Nursing Publications

The Nursing Department at Nicklaus Children's Hospital supports, engages and empowers nurses to initiate Evidence Based Practice (EBP) process improvements and nursing research throughout the organization. Nurses across all levels are continuously encouraged to explore the most current and best practices and generate new knowledge when an identified need arises. Integration of evidence based best practices and nursing research into clinical and operational processes aligns to the Nursing Department’s commitment to provide the high quality care associated with positive patient outcomes.

2024 Nursing Publications

de Almagro, C.M., Goldin, D., Verme, J., & Carrillo, A (2024). Clinical Introduction of a Health Care Transition Roadmap for Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. ADCES in Practice, 12(4), 16-21. doi:10.1177/2633559X241251846

Troncoso-Munoz, S. & Davis, K. (2024). Integration of Substance Use Screening Into the Electronic Health Record for Adolescent Trauma Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 31(2), 109-114.

2023 Nursing Publications

Blumenthal Armstrong, A., Bowman, A., Goreth, M., Trabosh, T., & Hittle Gigli, K. (2023). Career Choices and Experiences in Role Transition: A Multistate Survey of Pediatric-Focused Hospital-Based Nurse Practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, In Press(), .

Clark, B., Olen, M…et al. (2023). Current state of cardiac implantable electronic device remote monitoring in pediatrics and congenital heart disease: A PACES-sponsored quality improvement initiative. Pediatric Cardiology, 45(), 114–120.

Danielle Altares Sarik, Yui Matsuda Cecily L. Betz (2023). Baby Steps: Improving the Transition from Hospital to Home for Neonatal Patients and Caregivers Through a Nurse-Led Telehealth ProgramBaby Steps: Improving the Transition from Hospital to Home for Neonatal Patients and Caregivers Through a Nurse-Led Telehealth Program. Worldwide Successful Pediatric Nurse-Led Models of Care. Springer.

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Duque, C., Altares Sarik, D., Buscemi, C., & Garlesky, C. (2023). Caring for the Pediatric Patient Post-Nuss Procedure: Improving Nurses' Knowledge. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing, 12(4), 105-111.

Froh, E. B., Tarasenko, L., Hayakawa, J., Patton, L., Sarik, D., & Hernandez, T. (2023). National collaborative maximizes pediatric hospital-based nurse scientist impact and resources through strategic networking. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Advance online publication(), .

Hill-Rodriguez, Debbie & Lang, Jenna (2023). Hospital Highlights: Falls. Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) SHINE & Transparency Report, 2023(), 40-41..

Milla, M., Prebble, E., Riefkohl, G., Llopiz Martin, F., Sarik, D.A., & Garcia-Herreros, P. (2023). Ensuring Emergency Readiness in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: An Updated Guideline. Pediatrics In Review, 44 (12), 682–691.

Ramirez , J., Sarik, D.A., Matsuda, Y., & Ortiz, J. (2023). Best Practices to Support Maternal Mental Health During the Transition from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to Home: A Scoping Review. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Online Ahead of Print(), .

Rodrigues ES, Alves DF, Mendes-Castillo AM, São-João TM, Bueno GC, Hill-Rodriguez D, et al. (2023). The Humpty Dumpty Scale: Cross-culture adaptation and validation for Brazilian culture. Acta Paul Enferm, 36(), .

Sandoval, J., Hooshmand, M., & Altares Sarik, D. (2023). Beating Burnout with Project D.E.A.R.: Debriefing Event for Analysis and Recovery. Nurse Leader,

Sarik, D., Matsuda, Y., Garber, K., Hernandez, M., & Terrel, E. (2023). Perspectives on Telehealth Use with the Neonatal Population: Policy, Practice, and Implementation Considerations. Critical Care Nursing Clinics, Advance online publication(), .

2022 Nursing Publications

Altares Sarik, D., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Gattamorta, K., Gonzalez, J., Esteves, J., Zamora, K., & Cordo, J. (2022). The revised Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale: An update to improve tool performance and predictive validity. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 67(), 34-37. doi:

Blumenthal, A., Hittle, K., Trabosh, T., Bowman, A., & Goreth, M. (2022). Career Choices and Experiences in Role Transition: A Multi-state Survey of Pediatric-focused Hospital-based Nurse Practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care,

Diaz, L. (2022). Leading through Crisis: Identifying Ethical Competencies for Nurse Leaders to Retain and Support Nurses Effectively in the Era of COVID-19 within the United States. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 15(1), 137-141.

