2004 Research & Publications


Jane Bragg, Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, Nurse Researcher, Michelle Franco, ARNP, MSN, CPN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, & Pamela Wessling, ARNP, MSN, Education & Professional Development, "Effect of a Support Group on New Graduates' Retention" (Funded by STTI Beta Tau Chapter & Florida Nurses Foundation).

Patricia Dean, ARNP, MSN, Clinical Coordinator Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Outcome of Epilepsy Surgery in patients under 3 years of age.

Jeanette Diana, ARNP, MSN, Pediatric Surgical Team, Tina Shapiro, ARNP, MSN, Pediatric Surgical Team, "Use of Nitrous Oxide as Sedation for Short Minor Procedures".

Deborah Cagen, MSN, CPN, CPON, ARNP, Clinical Nurse Specialist PICU, & Maria Lina Wood, ARNP, MSN, Director of PICU, A Survey of Healthcare Personnel towards Family Presence during Rounds and Coding.

Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, Nurse Researcher, "Use of the Human Patient (Pediatric) Simulator to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills in New Graduates" funded by the Hugoton Foundation.

"Enhancing Nurse-Physician Collaboration Using a Human Patient (Pediatric Simulator)" funded by Miami Children's Health Foundation

Holly Olson, RN, BSN, Staff nurse on LifeFlight, "Effect of Inappropriate Size of Endotrachial Tubes in a Neonatal Transport".

Jill Tahmooressi, MBA, RN, Director 2East Surgical and 3Northeast Specialty Medical Unit, "Testing Three Pain Management Modalities in the Postoperative Pediatric Appendectomy Patient".

Cheryl Topps, ARNP, MSN, Nursing Informatics Specialist, Michelle Franco, ARNP, MSN, CPN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, Nurse Researcher, "Nurse's Perceptions of the Implementation of a Bar System for Medication Administration".

Pablo Valencia, Amanda Ranft, ARNP, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Phase III, randomized, double-blind, multi-center trial to assess the safety and efficacy of Veronate for the prevention of nosocomial Staphylococcal infections in premature infants.

JoAnne Youngblut, PhD, RN, FAAN, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Board of Directors (Professor, Florida International University), Brooten, Grossman, D, Lobar, S, Servaggion, Cagen, D., Wood, M.L., Gonzalez, M, Ranft, A, "Death in the NICU/PICU/CVICU: Parent and Family Functioning".


Referred journal

Burneweit, C., Jeanette Diana-Zerpa, MSN, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Nahmad, M., Lankau, C., Weinberger, M., Malvezzi, L., Smith, L., Shapiro, T. & Thayer, K. (2004). Nitrous Oxide Analgesia for Minor Pediatric Surgical Procedures: An Effective Alternative to Conscious Sedation, Journal of Pediatric Surgery 39 (3), 495-499.

Ernst, M., Franco, M., Messmer, PR., Gonzalez, JL.(2004). Practice applications of research. Nurses' Job Satisfaction, Stress and Recognition in a Pediatric Setting. Pediatric Nursing 30(3), 219-227.

Messmer, P., Jones, SG, Taylor, B. (2004). Enhancing knowledge and self-confidence of novice nurses: The Shadow the Nurse Program, Nursing Education Perspectives.

Other publications

Henry, M. (2004) Internal Communication: Minor Changes Yield Major Dividends. The Nurses' Station. Interview and publication from Physician's Weekly Emergency Department Edition. Vol. 1, No. 3.

Henry, M. Journal of Emergency Nurses Association, Managers Forum column, Cutting Edge Discussions of Management, policy and Program Issues in Emergency Care: Several Articles.

  • Moving Admitted Patients. (02/2004) Vol. 30, No. 1
  • Using LPNs and Paramedics in the ED. (02/2004) Vol. 30, No.1

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2004, February 2). "Pediatric Dysphasia". Advance for Nurses-Florida edition 5(3), 29-31.
Messmer, PR (2004). Undine Sams awarded World War II American Campaign and WWII Victory medals posthumously. Florida Nurse 52 (2), 16.
Quigley, P., Messmer, PR, Gorzka, P.& Wood, M. (2004). Florida 1st Magnet Nursing Research Conference. Florida Nurse 52 (1), 18.
Messmer, PR & Tahmooressi, J. (2004). Roxie Foster, PhD, RN, FAAN presents at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. Florida Nurse 52 (1), 12.
Messmer, PR & Gonzalez, JL. (2004, March-May). March to Magnet…one hospital's experience in achieving Magnet status…reprinted from Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 4th Qtr. Nebraska Nurse 37(1), 27
Messmer, PR & Gonzalez, JL. (2004th Qtr). March to Magnet…one hospital's experience in achieving Magnet status. Reflections on Nursing Leadership 29(4), 14-15.,
Vasquez, Dania, ARNP, MSN & Philotas, Rachael, RN, BSN (2004, September 13) Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies, Advance for Nurses-Florida edition 5(20), 17-20.

Books and Chapters
Hawkins, H., Bolick, B., Denke, N., Garlesky, CA., Williams, P. & Woloshyn, K. (2004). Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (3rd Edition). Des Plaines, IL; Emergency Nurses Association.
JoAnn Nieves, MSN, ARNP,CPN, APRN-BC , Cardiology & Cardiac ICU. Pulmonary Hypertension: Nursing Plan of Care. In American Association of Critical Care Nurses Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Manual. Mosby - Accepted for publication March, 2004. Anticipated text book- 2005-6.