10.1016/j.jopan.2017.11.002

Hyatt, A., Carlin, K., & Stone, K. (2017). Predicting pediatric emergency severity index level based on emergency department pre-arrival information. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Dec 19. epub. doi 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.12.005

Lazo, E.A. & Davis-Kirsch, S. (2017). Prompt response by clinic telephone triage staff improves satisfaction. AAACN Viewpoint, 39(1), 4-8.

Moore, E., Armatage, A., Keylon, J., Files, M.D., & Salerno, J.C. (2017). Assessing use of pain medication after pediatric catheterizations. Pediatric Nursing, 43(4), 163-168.

Opersteny, E., Anderson, H., Bates, J., Davenport, K., Husby, J., Myking, K., & Oron, A.P. (2017).  Precision, sensitivity and patient preference of non-invasive thermometers in a pediatric surgical acute care setting. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25, 36-41. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2017.02.003

Sackinger, D.A. (2017). Commentary. [Commentary on Dennis, C. et al. (2017). Models of partnership within family-centered care in the acute pediatric setting:  a discussion paper. Journal of  Advanced Nursing, 73, 361-374.] JAN Interactive, April 4, 2017. doi:

Shade, C., Kelly, K., & Hofmann, K. (2017). Addressing the unique needs of an electronic health record in a neonatal intensive care unit. JOGNN, 46, 304-309. doi 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.08.013


Thomas, K.A., Burr, R.L., and Spieker, S. (2016). Light and maternal influence in the entrainment of activity circadian rhythm in infants 4-12 weeks of age. Sleep and Biological Rhythms. doi: 10.1007/s41105-015-0046-2 (online January 5, 2016).

Thomas, K. A., and Spieker, S. (2016). Sleep, depression, and fatigue in late postpartum. MCN; American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(2), 104-109.

McCadam, B. (2016). Little moments make big impacts. APHON Counts, 30(3).

Morgan, L. (2016). Prevention starts with awareness: Adoptive adolescents at high risk for suicidal behavior. NASN School Nurse. First published: Oct. 13-2016

Ramsey, R.J.M. and Matt, S.B. (2016). Policy review and recommendations: Palliative care for pediatric patients in the United States of America. Journal of Community and Public Health Nursing, 2(4). 


Dickerson, J.A., Sinkey, M., Jacot, K., Stack, J., Sadlikova, K., Law, Y.M. & Jack, R.M. (2015). Tacrolimus and sirolimus in capillary dried blood spots allows for remote monitoring. Pediatric Transplantation, 19, 101-6.

Ismail, R., Linder, L.A., MacPherson, C.F., and Woods, N.F. (2015). Feasibility of an iPad application for studying menopause-related symptom clusters and women’s heuristics. Informatics for Health and Social Care, July 10, 1-20 (epub).

Jacot, K., Sinkey, M. & Stack, J. (2015). Tacrolimus and sirolimus in capillary dried blood spots allows for remote monitoring. Pediatric Transplantation.

Lion, K.C., Ebel, B., Rafton, S., Zhou, C., Hencz, P., and Mangione-Smith, R. (2015). Evaluation of a quality improvement intervention to increase use of telephonic interpretation. Pediatrics, 135, e709-16.

Neff, J.M., Clifton, H., Popalisky, J., and Zhou, C. (2015). Stratification of children by medical complexity. Academic Pediatrics, 15, 191-6.

O’Connor, M.R., Dobra, A., Voss, J., Pihoker, C., and Doorenbos, A. (2015) Type 1 diabetes among East African immigrant and nonimmigrant black youth in the U.S.Journal of Pediatric Nursing. [epub ahead of print]

Ridling, D.A. & Magyary, D. (2015). Implementation science: Describing implementation methods used by pediatric intensive care units in a national collaborative. Journal of Health Care Quality, 37, 102-116.

Taro, A. (2015). Staying out of sticky situations: How to choose the right tape for your patient. Wound Care Advisor, 4 (5), 21-26.

Thomas, K.A., Burr, R.L., & Spieker, S. (2015). Maternal and infant activity: Analytic approaches for the study of circadian rhythm. Infant Behavior and Development, 41, 80-87.

Wild, J.M., Erickson, N., McPhillips, H., and Whitlock, K. (2015). Improving interprofessional communication and collaboration: Findings from a novel reciprocal job shadow experience for pediatric residents and nurses. Academic Pediatrics, 15, e8.

Woods, N.F., Ismail, R., Linder, L.A., Macpherson, C.F. (2015). Midlife women’s symptom cluster heuristics: Evaluation of an iPad application for data collection. Menopause, 22 (10), 1058-66.


Fernbach, A., Lockart, B., Armus, C.L., Bashore, L.M., Levine, J., Kroon, L., Sylvain, G., Rodgers, C. (2014). Evidence-based recommendations for fertility preservation options for inclusion in treatment protocols for pediatric and adolescent patients diagnosed with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 31, 211-222.

Macpherson C.F., Linder L.A., Ameringer S., Erickson J., Stegenga K., Woods N.F. (2014). Feasibility and acceptability of an iPad application to explore symptom clusters in adolescents and young adults with cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 61, 1996-2003.

Rosenberg, A.R., Kroon, L. et al. (2014). Insurance status and risk of cancer mortality among adolescents and young adults. Cancer, Epub Dec 9, 2014.

Stegenga, K., Macpherson, C.F. (2014). "I'm a survivor, go study that word and you'll see my name": Adolescent and cancer identity work over the first year after diagnosis. Cancer Nursing, 37, 418-28.