Matsuda, Y., Valdes, B., Salani, D.A., Foronda, C.L., & Sarik, D.A. (2022). Baby Steps Program: Telehealth Nursing Simulation for Undergraduate Public Health Nursing Students. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 65(), 35-44. doi:

Olen, M. M., Dechert, B. E., Foster, A., Kanter, R. J., Silka, M. J., & Shah, M. J (2022). Variations in cardiac implantable electronic device surveillance and ancillary testing in the paediatric and congenital heart disease population: an international multi-centre survey from the Paediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Cardiology in the Young, 32(1), 101–105.

Payson, A., Pulido, A., San Ma, S., Garlesky, C., Garcia, E., Reyes, C., Reyes, M., & Leyenaar, J. (2022). Inequities in Pain Assessment and Care of Hospitalized Children With Limited English Proficiency. Hospital Pediatrics, Online ahead of print(), .

Poyen, A. & Altares Sarik, D. (2022). The Role of Pediatric Patient Education on Nurse-Perceived Medical Traumatic Stress on a Surgical Unit. Pediatric Nursing, In Press.(), .

Sarik et al (2022). A telehealth nursing intervention to improve the transition from the neonatal intensive care unit to home for infants & caregivers: Preliminary evaluation. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Volume 67(), 139-147.

A telehealth nursing intervention to improve the transition from the neonatal intensive care unit to home for infants & caregivers: Preliminary evaluation


The purpose of this nurse-led telehealth intervention was to support caregivers and infants during the difficult period of transition from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to home.s.

The Baby Steps project was designed using quality improvement methodology, and was implemented in April 2020 at a stand-alone pediatric institution in South Florida. Using a nurse-led telehealth model, follow-up nursing care was provided in the home setting for two weeks after discharge. Any infant cared for in the NICU and discharged to a home setting in the state of Florida was eligible for services. Encounters included assessment, anticipatory guidance, connection with community resources, and general support. Caregiver satisfaction, unplanned emergency care use, and 30-day readmissions were assessed.


2021 Nursing Publications

Bessoff, K. E., Han, R. W., Cho, M., Stroud, M., Urrechaga, E. M., Thorson, C. M., Russell, K. W., Rohan, A., Acker, S. N., Swain, S., Malvezzi, L., Fuchs, J. R., & Chao, S. D. (2021). Epidemiology of pediatric trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic shelter in place. Surgery Open Science, 6(), 5-9.

Dean, P., O'Hara, K., Brooks, L., Shinnar, R., Bougher, G., & Santilli, N. (2021). Managing Acute Seizures: New Rescue Delivery Option and Resources to Assist School Nurses. . NASN School Nurse , 36(6), 346–354.

Ferrantella, A., Sola, J. E., Parreco, J., Quiroz, H. J., Willobee, B. A., Reyes, C., Thorson, C. M., & Perez, E. A. (2021). Complications while awaiting elective inguinal hernia repair in infants: Not as common as you thought. . Surgery, 169(6), 1480-1485.

Hockenberry, M., Haugen, M., Slaven, A., Skeens, M., Patton, L., Montgomery, K., Trimble, K., Coyne, K., Hancock, D., Ahmad, A., Daut, E., Glover, L., Brown, L., St Pierre, S., Shay, A., Maloney, J., Burke, M., Hatch, D., & Arthur, M. (2021). Pediatric Education Discharge Support Strategies for Newly Diagnosed Children With Cancer. Cancer Nursing, Advance online publication(), .

Pasarón, R. & Calisto, J.L. (2021). Clostridioides difficile: Diagnostic Probabilities in a Pediatric Surgery Case Over Time. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing,

Quinn, K., Gilna, G.P, Chamyan, G., Tirado, Y., Carrillo Iregui, A., Khatib, Z., Fernandez-Castro, C., Reyes, C., Brady, A.C., Hogan, A.R., & Thorson, C.M. (2021). Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment Procedure for Congenital Cervical Germ Cell Tumor. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 23(), .

Staveski, S. L., Pickler, R. H., Khoury, P. R., Ollberding, N. J., Donnellan, A. L., Mauney, J. A., Lincoln, P. A., Baird, J. D., Gilliland, F. L., Merritt, A. D., Presnell, L. B., Lanese, A. R., Lisanti, A. J., Large, B. J., Fineman, L. D., Gibson, K. H., Mohler, L. A., Callow, L., Barnes, S. S., Whalen, R. L., … Curley, M. (2021). Prevalence of ICU Delirium in Postoperative Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Patients. Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 22(1), 68-78.

