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Nancy M. Albert

PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM

Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Office of Research and Innovation,
Cleveland Clinic Health System,
and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure,
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Executive Summary

Nancy M. Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, NE-BC, FAHA, FCCM, is associate chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Research and Innovation, and a clinical nurse specialist in Cleveland Clinic’s Kaufman Center for Heart Failure. With extensive experience and expertise, Dr. Albert’s program of research is in heart failure, where she treats patients and is an administrator and scientist in an advanced heart failure disease management program.

Throughout her career, Dr. Albert has been influential in the healthcare industry actively volunteering on the steering committees, work groups and task forces of many national healthcare organizations. She has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles in nursing and medical journals, written book chapters and is a national and international presenter. Additionally, she has received several professional awards and recognitions, holds three national nursing certifications, is a board-certified nurse executive and is an adjunct associate professor at two Ohio-based schools of nursing, and a full professor at Aalborg University in Denmark.

Education

  • PhD in Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 2005
  • MSN, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1991 
  • BSN, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1985 
  • Diploma, Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing, East Cleveland, Ohio, 1977

Certifications

  • Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS), American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN), American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
  • Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Board Certified Nurse Executive (NE-BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center

Leadership

Dr. Albert is responsible for the management and oversight of all resources and research activity conducted within Cleveland Clinic Nursing’s Office of Research and Innovation. Through her leadership, Dr. Albert’s team mentors nurses as principals and co-investigators in research and evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes, providing services throughout the health system. A tenured nurse scientist, she actively conducts studies through her programs of research: understanding bio-behavioral issues that impact self-care adherence and clinical outcomes of patients with heart failure; and, improving conformity to recommended heart failure care advocated in national guidelines.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Albert is a clinical nurse specialist in a disease management clinic for patients with advanced heart failure.

Teaching

Dr. Albert is an external consultant and clinical educator to nurses and healthcare teams wishing to promote evidence-based nursing practices and nursing research. She has also taught as an adjunct associate professor, adjunct faculty member, or full professor at the following institutions:

  • Case Western Reserve University, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio 
  • University of Akron College of Nursing, Akron, Ohio 
  • Kent State University College of Nursing, Kent, Ohio 
  • Aalborg University, Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg, Denmark

Research, Publications & Presentations

Dr. Albert has published more than 160 peer-reviewed articles in nursing and medical journals and has written and reviewed numerous book chapters. She serves as executive editor of Cleveland Clinic’s own Notable Nursing, is an editorial board member of four journal publications, an associate editor for one nursing journal, and is an active manuscript reviewer for American Heart Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association and European Journal of Heart Failure, and more. Additionally, Dr. Albert presents nationally and internationally.

You can view Nancy's research, publications and presentations below by year or you can download a PDF of her work.

View a selection of her work.

2013»

Research

Cardiovascular Focus

2013. Principal Investigator. Is Patients’ Window View During Hospitalization Associated with Psychological Profile (Depression, Anxiety, or Hostility) and Clinical Outcomes? [In data collection]

2013. Coach. Predictors of pressure ulcer development in patients with peripheral vascular disease- validation study. [In data collection].

Non-Cardiovascular Focus

2013. Coach. Effects of Real-Time Video Phone Calls (Facetime)on Maternal Separation, Anxiety and Satisfaction with Newborn Baby Admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit [In proposal development]

2013. Coach. Advanced Practice Nurses' Awareness & Value of IOM's Future of Nursing Report Survey [IRB approval received; preparing for data collection]

2013. Coach. The Effects of Ethics Rounds on Nurse Perceptions of Self Performance with Families, Ethical Reasoning, Coping Style and Emotional Distress. [In data collection]

Corporate/Organization Sponsored

2013. Principal Investigator. PLATED-HF: Prepared Low-Sodium MeAls AfTEr Hospital Discharge- Heart Failure. (Purfoods, LLC/Moms Meals). [Proposal written; awaiting company sponsorship]

2013. Site Principal Investigator. Gas Exchange for Predicting Hospital Heart Failure Readmissions Clinical Evaluation Study. (Shape Medical Systems Inc.) [IRB approved; contract signed; data collection].

Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM. Heart failure from the nursing perspective in Part IV: Special Issues in Heart Failure. Heart Failure How to REALLY do it Right, Maisel A, Ed. In press, 2013.

Albert NM, Anderson D, Besthoff CM, Berne-Barta D, Cecil RY, Cichocki M, Del Monte P, Kelly RC, Lucrelli P. Care of the Chronically Ill Patient, Chapter 21 [Chronic Heart Failure]. Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing, Laughlin CB, Ed. (3rd Ed.). American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing: Pitman, NJ; 2013:388-404.

Manuscripts in Peer Reviewed Journals

Albert NM, Slifcak E, Roach JD, Bena JF, Horvath G, Wilson S, VanDenBossche R, Vargas N, Rhoades V, Hartig KM, Lachiewicz H, Murray T. A Randomized Controlled Study of Infection Rates in Intensive Care Environments by Electrocardiographic Lead Wires Type: Disposable and Cleaned, Reusable. Am J Crit Care; accepted for publication, November 3, 2013.

Albert NM. Use of novel oral anticoagulants for patients with atrial fibrillation: Systematic review and clinical implications. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care. Accepted for publication, October 30, 2013.

Wilcox JE, Fonarow GC, Zhang Y, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D. Mary Norine Walsh, MD11; Clyde W. Yancy, MDClinical effectiveness of CRT and ICD therapy in men and women with heart failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. Circ Heart Fail. published online October 31, 2013. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.113.000789

Ellrodt AG, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Bhatt DL, Cannon CP, Hernandez AF, Hlatky MA, Luepker RV, Peterson PN, Reeves M, Smith EE. Synthesizing lessons learned from Get With The Guidelines: the value of disease-based registries in improving quality and outcomes. Circulation. 2013;128: October 28, 2013, ePub ahead of print.

Corneillo, AL, Moyse T, Bates J, Karafa M, Hollis C, Albert NM. Predictors of pressure ulcer development in hospitalized surgical patients with vascular diseases. J Vascular Nurs. Accepted for publication, July 25, 2013; in press August 28, 2013.

Mulkey MA, Bena JF, Albert NM. Clinical outcomes of early mobility in a neuroscience intensive care unit. J Neuroscience Nurs. Accepted March 23, 2013 for mid 2014 publication.

Chipps E, Stelmaschuk S, Albert NM, Bernhard L, Holloman C. Workplace bullying in the operating room: Results of a descriptive study. AORN J. 2013;98:479-493.

Albert NM, Levy P, Langlois E, Nutter B, Yang D, Kumar VA, Medado P, Nykun E. Heart failure beliefs and self-care adherence when being treated in an emergency department. J Emer Med. 2013 Sep 17. doi:pii: S0736-4679(13)00677-X. 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.04.060. [Epub ahead of print]

Chen A, Yehle K, Albert NM, Ferraro KF, Mason H, Murawski M, Plake K. Relationships between health literacy and heart failure knowledge, self-efficacy, and self-care adherence. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy 2013. ePub ahead of print, August 17, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.07.001.

Chen A, Yehle K, Albert NM, Ferraro KF, Mason H, Murawski M, Plake K. Health literacy influences heart failure knowledge attainment but not self-efficacy for self-care or adherence to self-care over time. Nurs Res and Practice. ;2013(Article ID 353290). Open Access. doi:10.1155/2013/353290.

Tripepi-Bova KA, Sun Z, Mason D, Albert NM. Early removal of urinary catheters in patients with thoracic epidural catheters. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28:340-344.

Moser DK, Heo S, Lee KS, Hammash M, Riegel B, Lennie TA, Arslanian-Engoren C, Mudd-Martin G, Albert NM, Watkins J. “It Could be worse…Lot’s worse!” Why health-related quality of life is better in older compared to younger individuals with heart failure. Age and Ageing. 2013,42: 626-632.

Givertz MM, Teerlink JR, Albert NM, Westlake Canary CA, Collins SP, Colvin-Adams M, Ezekowitz JA, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Katz SD, Krishnamani R, Stough WG, Walsh MN, Butler J, Carson PE, Dimarco JP, Hershberger RE, Rogers JG, Spertus JA, Stevenson WG, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Starling RC. Acute decompensated heart failure: update on new and emerging evidence and directions for future research. J Card Fail. 2013;19:371-89. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2013.04.002.

