Elizabeth Stone, PhD, RN, CPEN, CHSE, FAEN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Elizabeth is a Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel-Hill’s School of Nursing. She also works part-time as a pediatric emergency nurse. She has a PhD in Nursing Science and an MSN in Healthcare Systems as a Clinical Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Leader. Elizabeth’s research interests include pediatric triage, pediatric head injury assessment, innovative teaching methods in undergraduate nursing education, simulation, and the use of immersive virtual reality simulation (VR Sim) in interprofessional education. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator.
In addition to her academic and hospital positions, Elizabeth is heavily involved in her professional organization, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). She has served on ENA’s Position Statement Review Committee and on the ENA Institute of Education Advisory Board, and has served as a lead author for several ENA Position Statements as well as several multidisciplinary policy papers related to pediatric emergency care. In 2019, Elizabeth was appointed to be the ENA Liason to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (CoPEM) and became a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing.
Elizabeth has experience lecturing on a local and state level on nursing research, evidence-based practice, and informal nursing leadership, and on a national level on pediatric assessment and triage, and pediatric head injuries.
Stone, E. (2018). Chapter Three: From the Start. Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course, 5th Edition. Emergency Nurses Association; Des Plaines, IL.
Refereed Papers/Articles (some are under the former last name of Griffin)
*Data Based +Invited
19. Woodley, L., Skelton, B., Stone, E., Stanley, E., Nance, J., & De La Grana, A. (2021). Experiential Learning of Childhood Growth and Development Through a Pediatric Play Project. Nursing Education Perspectives. In Press.
18. +Stone, E. (2020). ENA Position Statement: Weighing All Patients in Kilograms. Emergency Nurses Association. Accessible at: https://www.ena.org/docs/default-source/resource-library/practice-resources/position-statements/weighingallpatientsinkilograms.pdf?sfvrsn=9c0709e_6
17. Davis, E. & *Stone, E. (2020) (Chosen as the Feature Article of the Issue, for CE Credit). Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): Not just picky eating. A case discussion and review of the literature. Journal of Nurse Practitioners. DOI: 10.1016/j.nurpra.2020.08.011
16. *Stone, EL., Davis, L. L., McCoy, T. P., Travers, D., Van Horn, E., & Krowchuk, H. V. (2020). A secondary analysis to inform a clinical decision rule for predicting skull fracture and intracranial injury in children under age 2. Research in Nursing & Health, 43(1), 28–39. https://doi-org.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/10.1002/nur.21993
15. Stone, E. & Davis, LL. (2019). State of the science: Intracranial injury and skull fracture in children under age two. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 45(5):545-550. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2019.03.012
14. Stone, E. (2019) Clinical decision support systems in the emergency department:
opportunities to improve triage accuracy. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 45(2):220-222. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2018.12.016.
13. Iyer, S. & +Stone, E. (2018). Pediatric quality improvement in the pre-hospital and emergency department worlds: tools and examples to guide change. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine Journal. Doi: 10.1016/j.cpem.2018.09.002
12. Snow, S. & +Stone, E. (2019). ENA Position Statement: The Emergency Nurse’s Role in Supporting Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Department. Accessible at: https://www.ena.org/docs/default-source/resource-library/practice-resources/position-statements/pediatric-readiness.pdf
11. +Stone, E. (2018). ENA Position Statement: Emergency Nurse Certification. Emergency Nurses Association. Accessible at: https://www.ena.org/docs/default-source/resource-library/practice-resources/position-statements/encertification.pdf
10. +Stone, E. & Wolf L (2017). ENA Position Statement: Triage Qualifications and Competency. Emergency Nurses Association. Accessible at: https://www.ena.org/docs/default-source/resource-library/practice-resources/position-statements/triagequalificationscompetency.pdf?sfvrsn=a0bbc268_8
9. +Stone, E. (2016). ENA Position Statement: Weighing All Patients in Kilograms. Emergency
Nurses Association. (Revised in 2020; 2016 document no longer available online).
8. +Gross, T., Lee, B., & +Stone, E. (2016) American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on
Pediatric Emergency Medicine; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; Emergency Nurses Association Pediatric Committee (2016). Handoffs: Transitions of Care for Children in the Emergency Department.
Pediatrics. e20162680. doi:10.1542/peds.2016-2680
7. Stone, E. & Glines, M. (2016). When the symptoms don’t make sense: two cases of
myocarditis from a pediatric emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing.
43(2): 180-181. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2016.12.018.
6. Griffin E. & Young, T. (2015). Bacterial tracheitis in a 9 month-old child. Journal of
Emergency Nursing. 41(2):109-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.01.002.
5. Barata, I., Brown, K.M., Fitzmaurice, L., +Griffin, E.S., Snow, S.K.(2015) American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; Emergency Nurses
Association Pediatric Committee (2015). Best practices for improving flow and care of pediatric patients in the emergency department. Pediatrics. 135(1):e273-83. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3425.
4. *Griffin, E. S., Lippmann, S. J., Travers, D. A., & Woodard, E. K. (2014). A matched-cohort
study of pediatric head injuries: Collecting data to inform an evidence-based triage
assessment. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(1), 98-104. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2013.07.001
3. Griffin, E.S. (2012). The patient who “broke the mold”: An autistic child in irreversible
shock. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 38(5), 498-499. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2012.05.007
2. Griffin, E. (2011). Conducting triage research: Lessons learned in a pediatric emergency
department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(3), 258-260.
1. Young, T., Griffin, E., Phillips, E., Stanley, E., & Hohenhaus, S. M. (2010). Music as distraction in a pediatric emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(5), 472-473. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2010.05.014