2020 Nursing Publications

Pasaron, R./ B. Bolick, K. Reuter-Rice, M. Madden, and P. Severin (2020). The Name of the Chapter. Appendicitis in Pediatric acute care: A guide for interprofessional practice 2nd Edition. St Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Altares Sarik, D., Thompson, R., Cordo, J., Roldan, I., & Gonzalez, J. (2020). Good for nurses, good for patients: Creating a healthy work environment in a pediatric acute care setting. Nurse Leader, 18(1), 30-34.

Foronda, C.L., Kelley, C.N., Nadeau, C., Prather, S.L., Lewis-Pierre, L., Sarik, D.A., Muheriwa, S.R. (2020). Psychological and socioeconomic burdens faced by family caregivers of children with asthma: an integrative review. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 34(4), 366-376.

Gonzalez, J., Hill-Rodriquez, D., Hernandez, L.M., Cordo, J.A., Esteves, J., Wang, W., Salykina, D., & Altares Sarik, D. (2020). Evaluating the Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale: An international, multisite study. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000458

Pasarón, R., Ead, N., Gill-Appiott, F., Jenkins, M., McHard, K., O’Donnell, E., … Saksa, L. (2020). Pediatric surgical nurse practitioner: Affirmation of focused practice competencies . . Minneapolis, MN: American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association.

Powell-Young, Y. M., Alzaghari, O., Reyes-Miranda, C., Coleman, B., Strickland, O. L., Gordon, Y., Aroke, E., Lewis Iii, H., & Giger, J. N. (2020). Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine for the Treatment of COVID-19: Review and Appraisal of Current Evidence. Journal of National Black Nurses' Association , 31(2), 1-14.

Strickland, O. L., Powell-Young, Y., Reyes-Miranda, C., Alzaghari, O., & Giger, J. N. (2020). African-Americans Have a Higher Propensity for Death from COVID-19: Rationale and Causation. Journal of National Black Nurses' Association, 31(1), 1-12.

Taylor, T., Altares Sarik, D., Salyakina, D. (2020). Development and validation of a web-based pediatric readmission risk assessment tool . Hospital Pediatrics, 10(3), 246-256.

2019 Nursing Publications

Lopez, E., Gonzalez, J., Cordo, J., Janvier-Anglade, M., & Fitzpatrick, T. (2019). EntrepreNurses: Nursing's evolving role in innovation strategy. Nursing Economic$, 37(3), 159-164.

2018 Nursing Publications

Altares Sarik, D., Winterhalter, M., & Calamaro, C. (2018). Improving the transition from hospital to home for clinically complex children. Pediatric Nursing Journal, 44(6), .

Brooten, D. A., Youngblut, J. M., Roche, R. M., Caicedo, C. L., & Page, T. F. (2018). Surviving siblings’ illnesses, treatments/health services over 13 months after a sibling’s death. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(6), 2049-2056.

Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Caicedo, C., del Moral, T., Cantwell, G. P., & Totapally, B. (2018). Parents’ acute illnesses, hospitalizations, and medication changes during the difficult first year after infant or child NICU/PICU death. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®, 35(1), 75-82.

McCabe, B., Troy, A., Patel, H., Halstead, V., & Arana, M. (2018). Development of a university campus healthy sleep promotion program. Issues Ment Health Nurs, 39(3), 264-268.

Nguyen, V., Altares Sarik, D., Dejos, M., Hilmas, E. (2018). Development of an interprofessional pharmacist-nurse navigation pediatric discharge program. Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 28(4), 320-328.

Norris, A. E., Matsuda, Y., Altares Sarik, D., & Pettigrew, J. (2018). Implementation quality: Implications for intervention and translational science. Journal of Nursing Scholarship,

Richburg, M. (2018). Effect of prenatal lactation education on lactation success in mothers at risk of preterm delivery. University of Florida Journal of Undergraduate Research, 20(1), .

2017 Nursing Publications

Cordo, J., & Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2017). The evolution of a nursing professional practice model through leadership support of clinical nurse engagement, empowerment, and shared decision making. Nurse Leader, 15(5), 325-330.

Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., & Roche, R. M. (2017). Adolescents’ Experiences 7 and 13 Months Following the Death of a Brother or Sister. Journal of hospice and palliative nursing: JHPN: the official journal of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association 19(3), 247.

Gonzalez, J. (2017). Role of the nurse manager. In P. Yoder-Wise (Ed.), Leading and managing in nursing (pp. In Press). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier-Mosby.