Albert NM. Parallel Paths to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes: Evidence Matters. Am J Crit Care. 2013;22:289-296. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2013212

Heidenreich PA, Albert NM, Allen LA, Bluemke DA, Butler J, Fonarow GC, Ikonomidis JS, Khavjou O, Konstam MA, Maddox TM, Nichol G, Pham M, Piña IL, Trogdon JG; on behalf of the American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, and Stroke Council. Forecasting the impact of heart failure in the United States: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circ Heart Fail. 2013;6:606-19.

Anderson JL, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Curtis LH, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Ohman EM, Pressler SJ, Sellke FW, Shen W. Management of patients with atrial fibrillation (Compilation of 2006 ACCF/AHA/ESC and 2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS recommendations): A report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines. Circulation. 2013;127:1916-1926.

Albert NM, Burke J, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Forney J, Krajewski S. Nurses’ Uniform color and feelings/emotions in school-age children receiving healthcare. J Pediatric Nurs. 2013;28:141-149.

Anderson JL, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Curtis LH, Demets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Ohman EM, Pressler SJ, Sellke FW, Shen WK. Management of Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease (Compilation of 2005 and 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline Recommendations): A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2013;127:1425-1443. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31828b82aa. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61:1935-1944. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.02.001.

Anderson JL, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Bozkurt B, Brindis RG, Curtis LH, Demets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Ohman EM, Pressler SJ, Sellke FW, Shen WK. Management of Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease (Compilation of 2005 and 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline Recommendations): A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2013;127(13):1425-43. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31828b82aa.

Albert NM. Clinical nurse specialist profile. Clin Nurse Spec. 2013;27(2):103-4. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0b013e31828191ca

Albert NM, Chase S. Management of Hyponatremia in Heart Failure: Role of Tolvaptan. J Cardiovasc Nurs.. 2013;28:176-86. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318247119a

Shukla A, Curtis AB, Mehra MR, Albert NM, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, Liu Y, O'Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Factors Associated with Improvement in Utilization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Eligible Heart Failure Patients: Findings from IMPROVE HF. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013;36:433-443. doi: 10.1111/pace.12090.

Albert NM, Nutter B, Forney J, Slifcak E, Tang WH. A randomized controlled pilot trial of outcomes of strict allowance of fluid therapy in hyponatremic heart failure (SALT-HF). J Card Fail. 2013;19:1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2012.11.007.

O'Gara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Casey DE Jr, Chung MK, de Lemos JA, Ettinger SM, Fang JC, Fesmire FM, Franklin BA, Granger CB, Krumholz HM, Linderbaum JA, Morrow DA, Newby LK, Ornato JP, Ou N, Radford MJ, Tamis-Holland JE, Tommaso CL, Tracy CM, Woo YJ, Zhao DX, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Brindis RG, Creager MA, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson WG, Yancy CW; American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2013;127(4):e362-425. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182742cf6. - J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Jan 29;61(4):e78-140. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.019.

American College of Emergency Physicians; Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, O'Gara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Casey DE Jr, Chung MK, de Lemos JA, Ettinger SM, Fang JC, Fesmire FM, Franklin BA, Granger CB, Krumholz HM, Linderbaum JA, Morrow DA, Newby LK, Ornato JP, Ou N, Radford MJ, Tamis-Holland JE, Tommaso CL, Tracy CM, Woo YJ, Zhao DX, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Brindis RG, Creager MA, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson WG, Yancy CW. 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(4):485-510. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.018.

Jacobs AK, Kushner FG, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Anderson JL, Ohman EM, Albert NM, Antman EM, Arnett DK, Bertolet M, Bhatt DL, Brindis RG, Creager MA, Demets DL, Dickersin K, Fonarow GC, Gibbons RJ, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Koster MA, Normand SL, Ortiz E, Peterson ED, Roach WH Jr, Sacco RL, Smith SC Jr, Stevenson WG, Tomaselli GF, Yancy CW, Zoghbi WA, Harold JG, He Y, Mangu PB, Qaseem A, Sayre MR, Somerfield MR. ACCF/AHA Clinical Practice Guideline Methodology Summit Report: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;61(2):213-65. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.09.025. - Circulation. 2013;127(2):268-310. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e31827e8e5f

Capone L, Albert NM, Bena JF, Tang AS. Serious fall injuries in hospitalized patients with and without cancer. J Nurs Care Qual. 2013;28(1):52-9. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182679056.

Abstracts Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

Albert NM, Patel H, Sethares K, O’Rourke C, Forney J, Gannuscio J, Armola R, Philip D, Riegel B, Fontana S, Hsich E. Exercise Factors Associated with 1-Year Mortality in Ambulatory Patients with Heart Failure. J Cardiac Fail. 2013;19(8):S71.

Albert NM, Forney J, Karafa M, Clayman A. Differentiating Symptoms and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure and Hyponatremia. Heart Lung. 2013; 290-291.

Albert NM, Patel H, Sethares K, O’Rourke C, Forney J, Gannuscio J, Armola R, Philip D, Riegel B, Fontana, S, Hsich E. Does Adherence to Exercise in Ambulatory Patients with Heart Failure Differ by Country (USA versus Sweden)? Heart Lung. 2013; 290.

Rouse GW, Albert NM, Butler RS, Morrison SL, Forney J, Meyer J, Cary T, Kish G, Brosovich D. A Comparative Study of Fluid Management Education to Decrease Healthcare Consumption after Hospitalization for Heart Failure. Heart Lung. 2013; 297-298.

Yehle KS, Chen AMH, Albert NM, Ferraro KF, Mason HL, Murawski MM, Plake KS. A Proposed Model of the Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Care, Self-Efficacy, and Knowledge in Heart Failure. Heart Lung. 2013; 300.

Patel H. Albert NM. Börjesson M. Pre-Intervention considerations when aiming to increase physical activity and exercise in patients with chronic heart failure. ESC-HF. Eur J Heart Failure, 2013;12 (supplement 1):s 252.

Albert NM, Roach J, Slifcak E, Murray T, Bena J, Spence J. Randomized Controlled Trial of Differences in Artifact/Noise in Disposable versus Reusable Electrocardiography Lead Wires. Am J Crit Care. 2013;22(3):e43.

Colwill JP, O’Rourke C, Albert NM. Idea to innovation: understanding CNS practices through a CNS role tracking tool. Clin Nurs Specialist. 2013;27(2):E28-29.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal or Newsletter Publications

Baker JD, Minissian MB, Wyman JF, Ballard-Hernandez J, Albert NM, Berg NC. Where is my Team? Transitioning to a Team-Based Care Model. American College of Cardiology In Touch Blog. Posted May 30, 2013 @ 10:06 AM. http://blog.cardiosource.org/post/Where-is-my-Team-Transitioning-to-a-Team-Based-Care-Model.aspx

Presentations

Invited Oral Presentations/Panel Discussions/Lectures; non-Cleveland Clinic:

“Apply best practices in the treatment, management, and care of patients with heart failure” at the annual meeting of the Philaphine Nurses Association of America; Cleveland, Ohio; July 28, 2013.

“Understanding rationale for heart failure management guidelines updates” at the 9th annual meeting American Association of Heart Failure Nurses; Montreal, Canada; June 26, 2013.

“Heart failure accreditation, certification and recognition programs” at the 9th annual meeting of American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Heart failure Disease Management Workshop (sponsored by St Jude Medical); Montreal, Canada; June 26, 2013.

“Updated performance measures in heart failure: Nursing implications” at the National Teaching Institute; sponsored by GE Medical; Boston, Massachusetts; May 21 and may 22, 2013.

“Parallel paths to improve heart failure outcomes: evidence matters” at the National Teaching Institute; sponsored by the American Association of Critical-care Nurses; Boston, Massachusetts; May 20, 2013.

“Sustaining Quality Improvements and Measuring Effectiveness” at the Science of Cardiovascular Quality and Safety Pre-Conference Workshop of the American Heart Association Quality Care and Outcomes Research 2013 Scientific Session, Baltimore Maryland, May 15, 2013.

“Getting Published- Preparing to Write a Manuscript” at the ACC.13 Discovery to Delivery; sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, California; March 11, 2013.

“What Works in Disease Management Programs?” at the ACC.13 Discovery to Delivery; sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, San Francisco, California; March 10, 2013.

“The Value of CNS Work: Making & Saving Dollars for Your Institution” at the CNS: Leading Innovations for Health Care Change Annual Conference; sponsored by the National Association of CNS; San Antonio, Texas; March 9, 2013.

“Sample Size Determination” at the Research Workshop pre-conference of the CNS: Leading Innovations for Health Care Change Annual Conference; sponsored by the National Association of CNS; San Antonio, Texas; March 6, 2013.

