2006 Research & Publications

Books and Chapters

  • Diana-Zerpa, Jeannette, MSN, ARNP (2006) Associate editor: Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, 2nd Ed; Chapter Author: Malrotation and volvulus, pp333-342. Published by Jones and Bartlett, Boston. 
  • Messmer, Patricia R. & Gonzalez, Jacqueline (2006). Creating a Culture for Promoting Nursing Research and Clinical Scholarship, Chapter 15 in Pat Yoder-Wise & Karren E. Kowalski; Beyond Leading and Managing in Nursing 1st edition. Elsevier.
  • Ramirez, D. A; Madrigal, V.N; Blouin, W.; Laufer, M.; Hernandez-Trujillo, V. P.; “Deficient Humoral Response to Haemophilus Influenza Type b Meningitis in a 7 Month Old Vaccinated Child”, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 117 (2):S171, February 2006.



  • Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN,BC, FAAN Nurse Researcher & Mary Ernst, ARNP, MSN, CNA,BC, Director of Cardiac Center, "University of Pittsburgh Nursing Students learn Disaster Preparedness thru the 'Three Cane Sisters-Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma" The Florida Nurse March 54(1), 27.
  • M. Sabaz, J.A. Lawson, D.R. Cairns, M.S. Duchowny, T.J. Resnick, P.M. Dean, A.F. Bleasel, and A.M.E. Bye  The impact of epilepsy surgery on quality of life in children. Neurology, 2006; 66: 557
  • Messmer, P (2006). Exploring ANCC Magnet’s forces of magnetism professional model of care using King’s theory of  goal attainment. Nursing Administration Quarterly 19(3), 227-9.
  • Messmer PR. Ernst M. (2006). University of Pittsburgh nursing students learn disaster preparedness thru the "Three Cane Sisters -- Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma Florida Nurse.  54(1), 27.



  • NACHRI Perception of Nursing Workforce & Nurses Satisfaction in the PICU- Wood, Maria Lina ARNP, MSN
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey-CDC & Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics- (Information was collected about large portion of ambulatory care provided by hospitals, outpatients and ED’s throughout US.) Salani, Deborah, ARNP, MSN, CPON & Mitchell, Don, RN, BSN
  • “Tell Me About Our Medical Home”- Janvier, Manuella ARNP, MSN  
  • Reducing Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections in Children- Thomas, Dottie RN, BSN, CIC, Patrick, Christian MD, PhD, Gonzalez, Jackie MSN, ARNP, CNAA-BC, FAAN, Bowles, Diane RN, BSN, CPHQ, Wood, Bing ARNP, MSN, Meyer, Keith MD, Cotilla, Manuel MD, Viar, Cathy RN, CIC, Trueba, Carla RN, MSN, Metellius, Gaetane RN, and Bauer, Andrea RN.
  • 4th National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect- Salani, D, ARNP-BC, MSN, CPON, Churchill, Susan, RN, BSN, CPN and Taber, Paul, RN, ADN.
  • ENA LUNARIII survey: Emergency Nurse’s Understanding and practice of Selected National Patient Safety Goals- Mitchell, Don, RN, BSN
  • Prevalence of second hand smoke exposure in children as detected in the urine- Siqueira, L, MD & Tahmooressi, Jill, MBA, ADN, RN-BC.
  • Assessing Prevalence of Pressure Ulcers and Skin Breakdown- Trueba, Carla, MSN, RN, CPN, Hill-Rodriguez, Deborah, ARNP, MSN, CS-BC, Gonzalez, Ingrid, MSN, RN, CPN
  • Prospective study on the OnQ soaker for incisional pain management- Triotta, Christopher, Garlesky, Cindy, ARNP-BC, MSN, CEN & Diana-Zerpa, J. MSN, ARNP
  • Nieves JG: Smaller, Faster, Safer: Advances in Pediatric Cardiovascular Care. Abbott Medical. Chicago, Illinois. November 10, 2006