Nieves, J. A., Uzark, K., Rudd, N. A., Strawn, J., Schmelzer, A., & Dobrolet, N. (2017). Interstage home monitoring after newborn first-stage palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: Family education strategies. Critical Care Nurse, 37(2), 72-88. doi:10.4037/ccn2017763 [doi]

Olen, M. M., & Dechert-Crooks, B. (2017). Implantable cardiac devices: the utility of remote monitoring in a paediatric and CHD population. Cardiology in the Young 27(S1), S143-S146.

Kurtz, J. D., Kanter, R. J., Olen, M., & Rossi, A. F. (2017). Screening the apparently healthy athlete for risk: a paradigm in transition. Cardiology in the Young 27(S1), S89-S93.

Ramos-Irizarry, C. T., Swain, S., Troncoso-Munoz, S., & Duncan, M. (2017). Consequences of underestimating impalement bicycle handlebar injuries in children. Journal of Trauma Nursing: The Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 24(1), 25-29. doi:10.1097/JTN.0000000000000258 [doi]

Tirotta, C. F., Nguyen, T., Fishberger, S., Velis, E., Olen, M., Lam, L., ... & Lagueruela, R. G. (2017). Dexmedetomidine use in patients undergoing electrophysiological study for supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Pediatric Anesthesia 27(1), 45-51.

Wernovsky, G., Lihn, S. L., & Olen, M. M. (2017). Creating a lesion-specific “roadmap” for ambulatory care following surgery for complex congenital cardiac disease. Cardiology in the Young 27(4), 648-662.

2016 Nursing Publications

Baysa, S. J. A., Olen, M., Kanter, R. J., & Fishberger, S. B. (2016). Defibrillation Testing Strategies of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiologists during ICD Implantation. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 39(8), 843-847.

Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Charles, D., Roche, R., Hidalgo, I., & Malkawi, F. (2016). Death rituals reported by White, Black, and Hispanic parents following the ICU death of an infant or child. Journal of pediatric nursing 31(2), 132-140.

Gonzalez, J. (2016). From evidence to outcomes: Promoting pediatric fall prevention around the world. Journal of Nursing Administration, 46(5), 232-234.

Gonzalez, J., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Hernandez, L. M., Williams, J. R., & Cordo, J. A. (2016). The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Humpty Dumpty falls prevention program™: Preventing falls in children across the globe. Nurse Leader, 14(3), 212-218.

Olen, M. M., Baysa, S. J., Rossi, A., Kanter, R. J., & Fishberger, S. B. (2016). Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: a stepwise deterioration to sudden death. Circulation 133(1), 105-106.

Olen, M. M., Baysa, S. J., Rossi, A., Kanter, R. J., & Fishberger, S. B. (2016). Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: a stepwise deterioration to sudden death. Circulation 133(1), 105-106.

Padron, W. (2016). Concepts for nursing practice. In J. F. Guiddens (Ed.), Caregiving (pp. 488-496). St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier.

Roche, R. M., Brooten, D., & Youngblut, J. M. (2016). Parent & child perceptions of child health after sibling death. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 3, 10.15344/2394-4978/2016/185. Epub 2016 Jun 7. doi:185 [pii]

2015 Nursing Publications

Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Hannan, J., Caicedo, C., Roche, R., & Malkawi, F. (2015). Infant and child deaths: Parent concerns about subsequent pregnancies. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27(12), 690-697.

Gonzalez, J. (2015). Role of the Nurse Manager. In P. Yoder-Wise (Ed.), Leading and managing in nursing (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier-Mosby.

Hannan, J., Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Hildago, I., Roche, R., & Seagrave, L. (2015). Physical activity and stress in adult Hispanics. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners 27(2), 79-86.

Lyle, K. C., Milton, J., Fagbuyi, D., LeFort, R., Sirbaugh, P., Gonzalez, J., ... & Anderson, M. (2015). Pediatric disaster preparedness and response and the nation's children's hospitals. American journal of disaster medicine 10(2), 83-91.

Pasarón, R., Burnweit, C., Zerpa, J., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Shapiro, T., . . . Velis, E. (2015). Nitrous oxide procedural sedation in non-fasting pediatric patients undergoing minor surgery: A 12-year experience with 1,058 patients. Pediatric Surgery International, 31(2), 173-180.