2012»

Research

Cardiovascular Focus

2012. Coach. NP Use of the Chronic Care Model: A Focus on Diabetes Management in Primary Care. [In data collection]

2012. Principal Investigator. Do signs and symptoms of hyponatremia mimic those of decompensated heart failure? [Poster presentation at 9th annual AAHFN meeting, June 27-29, 2013; Montreal, Canada].

2012. Principal Investigator. Patients’ Knowledge of Heart Failure Self Care - Psychometric Properties. [In follow-up data collection].

Non-Cardiovascular Focus

2012. Coach. Predictors of pressure ulcer development in hospitalized patients-Validation study. [In analysis].

2012. Mentor. Novice Nurses Level of Global Interdependence Identity: A Quantitative Study [In data collection]

2012. Coach. Effects of an In-Depth Charge Nurse Orientation. [In proposal development]

Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM. Chapter 3: Regulatory requirements in acute heart failure. In: Peacock W. Frank (ed.), Short Stay Management of Acute Heart Failure, 2nd ed. Humana Press: New York, NY; 2012:33-43. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-627-2.

Manuscripts in Peer Reviewed Journals

2012 Writing Group Members, Tracy CM, Epstein AE, Darbar D, Dimarco JP, Dunbar SB, Mark Estes NA 3rd, Ferguson TB Jr, Hammill SC, Karasik PE, Link MS, Marine JE, Schoenfeld MH, Shanker AJ, Silka MJ, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Varosy PD; 2008 Writing Committee Members, Epstein AE, Dimarco JP, Ellenbogen KA, Mark Estes NA 3rd, Freedman RA, Gettes LS, Marc Gillinov A, Gregoratos G, Hammill SC, Hayes DL, Hlatky MA, Kristin Newby L, Page RL, Schoenfeld MH, Silka MJ, Warner Stevenson L, Sweeney MO; ACCF/AHA Task Force Members, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Creager MA, Demets D, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson W, Yancy CW. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS focused update of the 2008 guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac rhythm abnormalities: A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;144(6):e127-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2012.08.032. - Circulation. 2013;127(3):e283-352. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318276ce9b.

Kociol, RD, Peterson ED, Hammill BG, Flynn KE, Heidenreich PA, Piña IL, Lytle BL, Albert NM, Curtis LH, Fonarow GC, Hernandez AF. National survey of hospital strategies to reduce heart failure readmissions: Findings from the Get With the Guidelines-heart failure registry. Circulation Heart Fail. 2012;5(6):680-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.967406.

Albert NM, O’Connor P. How Many Subjects Do I Need in my Research Sample? Clin Nurse Spec. 2012;26(6):302-4. doi: 10.1097/NUR.0b013e31826fa91c.

Goodlin SJ, Wingate S, Albert NM, Pressler SJ, Houser J, Kwon J, Chiong J, Moser DK, Storey DP, Rasmusson K, Quill T, Teerlink JR, for the PAIN-HF Investigators. Investigating pain in heart failure patients: the pain assessment, incidence & nature in heart failure (PAIN-HF). J Card Failure. 2012;18(10):776-783. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2012.07.007.

Mahon L, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Albert NM. Cardiac tamponade after temporary pacer wire removal. Am J Crit Care. 2012;21:432-440. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2012585.

Reynolds D, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Johnson Inge P, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Race and improvements in the use of guideline-recommended therapies for patients with heart failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. J National Med Assoc. 2012;104:287-298.

Ambrosy AP, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Heywood TJ, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Gheorghiade M. B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Assessment in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients: Insights From IMPROVE HF. J Cardiovasc Med. 2012; 13(6):360-367. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e328353128c.

Eastwood J, Moser D, Riegel B, Albert NM, Pressler S, Dunbar S, Chung M, Wu J, Lennie T. Commonalities and differences in correlates of depressive symptoms in men and women with heart failure. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012;11(3):356-65. doi: 10.1177/1474515112438010.

Capone L, Albert NM, Bena JF, Tang AS. Predictors of a fall event in hospitalized cancer patients. Oncology Nurs Forum. 2012;39:E407-E415. doi: 10.1188/12.ONF.E407-E415.

Albert NM, Rock R, Sammon M, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Whitman A, Kato I, Landis-Erdman JC. Do patient and nurse outcome differences exist between two negative pressure wound therapy systems? J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2012;39(3):259-266. doi: 10.1097/WON.0b013e3182487a50.

Albert NM. Fluid Management Strategies in Heart Failure. Crit Care Nurs. 2012;32(2):20-32; quiz 34. doi: 10.4037/ccn2012877.

Butler J, Ezekowitz JA, Collins SP, Givertz MM, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Albert NM, Westlake Canary CA, Carson PE, Colvin-Adams M, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Rogers JG, Spertus JA, Stevenson WG, Sweitzer NK, Tang WHW, Gattis Stough W, Starling, RC. Update on Aldosterone Antagonists Use in Heart Failure with Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines Committee. J Cardiac Fail; 2012;18:265-281.

Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Liu Y, Mehra MR, O'Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW. Incremental reduction in risk of death associated with use of guideline-recommended therapies in patients with heart failure: A nested case-control analysis of IMPROVE HF. J Am Heart Assoc 2012;1:16-26. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.111.000018

Walsh MN, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, Liu Y, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Lack of Association Between Electronic Health Record Systems and Improvement in Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in Outpatient Cardiology Practices. Clin Cardiol. 2012;35(3):187-196. doi: 10.1002/clc.21971.

Albert NM, Paul S, Murray M. Complexities of Care For Patients and Families Living with Advanced Cardiovascular Diseases: Overview. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012; 27(2):103-113.

Stevenson WG, Hernandez, AF, Carson PE, Fang JC, Katz SD, Spertus JA, Sweitzer NK, Tang, WHW, Albert NM, Butler J, Westlake Canary CA, Collins SP, Colvin-Adams M, Ezekowitz JA, Givertz MM, Hershberger RE, Rogers JG, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Gattis Stough W, Starling RC. Indications for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: 2011 Update From the Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee. J Cardiac Fail;2012;18:94-106. doi:10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.12.004

Trochelman K, Albert N, Spence J, Murray T, Slifcak E. Patients and families weigh in on evidence-based hospital design. Crit Care Nurs.2012;32(1):e1-e11. doi: 10.4037/ccn2012785.

Mehra MR, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood T, Liu Y, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Factors associated with improvement in Guideline-based use of ICDs in eligible heart failure patients. PACE. 2012;35(2):135-145. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2011.03279.x.

Moreland P, Gallagher S, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Albert NM. Nursing satisfaction with implementation of electronic medication administration record. Comput Inform Nurs. 2012; 30(2):97-103. doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e318224b54e.

Wilcox JE, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Heywood JT, Johnson Inge P, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O'Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Gheorghiade M. Factors associated with improvement in ejection fraction in clinical practice among patients with heart failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. Am Heart J 2012;163(1):49-56.e2.

Gheorghiade M, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Johnson Inge P, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Medication dosing in outpatients with heart failure after implementation of a practice-based performance improvement intervention: findings from IMPROVE HF. Congestive Heart Fail. 2012;18:9-17. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2011.00250.x.

Buck HG, Lee CS, Moser DK, Albert NM, Lennie T, Bentley B, Worrall-Carter L, Riegel B. The relationship between self-care and health related quality of life in older adults with moderate to advanced heart failure. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012;27(1):8-15. doi:10.1097/JCN.0b013e3182106299

Hillis LD, Smith PK, Anderson JL, Bittl JA, Bridges CR, Byrne JG, Cigarroa JE, DiSesa VJ, Hiratzka LF, Hutter AM Jr, Jessen ME, Keeley EC, Lahey SJ, Lange RA, London MJ, Mack MJ, Patel MR, Puskas JD, Sabik JF, Selnes O, Shahian DM, Trost JC, Winniford MD, Jacobs AK, Anderson JL, Albert N, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson W, Yancy CW; American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012;143(1):4-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.10.015.

