Research

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The Colorado Institute for Maternal & Fetal Health (CIMFH) is committed not just to delivering the best care possible to patients and families but also to helping advance the field to improve care for premature and ill newborns around the globe. Neonatal specialists at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital continue to research and develop groundbreaking discoveries that are changing the way NICUs operate throughout the country. Below is a list of recent publications and presentations:

 

University of Colorado Hospital Neonatal Research:

October 2013 Podium presentation at ANCC National Magnet Conference, Orlando, FL. Abstract: Oman, K., Fink, R., Ceballos, K. Engaging nurses in writing for publication.
October 2013 Poster presentation at ANCC National Magnet Conference, Orlando, FL. Abstract: Ceballos, K., Richardson, P., Hendrickson, K., Barry, J. Enhancing Bedside Nurse Participation During Daily Multidisciplinary Rounds in the NICU.
June 2013 Ceballos K., Waterman K., Hulett T., Flynn MB. Nurse-Driven Quality Improvement Interventions to Reduce Hospital- Acquired Infection in the NICU. (2013) Advances in Neonatal Care, 13(3), 154-163.
March 2013 Faculty Speaker at 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO. Lecture Titled: “Enhancing Bedside Nurse Participation in Daily Multidisciplinary Rounds”.
April 2013 Podium presentation at AWHONN Conference, Colorado Springs, CO. Anttila, C. Mitrovka, A. Perinatal Palliative Care: A Continuum of Care Across Settings.
October 2012 Podium presentation at 6th Annual Palliative Care Conference, Aurora, CO. Anttila, C. Mitrovka, A., English, N. Perinatal Palliative Care: A Continuum of Care Across Settings.
October 2012 Poster presentation at National Association of Neonatal Nurses 28th Annual Education Conference, Palm Springs, CA. Abstract: Waterman K., Ceballos, K., Hulett, T., Barry, J. Interprofessional Quality Improvement to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
March 2012 Poster presentation at 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO. Abstract: Waterman K., Ceballos, K., Hulett, T., Barry, J. Interprofessional Quality Improvement to Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infection in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
March 2012 Ceballos K. Latinos and Cancer: A focus on Awareness and Prevention. Nurse.com Nurseweek. March 2, 2012.
October 2011 Ceballos K. Mexican-Americans: a cultural perspective of Healthcare. Nurse.com Nursing Spectrum Philadelphia Tri- State. October 24, 2011; 26-31.
March 2011 Faculty Speaker at 22nd Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Multidisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Denver, CO. Lecture Titled: “Reducing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the NICU”.
February 2011 Faculty Speaker at 30th Annual International Royal College of Surgeons Ireland Nursing and Midwifery Research & Education Conference, Dublin, Ireland. Lecture Titled: “Reducing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the NICU”.

Children’s Hospital Colorado Neonatal Research

RESEARCH

2012-2013 Comparison of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Needle Thoracostomy Procedural Competency after Completion of an Online Module of Standard Textbook Review. Primary Investigator, Wallman, C.  – DNP Capstone Project – Children’s Hospital Colorado, Regis University.
2012- 2013 Research Assistant to Carol Wallman for Comparison of Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Needle Thoracostomy Procedural Competency after Completion of an Online Module or Standard Textbook Review.  Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS arranged the scheduling of subjects, completed the blinded randomization process and managed the project website.

 

NATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

2014-2016 Elected to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Neonatal Nurses as a Director at Large, Term 2014- 2016. Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS
2014 National Association of Neonatal Nurses NANN/NANNP Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award Nominations Committee,  Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS
2014 National Association of Neonatal Nurses - NANN Position Statement Review Taskforce member. Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS
2014 National Association of Neonatal Nurses Board Liaison to Publications NANN E-News and NANN Central Lines
2014 National Association of Neonatal Nurses Board Liaison, Editor and Author to the publication NANN Pages.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2012-2014 Series Editor Case of the Month for Advances in Neonatal Care
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2014 Physical Assessment of the Newborn: A Comprehensive Approach to the Art of Physical Examination, 4th Edition (5th Edition due out 2014).  Tappero, E., Honeyfield, M.E.  Editors.  Chapter 11; Neurological Assessment.
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP- BC, MS Chapter Author.
2014 Volunteering: NANN Member Shares Her Skill at Home and Abroad. Advances in Neonatal Care. Slated for publication in June 2014.
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Author and Editor
2014 Trifecta Approach to Breastfeeding: Clinical Care in the Integrated Mental Health Model, Watkins, L. Bunik, M. et al, Journal of Human Lactation, published online 4 March 2014 and in the May 2014 Edition
2014 Nonlethal Multiple Pterygium Syndrome: Escobar Syndrome.  Bissinger, Robin L; Koch, Frances R.  Advances in Neonatal Care. 14 (1): 24-29, February 2014
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2014 What NANN Did for You in 2013. Advances in Neonatal Care. 14 (1); 3-5, February 2014
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Author and Editor
2014 Sturge-Weber Syndrome: A Case Study.  Garro, Sarah; Bradshaw, Wanda.   Advances in Neonatal Care, 14, Vol. 2, 96-102.
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2014 NANN Conference Scholarships, Annual Educational Conference and Product Spotlight.  Advances in Neonatal Care, 14 [2]; 72-74, April 2014.
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP- BC, MS Author and Editor
2013 Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding: A Case Study. Woods, Christopher; Woods, Amanda G; Cederholm, Carmen K. Advances in Neonatal Care. 13 (6); 402-407, December 2013
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2013 Monitoring of Pain and Stress in an Infant with Asphyxia During Induced Hypothermia:  A Case Report. Hoffman Karin; Bromster, Therese; Hakansson, Stellan; et al.  Advances in Neonatal Care. 13 (4); 252-261, August 2013
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2013 Lack of Feeding Progression in a Preterm Infant: A Case Study. White-Traut, Rosemary; Shapiro, Nicole; Healy-Baker, Elissa; et al. Advances in Neonatal Care. 13 (3); 175-180, June 2013.
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2013 Bordetella Pertussis Infection in Infants:  A Reemerging Disease, Snapp, Barbara; Fischetti, Deborah. Advances in Neonatal Care. 13 (2); 103-107, April 2013.
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2013 Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: A Case Study. Giconi Stephanie S. Advances in Neonatal Care. 13 (1); 31-37, February 2013
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2012 Subcutaneous Fat Necrosis and Whole-Body Cooling Therapy for Neonatal Encephalopathy. Woods, Amanda G; Cederholm, Carmen K. Advances in Neonatal Care. 12 (6); 345-348, December 2012
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2012 Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia:  An Unusual Presentation of Nonimmune Hydrops in a Preterm Infant.  Mele, Patricia; Sridhar, Shanthy. Advances in Neonatal Care. 12 (3); 166-171, June 2012
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2012 Congenital Disorder of Glycosylation: A Case Presentation.  Snow, Timothy; Woods, Christopher; Woods, Amanda; et al. Advances in Neonatal Care. 12 (2); 96-100, April 2012
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2012 Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase- 1A Deficiency: A Look at Cassic and Arctic Variants. Dykema, Deana M. Advances in Neonatal Care. 12 (1); 23-27, February 2012
Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS Series Editor
2011 Implementing a perinatal substance abuse screening tool.  Advances in Neonatal Care, 11, 255-267. Wallman, C.M., Bohling-Smith, P., & Moore, K.  

 

VIDEO PUBLICATIONS

October 2011 Featured in NANN You Tube Video:  I am a NANN Member Because… 26th Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV Pamela Heaberlin, NNP-BC, MS