2014 Nursing Publications

Drozdowicz, A. (2014). Healing touch: A holistic complimentary integrative energy therapy. Natural Awakenings, 8, 18-19. Retrieved from

Drozdowicz, A. (2014). Holistic nurses of South Florida: A new hope in patient-care. Natural Awakenings, 6, 31. Retrieved from

Drozdowicz, A. A., & Dillard, D. (2014). Presence in the neonatal intensive care unit. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 29(4), 63-67.

Pasaron, R., Nazarey, P. P., Stylianos, S., Velis, E., Triana, J., Diana-Zerpa, J., . . . Burnweit, C. (2014). Treatment of suspected acute perforated appendicitis with antibiotics and interval appendectomy. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 49(3), 447-450.

Pasaron, R., Alkhoury, F., Knight, C., Stylianos, S., Zerpa, J., Mora, J., . . . Burnweit, C. (2014). Prospective comparison of nonnarcotic versus narcotic outpatient oral analgesic use after laparoscopic appendectomy and early discharge. Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2014, 509632. doi:10.1155/2014/509632 [doi]

2013 Nursing Publications

Brooten, D., Youngblut, J. M., Seagrave, L., Caicedo, C., Hawthorne, D., Hidalgo, I., & Roche, R. (2013). Parent’s perceptions of health care providers actions around child ICU death: What helped, what did not. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 30(1), 40-49.

Nieves, J. A. (2013). Cardiovascular care on cardiac catheterization and interventions In M. F. Hazinski (Ed.), Nursing care of the critically ill child (3rd ed., pp. 447-460). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Nylander-Housholder, L. (2013). Bioinstrumentation: Principles and treatments. In M. F. Hazinski (Ed.), Nursing care of the critically ill child (3rd ed., pp. 961-1042). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Pasarón, R. (2013). Nurse practitioner job satisfaction: Looking for successful outcomes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22(17-18), 2593-2604.

Raquel Pasarón, D. (2013). Neonatal bioethical perspectives: Practice considerations. Neonatal Network, 32(3), 184.

Salani, D., & Burke, M. (2013). Hematologic and oncologic emergencies requiring critical care In M. F. Hazinski (Ed.), Nursing care of the critically ill child (3rd ed., pp. 825-849). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

2012 Nursing Publications

Alkhoury, F., Burnweit, C., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., . . . Stylianos, S. (2012). A prospective study of safety and satisfaction with same-day discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 47(2), 313-316.

Alkhoury, F., Malvezzi, L., Knight, C. G., Diana, J., Pasaron, R., Mora, J., . . . Burnweit, C. (2012). Routine same-day discharge after acute or interval appendectomy in children: A prospective study. Archives of Surgery, 147(5), 443-446.

Blouin, W. (2012). Nursing care standards for immunoglobulin replacement therapy. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 32(Supp 1), S1-S379.

Diana, J., & Shapiro, T. (2012). Malrotation and volvulus In N. T. Browne, L. M. Flanigan, C. A. McComiskey & P. Pieper (Eds.), Nursing care of the pediatric surgical patient ;(3rd ed., pp. 333-342). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

Hannan, S., & Dean, P. (2012). Nursing considerations in epilepsy treatment. In M. Duchowny, J. H. Cross & A. Arzumanoglou (Eds.), Pediatric epilepsy (pp. 447-453). New York: McGraw Hill.

Molloy, C. T., & Pasarón, R. (2012). Fluid and electrolyte management of the pediatric surgical patient In N. T. Browne, L. M. Flanigan, C. A. McComiskey & P. Pieper (Eds.), Nursing care of the pediatric surgical patient ;(3rd ed., pp. 17-30). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Pasaron, R. (2012). Clinical problem-solving: Three rare conditions-one pediatric surgical patient. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(4), 295-298.

Uzark, K., Wang, Y., Rudd, N., Elixson, E. M., Strawn, J., Nieves, J. A., . . . Tong, E. (2012). Interstage feeding and weight gain in infants following the norwood operation: Can we change the outcome? Cardiology in the Young, 22(5), 520-527.

2011 Nursing Publications

Dean, P. (2011). Counseling of parents of a child with uncontrollable seizures. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, 18(3), 209-212.

Diana-Zerpa, J. (2011). Performance anxiety 101: Enhancing professional presentations. Sutureline, 19(2), 6-9.

Dobrolet, N. C., Nieves, J. A., Welch, E. M., Khan, D., Rossi, A. F., Burke, R. P., & Zahn, E. M. (2011). New approach to interstage care for palliated high-risk patients with congenital heart disease. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 142(4), 855-860.