Rooke TW, Hirsch AT, Misra S, Sidawy AN, Beckman JA, Findeiss LK, Golzarian J, Gornik HL, Halperin JL, Jaff MR, Moneta GL, Olin JW, Stanley JC, White CJ, White JV, Zierler RE; 2005 Writing Committee Members, Hirsch AT, Haskal ZJ, Hertzer NR, Bakal CW, Creager MA, Halperin JL, Hiratzka LF, Murphy WR, Olin JW, Puschett JB, Rosenfield KA, Sacks D, Stanley JC, Taylor LM Jr, White CJ, White JV, White RA; ACCF/AHA TASK FORCE MEMBERS, Jacobs AK, Anderson JL, Albert N, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson W, Yancy CW. 2011 ACCF/AHA focused update of the guideline for the management of patients with peripheral artery disease (Updating the 2005 guideline): A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines Developed in Collaboration With the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Interventional Radiology, Society for Vascular Medicine, and Society for Vascular Surgery. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2012;79(4):501-31. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23373.

Abstracts Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

Albert NM, Patel H, Sethares K, O'Rourke C, Forney J, Gannuscio J, Armola R, Philip D, Riegel B, Fontana S, Hsich E. Predictors of Exercise in Ambulatory Patients with Heart Failure. Circulation. 2012;126:A17617.

Albert NM, Forney J, Slifcak E, Sorrell J, Krajewski S. Physical activity and exercise nonadherence in heart failure: Understanding interrelationships between knowledge, emotions, time and desire. Heart & Lung: J Acute Crit Care 2012;41:411.

Yehle KS, Chen AM, Albert NM, Ferraro KF, Mason HL, Murawski MM, Plake KS. Health literacy influences knowledge attainment but not self-care or self-efficacy longitudinally in patients with heart failure. Heart & Lung: J Acute Crit Care 2012;41:419-420.

Chen AMH, Yehle KS, Albert N, Ferraro KF, Mason HL, Murawski MM, Plake KS. Health literacy influences knowledge attainment but not self-care or self-efficacy longitudinally in heart failure patients. Circulation: Cardiovasc Quality Outcomes 2012;5:A58.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal or Newsletter Publications

Albert NM. Dietary factors and risk of developing heart failure? The Connection- Official Newsletter of American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. 2012;31:8-9.

Albert NM. Defining clinical hours (for heart failure certification). The Connection- Official Newsletter of American Association of Heart Failure Nurses. 2012;30:8.

Presentations

Abstract Presentations

Chen A, Yehle K, Albert N, Ferraro K, Mason H, Murawski M, Plake K. Health literacy influences knowledge attainment but not self-care or self-efficacy longitudinally in heart failure patients. Poster, College of Health and Human Sciences Fall Research Day. West Lafayette, IN; October, 2012.

Yehle KS, Chen AMH, Albert N, Ferraro KF, Mason HL, Murawski MM, Plake KS. Health literacy influences knowledge attainment but not self-care or self-efficacy longitudinally in heart failure patients. American Heart Association, Target HF Webinar, sponsored by American Heart Association, Webinar, August 28, 2012.

Invited Oral Presentations/Panel Discussions/Lectures; non-Cleveland Clinic:

“Team Practice in Heart failure Clinics” at the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Cardiology annual meeting: Modern Healthcare Team: Dynamics of The Progressive Collaborative Practice Model Conference; Newark, New Jersey, May 3, 2012.

“Best Cardiovascular Practices 2012: Show Me the Evidence” at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 2012; Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2012.

“Predictors of activity and exercise in patients with heart failure” at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 2012; Los Angeles, California, November 6, 2012.

“Systems of care engineering and monitoring” at the (plenary session) Engineering Success for Heart Failure” at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 2012; Los Angeles, California, November 5, 2012.

“Rationale for and overview of the Joint Commission/American Heart Association Advanced HF Certification program” at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 2012; Los Angeles, California, November 5, 2012.

“Aquaphoresis: Current Research and Current Guidelines” at the Aquaphoresis Advisory Board, Orlando, Florida; October 20, 2012.

“Assessing the Quality of Research Evidence” at Aalborg University, Aalborg Denmark; September 20, 2012.

“Getting Nursing research Started in a Hospital Environment” at Skejby University Hospital, Aalborg Denmark; September 19, 2012.

“Telehealth Challenges in the Future” at Aalborg University, Aalborg Denmark; September 19, 2012.

“The Future Patient Using Telehealth” at Aalborg University, Aalborg Denmark; September 17, 2012.

“Re-Defining Success: Evidence for Improved Quality of Care” at the Scientific Program of the 16th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America. Sponsored by the Heart Failure Society of America, Seattle; Washington; September 12, 2012.

“Physical activity and exercise: Understanding interrelationships between knowledge, emotions time and desire” at the 8th Annual Soaring to New Heights meeting; sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Chicago, IL; June 29, 2012.

“Optimize your readmission initiative: Use of biomarkers as a risk stratification tool” at the 8th Annual Soaring to New Heights meeting; sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses and BG Medicine, Chicago, IL; June 29, 2012.

“Right ventricular dysfunction” at the 8th Annual Soaring to New Heights meeting; sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Chicago, IL; June 29, 2012.

“Expanded CRT indications” at the 8th Annual Soaring to New Heights meeting; sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses and Medtronic, Chicago, IL; June 28, 2012.

“AHA Get With the Guidelines; SCPC Certification and TJC/AHA Advanced heart failure Certification” at the Heart Failure Disease Management Program at the 8th Annual Soaring to New Heights meeting. Sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Chicago, IL; June 28, 2012.

“Health Literacy in Advanced Heart Disease Patients, How Important is it?” at the SUCCESS WITH FAILURE: The Nursing Perspective of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation annual meeting, sponsored by Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Beverly Hills, CA, June 7, 2012.

“Nursing Research in Heart Failure: A Foundation for Improved Practice” at the SUCCESS WITH FAILURE: The Nursing Perspective of Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation annual meeting, sponsored by Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Beverly Hills, CA, June 7, 2012.

“Performance Measures: Do They Assess Quality” at the ACC.12; sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 2012.

“New Heart Failure Get With The Guidelines Measures – An update”. Sponsored by the American Heart Association; Teleconference, January 18, 2012.

Cleveland Clinic Sponsored Professional Invitations

“Understanding NEW and UPDATED Performance Measures in Heart Failure” Dimensions in Cardiac Care Symposium, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, September 24, 2012.

2011»

Research

Cardiovascular Focus

2011. Coach. Chest tubes-time to manage. [In data analysis].

Non-Cardiovascular Focus

2011. Coach. Flight Nurses Perception of Stressors in the Workplace [Research completed; thesis written; no publication]

2011. Coach. Education Intervention to Improve Urinary Incontinence after Prostate Cancer Surgery [Presented at local meting, Cleveland OH, May 2013]

2011. Mentor (to PhD student-dissertation). Nursing the Identity: The Mediating Roles of Learned Helplessness and Interaction Involvement in Predicting Willingness to Confront Conflict and Anticipated Turnover. [Preparing 2 manuscripts: Nursing Economic$ and Journal of Healthcare Communication; both are nearly ready for submission].

2011. Coach. Nurse Adherence to Following Chemotherapy Administration Guidelines and Environmental Exposure to Chemotherapy [In data collection].

2011. Coach. An Evaluation of the Implementation of a Standardized Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis Instrument upon the Accuracy of the Assessment and Documentation of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis [in data collection].

2011. Coach. Exploring the Complexity of the Nurses’ Role; Phase 2. [Presented at local meeting, Cleveland OH, 2013; Preparing manuscript].

2011. Coach. Validation of Infection Preventionists (IP) surveillance for determining hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) using CDC definitions [Manuscript ready for submission to Am J Inf Control, August 2013; presented at APIC annual meeting, June 2013].

2011. Principal Investigator. Health Promotion for Nurses in the Workplace: Facilitators and Barriers to a Healthy Lifestyle. [In data collection].

Corporate/Organization Sponsored

2011. Principal Investigator. Understanding Total Body Water and Hemodynamic Measurements in Patients with Heart Failure, Using Whole Body Impedance. (Ni Medical Inc.). [In data collection].

2011. Principal Investigator. ECG Leadwires: Do Disposable Leadwires Reduce the Incidence of Bacterial Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients? (Covidien). [Results to be presented at SCCM, January 2014 annual meeting; manuscript submitted to Am J Crit Care 08/20/2013].

2011. Principal Investigator. ECG Leadwires: Do Disposable Leadwires Provide Adequate Signaling in Stepdown/Telemetry Environment Compared to Cleaned Reusable ECG Leadwires? (Covidien). [Results presented at AACN-NTI, Boston, MA in May 2013; manuscript submitted to Am J Crit Care 08/26/2013].

2011. Site Principal Investigator. An observational prospective registry to identify demographic and clinical characteristics of patients hospitalized with euvolemic and hypervolemic hyponatremia and assess the comparative effectiveness of available treatments and the impact on resource utilization. (Otsuka) [completed].

