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Temporary Emergency Guidance for Heart Attacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Concerns over coronavirus exposure can prevent people from seeking proper care for acute coronary syndrome (i.e., heart attack). Since the pandemic started, there is a marked decrease in EMS volume and hospitalizations for heart attacks across the country and worldwide. SON Assistant Professor Jessica Zègre-Hemsey is a member of the American Heart Association:Lifeline Advisory Board, and has contributed to their new emergency guidelines meant to ensure patients get life-saving treatment, while keeping health care workers protected. Read the new guidance here.

Palmer is Guest Editor for IJERPH Issue on Women’s Bladder Health

Mary Palmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF was invited to be the guest editor for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, focusing on bladder health in women. The special issue can be read here.

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Dr. Zegre-Hemsey Pens Guest Editorial in Journal of Emergency Nursing

Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, RN, was invited by Dr. Jessica Castner, Editor in Chief, to author a guest editorial in the current issue of Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN). “Optimizing Patient Outcomes in Emergency Cardiac Care Through Advances in Technology: Nurse Scientists in Action.” discusses several research manuscripts in the current issue about cardiovascular conditions and how innovative technologies have been integrated to improve clinical outcomes. It demonstrates how we can use technologies, including non-invasive cardiac monitoring, to augment nurses’ skills in triage and risk stratification to optimize patient outcomes in … Continued

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Paper by Cortés Selected for Special Issue of Endocrine Society

Dr. Yamnia Cortés’ paper, Associations of endogenous sex hormones with carotid plaque burden and characteristics in midlife women, which previously appeared in The Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has been selected for a thematic issue of Endocrine Society on Cardiovascular Endocrinology. Recognized due to its high Altmetric Attention Score and Featured Article designations, the journal referred to Cortés’ work as “cutting-edge, influential contributions to the endocrine community”. This latest issue can be found here. Congratulations, Dr. Cortés!

Hirschey, Bryant and Santacroce Publish Article in Health Psychology.

The article, titled “Predicting physical activity among cancer survivors: Meta-analytic path modeling of longitudinal studies”, can be found here.

Paper by Wu and Berry Recognized as Top Cited Article

Published by Postdoctoral Fellow Grace Wu, PhD, RN, and Professor Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN in November 2017, their paper “Impact of weight stigma on physiological and psychological health outcomes for overweight and obese adults: A systematic review” has been recognized by the Journal of Advanced Nursing as one of top cited articles in the journal’s recent publication history. Congratulations to Drs. Wu and Berry!

Zomorodi named Associate Editor of Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice

Meg Zomorodi, professor in the School of Nursing and Assistant Provost for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice was named Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice (JIEP). JIEP is a quarterly online-only journal and provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports. If you have an innovative IPEP article, consider submitting here.

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MSN Alum Publishes Paper in Journal of Pediatric Healthcare

Kassy (Shoemaker) Brino, MSN, RN, CPNP published her UNC MSN project titled “Pediatric Mental Health and the Power of Primary Care: Practical Approaches and Validating Challenges” in the Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, official publication of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The full article is available here.

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New Model for BSN Senior Clinical Immersion is a Success

Here at UNC School of Nursing, a new clinical immersion model for BSN students is prioritizing student career goals and wholistic view of patient care. In a new article featured in Nurse Educator, Louise Flemming PhD, RN, and her co-authors* discuss the limitations of the past approach to the BSN program’s clinical immersion model and highlight the successes of the new Transitions in Care Model. The Transitions in Care Model is a track-based system that places students in themed tracks (eg. cardiac, oncology, emergency department), where they will participate in … Continued

Dr. Zégre-Hemsey Co-authors American Heart Association Guidelines for Heart Attack Care

Dr. Jessica Zègre-Hemsey co-authored national guidelines for heart attack care that were recently published in Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). She led the emergency medicine section and is the only nurse on this paper. The paper, “PreAct STEMI: A Standardized Approach to Prehospital Activation and Direct to The Catheterization Laboratory for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Recommendations from the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Program”, reports on an implementation project to incorporate best practices for ST-elevation myocardial infarction care from around the country. Dr. Jessica Zègre-Hemsey serves on the American Heart … Continued