Fernandes, S. M., Verstappen, A., Ackerman, K., Adams, E. E., Barton, C., Breitinger, P., . . . Adult Congenital Cardiac Care Associate Research Network. (2011). Parental knowledge regarding lifelong congenital cardiac care. Pediatrics, 128(6), e1489-95. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-3068 [doi]

Gonzalez, J., & Hernandez, L. (2011). Chronic health problems and interventions for the childrearing family In M. Rosenberg, & S. Rae Pehler (Eds.), Encyclopedia of family health (). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.

Messmer, P. R., Hill-Rodriguez, D., Williams, A. R., Ernst, M. E., & Tahmooressi, J. (2011). Perceived value of national certification for pediatric nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 42(9), 421-432.

Pasaron, R. (2011). Clostridium difficile: A pediatric surgical experience. Sutureline, 19(3), 1, 12-18.

Pasaron, R. (2011). Name that diagnosis: Lactobezoar. Sutureline, 19(2), 12, 16.

2010 Nursing Publications

Burke, M. (2010). Chemotherapy and biotherapy update. APHON Renewal Course Materials. Retrieved from

Fernandez, M. (2010). LifeFlight: Setting a high standard for patient transport safety and service. Air Medical Journal, 29(5), 239-240, 252.

Hirschberg, M., Michael, M., Pasarón, R., & Pedulla, M. (2010). Clinical-problem solving forum: Spontaneous pneumothorax. Sutureline, 18(5), 1-4, 9-20.

Kini, N., Gonzalez, J. Alfaro, P., & Keuser, J. (2010). Emerging Practice Profile: Patient focus for Lean-Miami Children’s Hospital. Child Health Corporation of America.

Nieves, J. A., & Kohr, L. (2010). Nursing considerations in the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : A Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, 11(2 Suppl), S74-8. doi:10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181d10cf4 [doi]

Roach, C. L., Messmer, P. R., & Williams, A. R. (2010). Hispanic parents' perspective on early PACU visitation. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 25(3), 152-161.

Roach, C. L., Husain, N., Zabinsky, J., Welch, E., & Garg, R. (2010). Moderate sedation for echocardiography of preschoolers. Pediatric Cardiology, 31(4), 469-473.

Wood, B., & Salani, D. (2010). Positive changes: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, enhances safety using lean methodology in critical care and emergency departments Advance for Nurses, June, 8-9.

2009 Nursing Publications

Bailey, B., & Gonzalez, J. L. (2009). Care of the family across care settings In S. L. Ward, & S. M. Hisley (Eds.), Maternal-child nursing care: Optimizing outcomes for mothers, children, and families (pp. 701-714). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Burke, M., & Salani, D. (2009). Caring for the child with a hematological condition. In S. L. Ward, & S. M. Hisley (Eds.), Maternal-child nursing care: Optimizing outcomes for mothers, children, and families (pp. 1071-1103). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Child Health Corporation of America Nursing Falls Study Task Force. (2009). Pediatric falls: State of the science. Pediatric Nursing, 35(4), 227-231.

Gonzalez, J. (2009). Nursing’s journey through the LEAN process. South Florida Hospital News. 5(11)

Hill‐Rodriguez, D., Messmer, P. R., Williams, P. D., Zeller, R. A., Williams, A. R., Wood, M., & Henry, M. (2009). The humpty dumpty falls scale: A case–control study. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14(1), 22-32.

Skaletzky, S., Pelligra, A., Wood, B., Raszynski, A., & Totapally, B. (2009). Pediatric early warning system. International Pediatrics, 24(1), 26-30.

Rossi, A. F., Fishberger, S., Hannan, R. L., Nieves, J. A., Bolivar, J., Dobrolet, N., & Burke, R. P. (2009). Frequency and indications for tracheostomy and gastrostomy after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology, 30(3), 225-231.

Torres, M., & Nieves, J. A. (2009). Progress in congenital cardiac care for newborns and infants: The emerging role of “off-label” medications. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, 9(1), 18-30.

2008 Nursing Publications

Bolanos, R. (2008). Bedside Briefings: Miami Children's Hospital, handoffs happen with patients included. Nursing Spectrum,

Brooten, D., Youngblut, J.M., Royal, S., Lobar, S., Cohn, S., & Hernandez, L. (2008). Outcomes of an asthma program: Healthy Children, Healthy Homes. Pediatric Nursing, 34(6), 448-451.

Brown, M. (2008). Does family involvement and psychosocial support influence coping in teenage patients who have congenital heart disease? Pediatric Nursing, 34(5), 405-411.