2011. Coach. Detection of delirium in the Neurological Intensive Care: validity of 2 tools and neurointensive examination for delirium screening and monitoring. (SCCM; Norma Schumaker Grant and AACN Edwards Life Science Grant) [3 abstracts presented nationally 2012 and 2013 SCCM annual meeting and American Delirium Society annual meeting, 2013].

Publications

Manuscripts in Peer Reviewed Journals

Paolucci H, Nutter B, Albert NM. RN Knowledge of Vascular Access Devices Management J Assoc Vascular Access. 2011;16(4):8-12. DOI: 10.2309/java.16-4-4.

Levine GN, Bates ER, Blankenship JC, Bailey SR, Bittl JA, Cercek B, Chambers CE, Ellis SG, Guyton RA, Hollenberg SM, Khot UN, Lange RA, Mauri L, Mehran R, Moussa ID, Mukherjee D, Nallamothu BK, Ting HH, Jacobs AK, Anderson JL, Albert N, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson W, Yancy CW. 2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI Guideline for percutaneous coronary intervention: A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association task force on practice guidelines and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2011 Nov 7. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23390.

Gersh BJ, Maron BJ, Bonow RO, Dearani JA, Fifer MA, Link MS, Naidu SS, Nishimura RA, Ommen SR, Rakowski H, Seidman CE, Towbin JA, Udelson JE, Yancy CW; ACCF/AHA Task Force Members, Jacobs AK, Smith SC Jr, Anderson JL, Albert NM, Buller CE, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Nishimura RA, Ohman EM, Page RL, Stevenson WG, Tarkington LG, Yancy CW. 2011 ACCF/AHA guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142(6):e153-203. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2011.10.019. - Circulation. 2011;124(24):e783-831. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318223e2bd.

Gersh BJ, Maron BJ, Bonow RO, Dearani JA, Fifer MA, Link MS, Naidu SS, Nishimura RA, Ommen SR, Rakowski H, Seidman CE, Towbin JA, Udelson JE, Yancy CW; ACCF/AHA Task Force Members, Jacobs AK, Smith SC Jr, Anderson JL, Albert NM, Buller CE, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Krumholz HM, Kushner FG, Nishimura RA, Ohman EM, Page RL, Stevenson WG, Tarkington LG, Yancy CW. 2011 ACCF/AHA guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Executive summary A report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011;142(6):1303-1338. - Circulation. 2011;124(24):2761-96. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e318223e230.

Dekker RL, Lennie TA, Albert NM, Rayens MK, Chung ML, Wu JR, Song EK, Moser DK. Depressive symptom trajectory predicts 1-year health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure. J Card Fail. 2011;17(9):755-763.

Albert NM, Fulton J. Four Rights for Focusing Clinical Nurse Specialist Research: Right Focus, Right Projects, Right Level, and Right Resources. Clin Nurs Specialist: J Adv Nurs Practice. 2011;25(4):165-168.

Solomon D, Albert N, Sun Z, Bowers AM, Molnar M. Complexity of Care is Associated with Distressing Environmental Factors. Clin Nurs Specialist: J Adv Nurs Practice. 2011;25(4):186-192.

Beling J, Liberitni LS, Sun Z, Masina M, Albert NM. Predictors for Electronic Survey Completion in Healthcare Research. Comput Inform Nurs. 2011;29(5):297-301. DOI: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3182065fbb.

Bufalino VJ, Masoudi FA, Stranne SK, Horton K, Albert NM, Beam C, Bonow RO, Davenport RL, Girgus M, Fonarow GC, Krumholz HM, Legnini MW, Lewis WR, Nichol G, Peterson ED, Rosamond W, Rumsfeld JS, Schwamm LH, Shahian DM, Spertus JA, Woodard PK, Yancy CW; on behalf of the American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee. The American Heart Association’s recommendations for expanding the applications of existing and future clinical registries: a policy statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011,123(19):2167-2179.

Jessup M, Albert NM, Lanfear DE, Lindenfeld J, Massie BM, Walsh MN, Zucker MJ. ACCF/AHA/HFSA 2011 Survey Results: Current Staffing Profile of Heart Failure Programs, Including Programs That Perform Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Implantation: A Report of the ACCF Heart Failure and Transplant Committee, AHA Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee, and Heart Failure Society of America. Circ Heart Fail. 2011;4(3):378-87. doi: 10.1161/HHF.0b013e3182186210.
- J Card Fail. 2011;17(5):349-58. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2011.04.001.
- J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(20):2115-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.01.004.

Wann LS, Curtis AB, Ellenbogen KA, Estes NA 3rd, Ezekowitz MD, Jackman WM, January CT, Lowe JE, Page RL, Slotwiner DJ, Stevenson WG, Tracy CM, Fuster V, Rydén LE, Cannom DS, Crijns HJ, Curtis AB, Ellenbogen KA, Halperin JL, Kay GN, Le Heuzey JY, Lowe JE, Olsson SB, Prystowsky EN, Tamargo JL, Wann LS, Jacobs AK, Anderson JL, Albert N, Creager MA, Ettinger SM, Guyton RA, Halperin JL, Hochman JS, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson WG, Yancy CW. 2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update on the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation (Update on Dabigatran) A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Heart Rhythm. 2011;8(3):e1-8
- Heart Rhythm. 2011;8(1):157-176
- Circulation. 2011;123(10):1144-1150
- J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(2):223-242.

Riegel B, Lee CS, Albert N, Lennie T, Chung M, Song EK, Bentley B, Heo S, Worall-Carter L, Moser DK. From Novice to Expert: Confidence and activity status determine heart failure self-care performance. Nurs Res 2011;60(2):132-138.

Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, Liu Y, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW. Associations Between Outpatient Heart Failure Process-of-Care Measures and Mortality. Circulation 2011;123(15):1601-1610.

Albert NM. Reply to Commentary on "A randomized trial of massage therapy after heart surgery" by Baxter GD in Focus Altern Complement Ther. 2011;16(1):76.

O'Connor CM, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Inge PJ, Mehra MR, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Patient and Practice Factors Associated With Improvement in Use of Guideline-Recommended Therapies for Outpatients With Heart Failure (from the IMPROVE HF Trial). Am J Cardiol. 2011;107(2):250-258.

Spence J, Murray T, Tang A, Butler R, Albert NM. Nighttime Noise Issues That Interrupt Sleep After Cardiac Surgery. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26(1):88-95.

Abstracts Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

Chen AM, Yehle KS, Albert N, Ferraro KF, Mason HM, Murawski MM, Plake KS. A proposed model of the relationships between health literacy, self-care, self-efficacy, and knowledge in heart failure. Circulation 2011;124:A18185.

Albert NM, O’Malley M, Nutter B, Starling R. Do advanced practice nurses conform to heart failure therapies at the same rate as team-based physicians? J Cardiac Fail 2011;17(8S):S99.

Dekker RL, Lennie TA, Albert NM, Rayens MK, Chung ML, Wu JR, Moser DK. Trajectory of depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure: influence on cardiac event-free survival. Cleve Clin J Med. 2011;78(Suppl 1):S92.

Albert NM, Nutter B, Forney J, Slifcak E, Tang WH. Salt-HF: Sodium and liquids and time to rehospitalization-heart Failure. Heart & Lung: J Acute Crit Care 2011;40:361.

Albert NM, Aspinwall L, Liu X, Pratt L, Best CH, Cohen B. Heart failure hospital nurses need help (health education and logical planning) to educate patients. Heart & Lung: J Acute Crit Care 2011;40:363.

Yehle KS, Chen AM, Plake KS, Albert N. Health Literacy and Medication Difficulties in Informal Caregivers of Patients with Heart Failure. Heart & Lung: J Acute Crit Care 2011;40:368-369.

Albert NM, Pina IL, Fonarow GC, Catha G, Wayte P, Plank T, Bruckman D, Kikano G. Is Knowledge Given, Knowledge Gained? American Heart Association Heart Failure Protocols and Educational Content within the Intel(R) Health Guide System. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011;4:AP165.

Pina IL, Albert NM, Fonarow GC, Catha G, Wayte P, Plank T, Bruckman D, Kikano G. An Observational Study of Deployment of American Heart Association Heart Failure Protocols and Educational Content Within the Intel(R) Health Guide System Post Discharge. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011;4:AP230.