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

September 2014 Podium: Delayed Cord Clamping in the Preterm Infant. Gibbs, M. & Howard, K. NANN Educational Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
June 2014 Poster: Delayed Cord Clamping in the Preterm Infant. Gibbs, M. & Howard, K. NNP Conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado. Aurora, CO.
May 2014 Panel Discussion: Perinatal Clinical Update Panel: The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Thinking About It, In Process and Successfully Implemented, Watkins, L.
May 2014 Poster:  Trifecta for Breastfeeding: An Interdisciplinary, Integrated Health Model for Breastfeeding Management, Watkins, L. ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference. San Antonio, TX. And Children’s Hospital Colorado. Aurora, CO
May 2014 Delayed Cord Clamping in the Preterm Infant. A roundtable discussion.  Gibbs, M. & Howard, K. 34th Annual Perinatal Conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Aurora, CO.
May 2014 Podium: Multi-centered collaborative to prevent central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) utilized results from orchestrated testing to impact further CLABSI reduction. Moran, S. In collaboration with Children's Hospital Colorado's Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). Vancouver, Canada.
May 2014 Operationalizing a Comprehensive NNP Competency Program in a Large Multi-site NNP Program. Wallman, C., McCarney, L., Barrett, W. Rocky Mountain Interprofessional Research Symposium. Denver, CO.
May 2014 Volunteer Opportunities for Healthcare Providers.  Heaberlin, T. American Academy of Pediatrics, District VIII Perinatal Section Meeting.  Denver, CO.
April 2014 Delayed Cord Clamping in the Preterm Infant.  Howard, K. NANN Research Summit. Scottsdale, AZ.
April 2014 Delayed Cord Clamping in the Preterm Infant.  Gibbs, M. & Howard, K. Poudre Valley Hospital.  Fort Collins, CO.
March 2014 Delayed Cord Clamping in the Preterm Infant.  Gibbs, M. Parker Hospital. Sheridan, WY.
March 2014 Faculty/Podium: Translating Research into Practice. Moran, S.  25th Annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium. Denver, CO.
2013 Operationalizing a Comprehensive Competency Program in a Large Multi-site NNP Program. Wallman, C., McCarney, L., Barrett, W. National Association of Neonatal Nurses National Conference. Nashville, TN.
2013 Operationalizing a Comprehensive Competency Program in a Large Multi-site NNP Program. Wallman, C., McCarney, L., Barrett, W. American Academy of Pediatrics, District VIII Conference. Denver, CO.
November 2013 Podium:  Breastfeeding Concerns and Resources for the Premature or
High Risk Infant. Watkins, L. The Interdisciplinary Institute: Premature and High Risk Infants-Transition home from the NICU, Aurora, Colorado
November 2013 Ethics Advisory Panel: Intrauterine Substance Exposure. Wallman, C. University of Colorado North, Loveland, CO.
October 2013 Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Wallman, C. Butterfield Regional Conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Fort Collins, CO.
September 2013 Podium:  Breastfeeding in the NICU Population, in the Hospital and After Discharge  Watkins, L. Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition Meeting, Grand Junction, Colorado
September 2013 Podium: Nursing contributions in a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary collaborative reduces CLABSI rates. Moran, S. In collaboration with Children's Hospital Colorado's Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). Council for International Neonatal Nurses, Belfast, Ireland.
May 2013 Implementation of a Perinatal Substance Abuse Program:  A Collaborative Approach. Wallman, C. Nationwide Children’s Hospital Perinatal Conference, Columbus, OH.
March 2013 Podium: Interruptions of the NNP in a Level III NICU. Moran, S. 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Interdisciplinary Research & Evidence-Based Practice Symposium, Collaborating to Improve Practice through Research & Evidence-Based Practice, Denver, CO.
January 2013 Podium: Interruptions of the NNP in a Level III NICU. Moran, S. Children’s Hospital Colorado Nursing Grand Rounds, Denver CO.
October 2012 Podium: Trifecta for the Fussy Breastfeeding Infant: Clinical Care in the Integrated Mental Health Mode. Watkins, L. Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois
September 2012 Podium: The Denver Years. Moran, S. In Ómós do Mháiréad. Scientific meeting to mark the retirement of Margaret Sheridan-Pereira. Coombe Woman and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
September 2012 Implementation of a Perinatal Substance Abuse Program:  A Collaborative Approach. Wallman, C. Colorado Drug Endangered Children’s Conference, Vail, CO.
July 2012 Podium: Trifecta for the Fussy Breastfeeding Infant: Clinical Care in the Integrated Mental Health Mode. Watkins, L. International Lactation Consultants Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
July 2012 Podium:  Two Heads Are Better Than One, Watkins, L. International Lactation Consultants Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida.
July 2012 Poster:  Interruptions of the NNP in a Level III NICU.  Moran, S. Summer Institutes of Evidence-Based Quality Improvement, San Antonio, TX.
June 2012 Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Residency Program.  Welch-Carre, L., McCarney, L., Wallman, C., Heaberlin, P.  Neonatal Advanced Practice Forum, Washington, DC.
June 2012 Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Wallman, C. Neonatal Advanced Practice Conference, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, Aurora, CO.
May 2012 Poster:  Interruptions of the NNP in a Level III NICU.  Moran, S. 15th Annual Neonatal Advanced Practice Nursing Forum, Washington, DC.
May 2012 Poster: Interruptions of the NNP in a Level III NICU.  Moran, S. Spring Pediatric Research Poster Session, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CO.
April/May 2012 Care of the Substance Exposed and Medically Fragile Infant. Wallman, C.  Department of Human Services, Fort Collins, CO.
February 2012 Podium: Interruptions of the NNP in a Level III NICU.  Moran, S. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin Ireland.
February 2012 Implementing a Perinatal Substance Abuse Screening Tool to Improve Newborn Outcomes.  Wallman, C. Neonatal Grand Rounds, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, CO.
2011 Professional Update:  NICU Cultures and Controversies. Wallman, C. Front Range Association of Neonatal Nurses, Keystone, CO.
October 2011 Speaker: The Immunity to Change. Moran, S.  Longmont United Hospital, Longmont, CO.
October 2011 Clinical and Parental implications of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Welch-Carre, L. Butterfield conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.
September 2011 Speaker: The Immunity to Change. Moran, S. In collaboration with The Children's Hospital’s Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). The Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium, Web conferencing.
June 2011 Recognition and treatment of neonatal withdrawal. Welch-Carre, L. Neonatal Advance Practice conference, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO.
May 2011 Poster: Using a Multi−Center Collaborative Model to Derive Testable Recommendations for Reducing CLABSIs in Level 3C Children's Hospital NICUs. Moran, S.  In collaboration with The Children's Hospital’s Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO.
April 2011 Poster: Improving the Health of Neonates: Establishing a Collaborative Process for Level 3C Children's Hospitals NICUs. Moran, S.  In collaboration with The Children's Hospital’s Neonatal Consortium (CHNC). Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO.
April 2011 Poster: Creating a Discharge Manual for Chronically Ventilated Patients. Willis, M. SPN Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
February 2011 Podium: Creating a Discharge Manual for Chronically Ventilated Patients. Willis, M. Gravens Conference, Clearwater, FL.