Center for Pediatric Nursing Research

Nursing Research Studies

Studies in Progress

Celiac screening in children age 18 and younger who have type 1 diabetes mellitus

Communication and decision-making at the end of life in the PICU: A qualitative study

Effectiveness of MPEWs at predicting risk events and unplanned ICU admission in a PACU setting 

  • PI: Ben White, BSN
  • Co-investigator: Pamela Christensen, MN, RN-BC, CPN

Developing a pre-appointment video to prepare new families for genetics clinic visit

Nursing perspectives of sleep in hospitalized children and their caregivers

Health literacy and diabetes management outcomes

Assessing the impact of equity, diversity, and inclusion training for nurses

Advanced practice providers and resilience

  • PI: Julia Mitzel, MSN, ARNP 
  • Co-investigator: Elaine Walsh, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Association of parent characteristics and pediatric inpatient falls

Improving the perioperative care of patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through the use of Adaptive Care Assessment Tool

Physical activity in children with neurodevelopmental disorders

Measurement of inpatient unit noise to better understand when noise levels are exceeding EPA and WHO threshold for achieving restorative sleep

  • PI: Todd Greenhow, BSN, CPHON, RN
  • Co-investigator: Teresa Ward, PhD, RN UW

Assessing for food insecurity in families admitted to the acute care hospital setting

  • PI: Leah Kroon, MA, MN, RN, CPHON
  • Co-investigator: Kelly Fischer, MEd, Sarah Caufield, RN

Completed Studies 

Improving patient satisfaction and decreasing emergency visits through prompt response by triage nurse

Accuracy, sensitivity and patient preference of non-invasive thermometers in a pediatric surgical acute care setting

  • PI: Esther Opersteny, BSN, RN, CPN
  • Co-investigators: Katie Davenport, BSN, CPN; Jennifer Husby, RN, CPN; Hanna Lessard, BSN, CPN, RN; Erin Moriarty, MSN, RN, CNS; Karissa Myking, BSN, RN; and Ashley Van Drunen, MN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CNS

RN/Resident Reciprocal Shadowing Program

Kids and Iron Supplements for Sleep (KISS)

Predicting Emergency Severity Index (ESI) Level Based on Pre-Arrival Information

Validation of automatic versus manual blood pressure measurements on children using Philips MP30 monitors

A multicenter analysis and comparison of nursing interventions to prepare children and families for pediatric urodynamic exams

Impact of translated discharge instructions on caregiver knowledge and post-hospitalization care among families with limited English proficiency

  • PI: Patty Hencz, RN
  • Co-investigators: Beth Bel, MD, MsC, MPH, and Adriana Harden, BSN, RN

Long-term adherence outcomes: children using enemas for bowel management

  • PI: Connie Mantel, RN, CPN
  • Co-investigators: Robert DiBlasi, RRT-NPS, FAARC; Joan Roberts, MD; and Sara Zaman, MD

Physiologic effects of nasal versus nasopharyngeal suctioning in infants with viral bronchiolitis

  • PIs: Coral Ringer, MN, RN, CPN, and Rebecca Engberg, BSN, RN, CPN
  • Co-investigators: Robert DiBlasi, RRT-NPS, FAARC; Joan Roberts, MD; and Sara Zaman, MD

Assessing temperature and detecting fever in the pediatric hematology/oncology and bone marrow transplant population using the temporal artery thermometer (TAT)

Development of a personalized clinical assessment tool for the medically complex child

Impact of child life intervention during outpatient cystic fibrosis clinic procedure: A pilot study

Determining inter-rater reliability of the Cornell Assessment of Pediatric Delirium (CAPD) screening tool among pediatric and cardiac intensive care unit nurses