Mehra, MR, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, Liu Y, O’Connor CM, Pu W, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC. Factors Associated With Improvement in Guideline-Based Use of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Eligible Heart Failure Patients by Implementing a Practice-Based Performance Improvement Intervention: Results From IMPROVE HF. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011;57(14; Suppl A):E185.

Presentations

Abstract Presentations

Kociol RD, Flynn KE, Hammill BG, Heidenreich PA, Pina IL, Albert NM, Lytle BL, Fonarow GC, Peterson ED, Hernandez AF. National survey of heart failure transitional care processes and their association with readmission risk: results from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure. Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2011 Scientific Sessions, sponsored by American Heart Association, Washington D.C., May 12, 2011.

Albert NM, Liu X, Pehotsky C. Caring Touch: Are there predictors of the type of touch nurses deliver and the type of touch patients’ desire? Midwest Nursing Research Society annual meeting, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, March 26, 2011.

Paolucci H, Nutter B, Albert NM. RN Knowledge About Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Management. Midwest Nursing Research Society annual meeting, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, March 25, 2011.

Albert NM, Stelmaschuk S, Chipps E, Sun Z, Fetto J, Zacharyasz K, Capone L, Massa G, Brown-Brumsfeld D. Workplace bullying in healthcare: Does work environment make a difference? Midwest Nursing Research Society annual meeting, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, March 25, 2011.

Cwynar R, Albert NM, Liu X, Piccolo K. Risk Factors for Early Post-discharge Sleep Disturbances After Cardiac Surgery. PCNA's 17th Annual Symposium, Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 10-12, 2011.

Invited Oral Presentations/Panel Discussions/Lectures; non-Cleveland Clinic:

“State of the Art Developments in Internal Cardiac Monitoring Devices: Implications for Patient Management” at the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium 2011; Orlando Florida, November 15, 2011.

Best practices: How Cleveland Clinic keeps readmissions low after heart failure admission” at the American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions, 2011; Orlando Florida, November 13, 2011.

“Strategies for developing and writing a research abstract and grant” at the People and Knowledge: Improving Health Care through Disseminating Nursing Research Writing Workshop (Preconference workshop) at the Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention; Grapevine Texas, October 28, 2011.

“Translating Heart Failure Research into Practice: Nurses as Educators and Knowledge Sources of Patient Self Care” at the World-Class Nursing With a Personal Touch: A Research Perspective 2011, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas; October 25, 2011.

“Pearls, Pitfalls, and Solutions on Developing, Conducting, Translating and Disseminating Research” at the World-Class Nursing With a Personal Touch: A Research Perspective 2011, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas; October 25, 2011.

“Fluid restriction: essential or water torture” at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts, September 20, 2011.

“Do advanced practice nurses conform to heart failure therapies at the same rate as team-based physicians?” at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts, September 19, 2011.

“Data in your clinical practice: Obtaining data, managing data and improving patient care” at the 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America, Boston, Massachusetts, September 18, 2011.

“Avoiding turbulence- the three phases of writing for publication” at the 2011 Annual Nursing Research Conference, Soaring to New Heights, sponsored by the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Medical Affairs Medical Center, Beachwood Ohio, September 16, 2011.

“Translational research in heart failure” at the 2011 Annual Nursing Research Conference, Soaring to New Heights, sponsored by the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Medical Affairs Medical Center, Beachwood Ohio, September 16, 2011.

“Diet in heart failure: Eat and be merry?” at the Annual AAHFN 2011 conference, Paving the Way- Science, Clinical Application, networking; sponsored by American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Seattle, Washington, June 24, 2011.

“Using diagnostic devices to manage heart failure” at the Annual AAHFN 2011 conference, Paving the Way- Science, Clinical Application, networking; sponsored by American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Seattle, Washington, June 24, 2011.

“SALT-HF: Sodium and liquids and time to rehospitalization-Heart failure” at the Annual AAHFN 2011 conference, Paving the Way- Science, Clinical Application, networking; sponsored by American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Seattle, Washington, June 23, 2011.

“Heart failure hospital nurses need HELP (Health Education and Logical Planning) to educate patients” at the Annual AAHFN 2011 conference, Paving the Way- Science, Clinical Application, networking; sponsored by American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Seattle, Washington, June 23, 2011.

“Heart failure program certification/Get With The Guidelines” at the Heart Failure Disease management Pre-Conference Workshop of the Annual AAHFN annual meeting; sponsored by American Association of Heart Failure Nurses and Boston Scientific; Seattle, Washington, June 22, 2011.

“Telehealth related nursing research at Cleveland Clinic” at the Transatlantic Telehealth Research Network” meeting, sponsored by Augsburg University, Augsburg, Denmark, June 7, 2011.

QCOR Workshop: Transitions in Care to Prevent Rehospitalization (Moderator); “Enhancing admission assessment to meet post-discharge needs” and “Post-acute care follow-up: What’s at stake” at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2011 Scientific Sessions, sponsored by American Heart Association, Washington D.C., May 12, 2011.

“Acute heart failure management: Preventing rehospitalization” at the National Teaching Institute, sponsored by the American Association of Critical-care Nurses, Chicago, Illinois, May 5, 2011.

“Heart Failure Education: What is Missing to Stop the Rehospitalization Revolving Door” at the National Teaching Institute, sponsored by the American Association of Critical-care Nurses and General Electric-Healthcare, Chicago, Illinois, May 4, 2011.

“The future of nursing excellence is through nursing research” at the 5th Nursing Symposium, Excellence in Health Care: A Joint Venture; sponsored by King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 1-2, 2011.

“Using quality data to facilitate practice development through partnership” at the 5th Nursing Symposium, Excellence in Health Care: A Joint Venture; sponsored by King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, May 1-2, 2011.

“Funding opportunities for team-based research” at the ACC.11 /i2Summit, sponsored by the American College of Cardiology, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 4, 2011.

“Caring touch: Are there predictors of the type of touch nurses deliver and the type of touch patients’ desire?” at the MNRS 35th Annual Research Conference, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, Columbus OH, March 26, 2011.

“Relationships matter: Violence in the workplace, physical or verbal, impacts patients outcomes” at the MNRS 35th Annual Research Conference, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, Columbus OH, March 26, 2011.

“Establishing and promoting a hospital-based nursing research program” at the MNRS 35th Annual Research Conference, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, Columbus OH, March 24, 2011.

“Writing for Publication” at the Clinical Nurse Specialist: Your Clinical Innovation Expert Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Baltimore, Maryland, March 9, 2011.

“Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) Roles in Conducting Nursing Research” at the Clinical Nurse Specialist: Your Clinical Innovation Expert Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Baltimore, Maryland, March 10, 2011.

“If I knew then what I knew now: lessons learned in clinical research” at the Clinical Nurse Specialist: Your Clinical Innovation Expert Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Baltimore, Maryland, March 11, 2011.

“CNS Whisperer: Giving voice to CNS contributions” at the Clinical Nurse Specialist: Your Clinical Innovation Expert Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Baltimore, Maryland, March 11, 2011.

“Monitoring in the home-Implanted or not” at the 8th Annual ABC’s of Heart Failure: Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment; The Patient’s Journey; sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, February 12, 2011.

“A brief overview of right vs. left and diastolic dysfunction” via teleconference, sponsored by the American Heart Association (Cleveland Office), February 16, 2011.

Cleveland Clinic Sponsored Professional Invitations

“Heart failure management: Using diagnostics from internal, external, and remote cardiac devices” at the Dimensions in Cardiac Care Symposium, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio, April 12, 2011.

2010»

Research

Cardiovascular Focus

2010. Coach. Clinical ECG Competency after ECG Course Completion. [poster presentation at local meeting; abstract submitted to AACN for 2014 meeting].

Non-Cardiovascular Focus

2010. Principal investigator. Impact of Magnet status on research publications by hospital-based nurses. [Accepted oral presentation, Nov 2013 at INARC Conference - Implementing Innovation Across the Health Care Continuum, Baltimore MD]

2010. Coach. Early Removal of Foley Catheters in Patients with Thoracic Epidural Catheters. [Manuscript published (ePub ahead of print in J Nurs Care Qual].

2010. Principal Investigator (with National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Research Committee members). Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) roles in conducting nursing research. [Phase 1-presented at NACNS meeting, March 2011; Phase 2 analysis completed; Phase 3 in data collection, 08/23/13].

2010. Principal Investigator. Elective Exposure to Music: Psychometric Testing of a New Survey Tool and Relationship with Self-Rated Health. [In analysis].

2010. Coach. Predictors of pressure ulcer development in hospitalized patients. [manuscript accepted in J Vasc Nurs, July 2013; in press, 08/28/13].