Diana, J. (Ed.). (2008). Pocket guide to pediatric surgical nursing. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Lobar, S., Brooten, D., Youngblut, J.,Hernandez, L., Herrera-Perdigon, J., Royal, S., Robins, C. (2008). The experience of being an asthma amigo in a program to decrease asthma episodes in hispanic children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 23(5), 364-371.

Nieves, J. (2008). Pediatric Nursing Certification Board:  2008-9. In Pediatric Nursing Self-Assessment Exercise and Reference Manual.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2008). Appendicitis, and appendectomy. In C. Betz, & L. Sowden (Eds.), Mosby's pediatric nursing reference (6th ed., pp. 21-27). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2008). Hemolytic-uremic syndrome. In C. Betz, & L. Sowden (Eds.), Mosby's pediatric nursing reference (6th ed., pp. 232-238). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2008). Hernia (inguinal) and hernia repair. In C. Betz, & L. Sowden (Eds.), Mosby's pediatric nursing reference (6th ed., pp. 765-769). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2008). Urinary tract infections. In C. Betz, & L. Sowden (Eds.), Mosby's pediatric nursing reference (6th ed., pp. 727-731). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.

Rossi, A.F., Fishberger, S., Hannan, R.L., Nieves, J., Dobrolet, N., & Burke, R.P. (2008). Frequency and indications for tracheostomy and gastrostomy after congenital heart surgery. Pediatric Cardiology, 1432-1971.

Srinivasalu, H., Jordan-Villegas, A., Blouin, W., Carro, J., & Hernandez-Trujillo, V. (2008). Hyper IgM Syndrome Due To AID Deficiency in Two Patients from the Dominican Republic. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 121(2), S165.

Tahmooressi, J.M. (2008). Ask the expert: Promote health with a smoke-free hospital campus. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 13(4), 292-294.

2007 Nursing Publications

Diana, J. (Co-Editor and Chapter Author)- Pocket Guide to Pediatric Surgical Nursing, Jones and Barlett

Masoud, S. N., Blouin, W., Stoudt, R.A., Carro, J., & Hernandez-Trujillo, V.P. (2007). Atypical Presentation of DiGeorge Syndrome in a 14 Year Old Male. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 119 (1): S182.

Messmer, P., & Gonzalez, J. (2007). Creating a culture for promoting nursing research and clinical scholarship. In P. Yoder-Wise (Ed.), Leading and managing in nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier-Mosby

Morgan, L. M., & Thomas, D. J. (2007). Implementing evidence-based nursing practice in the pediatric intensive care unit. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 30(2), 105-112.

Nieves, J. (2007). Pulmonary hypertension: Nursing plan of care In J. T. Verger, & R. M. Lebet (Eds.), American association of critical care nurses procedural manual for pediatric acute and critical care (pp. 523-529).

2006 Nursing Publications

Messmer, P. R. & Ernst, M. (2006). University of Pittsburgh Nursing Students learn Disaster Preparedness thru the 'Three Cane Sisters-Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The Florida Nurse 54(1), 27.

Sabaz, M., Lawson, J.A., Cairns, D.R., Duchowny, M.S., Resnick, T.J., Dean, P.M., Bleasel, A.F. & Bye, A.M.E. (2006). The impact of epilepsy surgery on quality of life in children. Neurology, 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 P.R., & 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.

Diana-Zerpa, J. (2006). Malrotation and volvulus.  In Nursing Care of the Pediatric Surgical Patient, (2nd ed., pp. 333-342). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

Messmer, P. R. & Gonzalez, J. (2006). Creating a Culture for Promoting Nursing Research and Clinical Scholarship. In P. Yoder-Wise & K. E. Kowalski; Beyond Leading and Managing in Nursing (1st ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.

Ramirez, D. A, Madrigal, V.N, Blouin, W., Laufer, M., & Hernandez-Trujillo, V. P. (2006). 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.

2005 Nursing Publications

Angulo‐Vazquez, V., & De Santis, J. P. (2005). Booster seat or seat belt? Motor vehicle injuries and child restraint laws in preschool and early School‐Age children. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 10(4), 183-190.

Hoffmann, R. L., Messmer, P. R., Hill-Rodriguez, D. L., & Vazquez, D. (2005). A collaborative approach to expand clinical experiences and cultural awareness among undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 21(4), 240-243.

