Jessica Zegre-Hemsey, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

jzhemsey@email.unc.edu

919.966.5490

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 5103

Currently Accepting PhD Students

Dr. Zègre-Hemsey investigates strategies to advance care, increase access, and optimize outcomes for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and other time-sensitive cardiovascular conditions.  Her research aims to improve triage and identification with (1) cardiac monitoring (electrocardiography) and other non-invasive physiological measures, and (2) implementation of evidence-based innovations into systems of care, both in prehospital and acute care settings.

Dr. Zègre-Hemsey is currently the principal investigator of an interdisciplinary study that seeks to better understand the diagnostic accuracy of prehospital electrocardiography in patients transported by ambulance for symptoms suspicious of ACS (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Grant KL2TR001109).  Dr. Zègre-Hemsey is an emergency department nurse with a PhD in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also an adult-gerontology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) with a focus on critical-care trauma.  Dr. Zègre-Hemsey holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the UNC School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine.

2017 American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Travel Grant

2015 American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Research Travel Stipend

2014 Laurel Archer Copp Literary Achievement Award, UNC School of Nursing

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Zègre-Hemsey J.K.,Bogle B, Cunningham CJ, Snyder K, Rosamond W. (2018).Delivery of automated external defibrillators (AED) by drones: Implications for emergency cardiac care.Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports.

Zègre-Hemsey J.K.,Burke LA, DeVon HA. (2018). Patient-reported symptoms improve prediction of acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.Research in Nursing and Health. Oct;41(5):459-468.

Zègre-Hemsey, J.K., Pickham, D, & Pelter, M.M. (2016). Electrocardiographic indicators of acute coronary syndrome are more common in patients with ambulance transport compared to those who self-transport to the emergency department.  Journal of Electrocardiology, 49(6),944-950.

Zègre-Hemsey, J.K., Sommargren, C.E., & Drew, B.J. (2015). Normal prehospital electrocardiography is linked to long-term survival in patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms of acute coronary syndromeJournal of Electrocardiology, 48(4),520-526.

Drew B.J., Harris P.R., Zègre-Hemsey J.K., Mammone T, Schindler D, Salas-Boni R, Bai Y, Tinoco A, Ding Q, & Hu X (2014). Insights into the Problem of Alarm Fatigue with Physiologic Monitor Devices:  A Comprehensive Observational Study of Consecutive Intensive Care Unit PatientsPLOS ONE, 9(10), e110274.

Zègre-Hemsey J.K., Dracup K., Fleischmann K.E., Sommargren C.E., Paul S.M., & Drew B.J. (2013). Prehospital ECG manifestations of acute myocardial ischemia are an independent predictor of adverse hospital outcomesJournal of Emergency Medicine, 44(5), 955-961

CURRENT

2016-2019, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Grant KL2TR0011009.  Project Title:  Optimizing Electrocardiographic Methods for the Early Identification of ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Prehospital Cardiac Care.  Role:  PI

2018-2019, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Grant UNCSUR31707.  Project Title:  A Feasibility Study to Assess Delivery of Automated External Defibrillators via Drones. Role:  Co-I

PAST (SELECTED)

2014-2015, Support Pilots for Advancing Research and Knowledge, Research Support Center grant.  Project Title:  Prehospital Electrocardiography for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome:  Assessment of Current Utilization in North Carolina, Role:  PI

 

Cardiovascular disease, acute coronary syndrome, electrocardiography, non-invasive monitoring, alarm fatigue, emergency nursing