2010. Coach. Discharge Criteria: Does a revised discharge scoring tool accurately reflect a patient’s readiness for discharge from a Phase I PACU? [manuscript in revision process]

Corporate/Organization Sponsored

2010. Coach. [Stop CAUTI] Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) Hospitals. [Data collection completed November 2012; preparing for internal analysis of sub-study].

2010. Principal Investigator (multicenter study). Health literacy, knowledge, medication hassles and self-care in heart failure: a longitudinal study. (Purdue University). [2 manuscripts published (1) Nurs Res and Practice- July 2013; (2)Res Social & Admin Pharmacy- August 2013].

2010. Coach. Does early mobilization improve Neuroscience ICU patient outcomes? (American Association of Neurological Nurses and Hill-Rom) [(1) Pre-intervention report: manuscript accepted for publication in J Am Assoc Neurological Nurs, in 03/2013; for 2014 publication; (2) comparative results submitted to SCCM annual meeting in January 2014; manuscript in development for Am J Crit Care; (3) Post-comparative phase: in data collection till September 12, 2013].

Publications

Manuscripts in Peer Reviewed Journals

Wocial L, Albert NM, Fettes S, Birch S, Howey K, Trochelman K. Impact of Pediatric Nurses’ Uniforms on Perceptions of Nurse Professionalism. Pediatric Nurs 2010;36:230-236.

Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JH, Johnson Inge P, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O'Connor CM, Reynolds D, Fonarow GC. Equitable improvement for women and men in the use of guideline-recommended therapies for heart failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. J Cardiac Fail 2010;16:940-949.

Albert NM, Hancock K, Murray T, Karafa M, Runner JC, Fowler SB, Austel Nadeau C, Rice KL, Krajewski S. Are Cleaned, Ready-To-Use, Reusable ECG Leadwires a Source of Pathogenic Microorganisms? A Multicenter Study. Am J Crit Care 2010;19:e73-e80.

DeWitt L, Albert NM. Preferences for Visitation in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. J Perianesth Nurs. 2010;25:296-301.

Heywood JH, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gheorghiade M, Johnson Inge P, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O'Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Comparison of Medical Therapy Dosing in Outpatients Cared for in Cardiology Practices With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction With and Without Device Therapy: A Report From IMPROVE HF. Circ Heart Fail 2010;3:596-605.

Murray T, Spence J, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Albert NM. Perceptions of Reasons Call Lights are Activated Pre- and Post- Intervention to Decrease Call Light Use. J Nurs Care Qual. 2010; 25(4):366-372.

Albert NM. Reply to Comment on "A randomized trial of massage therapy after heart surgery" by Bauer et al. Heart Lung. 2010;39(5):461.

Heart Failure Society of America, Lindenfeld J, Albert NM, Boehmer JP, Collins SP, Ezekowitz JA, Givertz MM, Katz SD, Klapholz M, Moser DK, Rogers JG, Starling RC, Stevenson WG, Tang WH, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN. HFSA 2010 Comprehensive Heart Failure Practice Guideline. J Card Fail. 2010;16(6):e1-194.

Albert NM, Trochelman K, Li J, Lin S. Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms: Are You Asking the Right Questions? Am J Crit Care 2010;19(5):443-452. DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2009314.

Krowchuk HV, Albert NM, Bowen C. A question of identity: should white uniforms be standard for hospital-based RNs? MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2010;35:186-7.

Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Johnson Inge P, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW. Improving evidence-based care for heart failure in outpatient cardiology practices. Primary results of the Registry to Improve the Use of Evidence-Based Heart Failure Therapies in the Outpatient Setting (IMPROVE HF). Circulation 2010;122:585-596.

Peacock WF, Braunwald E, Abraham W, Albert N, Burnett J, Christenson R, Collins S, Diercks D, Fonarow G, Hollander J, Kellerman A, Gheorghiade M, Kirk D, Levy P, Maisel A, Massie BM, O'Connor C, Pang P, Shah M, Sopko G, Stevenson L, Storrow A, Teerlink J. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group on Emergency Department Management of Acute Heart Failure: Research Challenges and Opportunities. J Am Coll Cardiol 2010;56 343-351.

Albert NM, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Outpatient Cardiology Practices with Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Provide Similar Delivery of Recommended Therapies (Findings from IMPROVE HF). Am J Cardiol. 2010;105:1773-1779.

Capone L, Albert NM, Bena JF, Morrison SM. Characteristics of hospitalized cancer patients who fall. J Nurs Care Qual. 2010;25(3):216-223.

Heywood TJ, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Influence of Renal Function on the Use of Guideline-Recommended Therapies for Patients With Heart Failure. Am J Cardiol. 2010;105:1140-1146.

Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Fonarow GC. Electronic health records and quality of care for heart failure. Am Heart J 2010;159:635-642.e1.

Albert NM, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Influence of Dedicated Heart Failure Clinics on Delivery of Recommended Therapies in Outpatient Cardiology Practices: IMPROVE HF Findings. Am Heart J 2010;159:238-244.

Albert NM, Fonarow GC, Hernandez AF. Aldosterone antagonists in patients with heart failure. Reply. JAMA. 2010;303:834-835. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.187.

Peterson PN, Rumsfeld JS, Liang L, Albert NM, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Fonarow GC, Masoudi FA, on behalf of the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure Program. A validated risk score for in-hospital mortality in patients with heart failure from the AHA Get With the Guidelines program. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2010:3:25-32.

Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Adherence to Guideline-Recommended Adjunctive Heart Failure Therapies Among Outpatient Cardiology Practices (Findings from IMPROVE HF). Am J Cardiol 2010;105:255–260.

Abstracts Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

Eastwood J, Moser D, Riegel B, Albert N, Pressler S, Dunbar S, Chung M, Wu J, Lennie T. Depressive Symptoms in Women and Men with Heart Failure. Circulation 2010;122(Suppl)(21):A18172.

Gheorghiade M, Albert N, Curtis AB, Heywood JT, Johnson Inge P, McBride ML, R Mehra M, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Fonarow G. Factors Associated With Improvement in Ejection Fraction in Heart Failure Patients Following Implementation of a Practice-Based Performance Intervention: Findings From IMPROVE HF. Circulation 2010;122(Suppl)(21):A19573.

Albert NM, Curtis A, Gheorghiade M, Heywood J, Johnson Inge P, McBride M, Mehra M, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh M, Yancy C, Fonarow G. Documentation of QRS duration and NYHA class in HF patients after a performance improvement initiative: IMPROVE HF. J Cardiac Fail 2010;16(8; Suppl 1): S70.

Reynolds D, Albert NM, Curtis A, Gheorghiade M, Heywood J, Johnson Inge P, McBride M, Mehra M, O'Connor C, Walsh M, Yancy C, Fonarow G.. Influence of race on improvements in use of guideline recommended heart failure therapies: Findings from IMPROVE HF. J Cardiac Fail 2010;16(8; Suppl 1): S70.

Albert NM, Lewis CM, Karafa MT, Morrison SM. Heart failure medication use after mitral valve repair: Is there room for improvement? Heart & Lung. 2010;39(4):349.

Albert NM, Bena BF, Tang AS, Forney J, Slifcak E. Do central adiposity measures predict lifestyle patterns and knowledge in obese patients with heart failure? Heart & Lung. 2010;39(4):349-350.

Albert NM, Bena BF, Tang AS, Forney J, Slifcak E. Which Adiposity Measure Is a Better Predictor of Cardiovascular Morbidity Risk Factors and Mortality in Obese Patients with Heart Failure? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55(Suppl A):A129.

Albert NM, Levy P, Langlois E, Nutter B, Yang D, Kumar VA, Medado P, Nykun E. Association of Heart Failure Beliefs and Self-Care Adherence in Patients Treated in an Emergency Department for Acute Decompensated Heart Failure. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 55(Suppl A):A141.

O'Connor CM, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Johnson Inge P, Mehra MR, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW. Relationship between Cardiology Practice Teaching Status and Improvement in the Use of Evidence-Based Therapy for Heart Failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 55(Suppl A):A129.

Gheorghiade M, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Heywood JT, McBride ML, O'Connor CM, Johnson Inge P, Mehra MR, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Yancy CW. Medication Dosing Adherence in Outpatients with Heart Failure Following Implementation of a Practice-based Performance Improvement Intervention: Results from IMPROVE HF. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 55(Suppl A):A32.