Messmer, P. & Gonzalez, J. (2005). Miami Children’s Hospital ANCC Magnet Recognition Program. In Profiles in Excellence: Highlighting Organizations Awarded Magnet Status 2003-2004.

Nieves, J. (2005) Pediatric Nursing Self-Assessment Exercise and Reference Manual. In Pediatric Nursing Certification Board: 2005-6. Pediatric Nursing Certification Board: Gaithersburg, MD.

Topps, C., Lopez, L., Messmer, P. R., & Franco, M. (2005). Perceptions of pediatric nurses toward bar-code point-of-care medication administration. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 29(1), 102-107.

2004 Nursing Publications

Burnweit, C., Diana-Zerpa, J. A., Nahmad, M. H., Lankau, C. A., Weinberger, M., Malvezzi, L., ... & 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. E., Franco, M., Messmer, P. R., & Gonzalez, J. L. (2004). Nurses' job satisfaction, stress, and recognition in a pediatric setting. Pediatric Nursing, 30(3), 219-228.

Hawkins, H., Bolick, B., Denke, N., Garlesky, C., Williams, P., & Woloshyn, K. (Eds.). (2004). Emergency nursing pediatric course, (3rd ed.). Des Plaines, IL: Emergency Nurses Association.

Henry, M. (2004). Moving admitted patients Journal of Emergency Nursing, 30(1)

Hill-Rodriguez, D. (2004). Pediatric Dysphasia. Advance for Nurses-Florida edition, 5(3), 29-31.

Messmer, P. R., Jones, S. G., & Taylor, B. A. (2004). Enhancing knowledge and self-confidence of novice nurses: The" shadow-A-nurse" ICU program. Nursing Education Perspectives, 25(3), 131-136.

Messmer, P. R., & Gonzalez, J. L. (2004). March to magnet.... one hospital's experience in achieving magnet status. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 29(4), 14-15.

Messmer, PR (2004). Undine Sams awarded World War II American Campaign and WWII Victory medals posthumously. Florida Nurse, 52 (2), 16.

Nieves, J. (2004). Cardiology & Cardiac ICU. Pulmonary Hypertension: Nursing Plan of Care. In American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Pediatric Acute and Critical Care Manual. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

Vasquez, D. & Philotas, R. (2004). Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies, Advance for Nurses-Florida edition, 5(20), 17-20.

Zimmermann, P. G., Mackinnon, M., Cavouras, C. A., Cesar, B., Adler, D., & Henry, M. (2004). Using lpns and paramedics in the ED. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 30(1), 76-77.

2003 Nursing Publications

Cagen, D. & Franco, M. (2003). Acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 7 (5), 1-2.

Cagen, D. & Turpel, S. (2003). Measuring Sedation in the Youngest of Patients. Nursing Spectrum, (13), 7, 6.

Dean P. (2003). Safety issues for women in Women with Epilepsy. In E. Morrell & K. Flynn (Ed.), A Handbook of Health and Treatment Issues (pp.263-268). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Dean P., Duchowny M., Jayakar P., Resnick T., Dunoyer C., Morrison G., Ragheb J. (2003).  Outcome of epilepsy surgery in the first three years of life: An expanded series, Epilepsia, 44 (9 Supp), 315.

Henry, M. (2003). Improving Emergency Department Staff Communication. Journal of Emergency Nurses Association, 29(6).

Henry, M. (2003). Improving Trauma Services. Journal of Emergency Nurses Association, 29(6).

Messmer, P., & Gonzalez, J. (2003). March toward Magnet. Reflections on Nursing Leadership 4th Quarter

Messmer, P., Hill-Rodriguez, D. & Gonzalez, J. (2003). Miami Children’s Hospital welcomes University of Pittsburgh Senior Nursing Students, The Florida Nurse, 51(4), 29.

Messmer, P., & Brookins, N. (2003). The Pillar of Strength and Courage. The Florida Nurse, 50(5).

Philotas, R. (2003). Pain Management in a Pediatric Setting. ENA Connections, 27(7), 10- 20.

Ranft, A. & Cagen, D. (2003). Respiratory Distress in the Youngest Patients. Advance for Nurses, 20-21.

Sabaz M., Lawson J., Cairns D., Duchowny M., Resnick T., Dean P., Bleasel A., & Bye A. (2003). Preliminary study into the responsiveness of the quality of life in childhood epilepsy questionnaire to epilepsy surgery, Epilepsia, 44 (9 Supp), 138.

Tahmooressi, J. & Messmer, P. (2003). Bridging the Gap in the Sunshine State. AJN, 103 (4).