Walsh MN, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, O'Connor CM, Johnson Inge P, Mehra MR, Reynolds D, Yancy CW. Equitable Improvement for Women and Men in the Use of Guideline-Recommended Therapies for Heart Failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010; 55(Suppl A):A142.

Dekker RL, Lennie TA, Albert N, Riegel B, Chung ML, Heo S, Song EK, Wu JR, Moser DK. Change in depressive symptom status predicts health-related quality of life in patients with heart failure. Cleve Clinic J Med. 2010; 77(3 Suppl.), S87.

Presentations

Abstract Presentations

Albert NM, Bena JF, Tang AS, Forney J, Slifcak E. Which adiposity measure is a better predictor of cardiovascular morbidity risk factors and mortality in obese patients with heart failure? 21st Annual International Research Congress: Global Diversity through Research, Education and Evidence-Based Practice, sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Orlando, Florida, July 14, 2010.

Albert NM, Burke J, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Forney J, Slifcak E. Is There an Association Between Nurses’ Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-age Children Receiving Hospital or Ambulatory Healthcare? 21st Annual International Research Congress: Global Diversity through Research, Education and Evidence-Based Practice, sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International, Orlando, Florida, July 13, 2010.

Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Are Variations in Delivery of Guideline Recommended Therapies by Cardiology Practices Reduced After Implementation of a Performance Improvement Initiative? Findings from IMPROVE HF Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Conference 2010, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Washington DC; May 19-21, 2010.

Albert NM, Bena JF, Tange AS, Forney J, Slifcak E. Do Central Adiposity Measures Predict Lifestyle Patterns and Knowledge in Obese Patients with Heart Failure? Midwest Nursing Research Society annual meeting, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, Kansas City, MO, April 8-11, 2010.

Albert NM, Burke J, Bena JF, Morrison SM, Forney J, Slifcak E. Is There an Association Between Nurses’ Uniform Color and Feelings/Emotions in School-age Children Receiving Healthcare? Midwest Nursing Research Society annual meeting, sponsored by Midwest Nursing Research Society, Kansas City, MO, April 8-11, 2010.

Invited Oral Presentations/Panel Discussions/Lectures; non-Cleveland Clinic:

“Just a click away: nursing research resources at your fingertips” at the National Magnet Conference, sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, Phoenix, Arizona, October 14, 2010.

“The role of the nurse in chronic disease management: Focus on heart failure” at the 5th Annual Clinical Update on Heart Failure and Arrhythmias: How can we do Better for the Heart Failure Patient?, sponsored by Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA, September 25, 2010.

“2010 HFSA heart failure guidelines: What is new and why is it important” (panel discussant) at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America; San Diego, California, September 13, 2010.

“How to use heart failure device diagnostics” at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America; San Diego, California, September 12, 2010.

“Translating Science into the Outpatient Setting: Introducing Get With The Guidelines® - Outpatient” at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference, Phoeniz, Arizona, June 27, 2010.

“Fluid Management in the Heart Failure Patient” at the 2010 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses 6th Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida, June 26, 2010.

“Heart failure and comorbidities: Anemia, Atrial fibrillation, Chronic Respiratory Diseases and Type II Diabetes” at the 2010 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses 6th Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida, June 26, 2010.

“SALT-HF Interim Report. at the 2010 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses 6th Annual Meeting; Orlando, Florida, June 25, 2010.

“Non-pharmacologic management of pain in patients with heart failure” at the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology - Annual Meeting; Berlin, Germany, May 30, 2010.

“Transitioning patients with heart failure from hospital to home- rehospitalization rate and predictors of rehospitalization” at the Quality of Care and Outcomes Research in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke 2010 Scientific Sessions; sponsored by the American Heart Association; Washington DC, May 19, 2010.

Panel Discussant for “Nursing research in a clinical setting in regards to health care reform” at the Health Care Reform: New Horizons for Education, Practice, Research, and Policy, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland Ohio, May 7, 2010.

“Recognizing and overcoming disparities in ambulatory care of patients with heart failure”, for the Get With The Guidelines-Outpatient Program; sponsored by American Heart Association; Webinar, May 4, 2010.

“Recreating nursing practices through research IS the heart of the matter” at the 4th Annual Research day Symposium, sponsored by York Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Hanover Hospital, Eta Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and York College, York, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2010.

“Current trends in heart failure management” at the Chronic Illness: Delivering Inter-professional care Symposium, sponsored by University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, April 16, 2010.

“Getting the most from your data to make changes happen” at the Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Pursuit of Clinical Excellence Workshop, sponsored by the American Heart Association, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, January 27, 2010.

“Research that changed local hospital policies” at the From Research into Policy Course, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University, Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland Ohio, March 12, 2010.

“Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure: An update on sudden cardiac arrest and heart failure findings” at the Allied Health Professional Forum, sponsored by Medtronic, Inc, January 23, 2010.

Cleveland Clinic Sponsored Professional Invitations

“Protecting intellectual Property” at the Celebrating CNS Practice: Creating, Collaborating, Connecting meeting, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, October 8, 2010.

2009»

Research

Cardiovascular Focus

2009. Principal Investigator (multicenter study). Predictors of exercise adherence in patients with heart failure. [In analysis and dissemination; multiple abstracts presented at national meetings: MNRS, March 2012; AAHFN 8th annual meeting, June 2012; AHA annual scientific sessions Nov 2012; AAHFN 9th annual meeting, June 2013; HFSA annual meeting, September 2013].

2009. Coach. Cardiac Tamponade after Temporary Pacemaker Wire Removal. [Manuscript published in Am J Crit Care, November 2012].

2009. Mentor to DNP student (thesis project). Predictors of prehospital delay in patients with STEMI. [Presented locally May 2011].

Non-Cardiovascular Focus

2009. Principal Investigator and Coach to OSU student. Workplace bullying and emotional exhaustion among registered nurses. [Manuscript accepted 12/2012; in press 08/2013, AORN]

2009. Coach. RN Knowledge About PICC management. [manuscript published, J Am Vascular Assoc]

2009. Coach. Relationship of perceived work stress of oncology nurses and personal stress indictors on intent to leave and professional quality of life. [Research completed; thesis written; no publication].

2009. Principal Investigator. Predictors of “caring touch” that patients desire and nurses provide. [Presented at 2011 MNRS annual meeting; revising manuscript].

2009. Coach. Clinical Ladder: What's in a Name? [Manuscript in development; Presented locally].

2009. Coach. The Importance of hardiness as a nurse characteristic during hospital orientation. [In data collection].

2009. Coach. Double checking as an intervention to reduce insulin errors. [in data analysis].

2009. Coach. Predictors of pressure ulcer development in patients with peripheral vascular disease. [Manuscript accepted for publication in J Vascular Nurs, July, 2013].

Corporate/Organization Sponsored

2009. Principal investigator. Sodium and Liquids and Outcomes after Hospitalization for Heart Failure (SALT-HF): A Randomized, Controlled Study. (American Association of Heart Failure Nurses). [Presented at the national AAHFN meeting, June 2011; manuscript published in J Cardiac Fail].

Publications

Book Chapters

Albert NM. Chapter 17: Cardiomyopathy. In Karen K. Carlson (Ed). AACN’s Advanced Critical Care Nursing; Saunders: St Louis, Missouri; 2009:384-398.

Manuscripts in Peer Reviewed Journals

Albert NM, Trochelman K, Meyer K, Nutter B. Characteristics associated with racial disparities in illness beliefs of patients with heart failure. Behavioral Med 2009;35:112-125.

Hartman J, Bena J, McIntyre S, Albert NM. Does a Photo-Diary Decrease Stress and Anxiety in Children Undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging? A Randomized, Controlled Study. J Radiol Nurs 2009;28:122-128.

Curtis AB, Yancy CW, Albert NM, , Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Fonarow GC. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Utilization for Heart Failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. Am Heart J 2009;158:956-964.

Mehra MR, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN, Fonarow GC. Evidence of Clinical Practice Heterogeneity in the Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Heart Failure and Post Myocardial Infarction Left Ventricular Dysfunction: Findings from IMPROVE HF. Heart Rhythm 2009;6:1727-1734. (DOI: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2009.08.022)

Albert NM, Gillinov AM, Lytle BW, Feng J, Cwynar R, Blackstone EH. A randomized trial of massage therapy following heart surgery. Heart Lung 2009:38;480-490.

Modic MB, Albert NM, Nutter B, Coughlin R, Murray T, Spence, J, Brosovich D. Diabetes Teaching is not for the Faint of Heart: Are Cardiac Nurses Up to the Challenge?" J Cardiovasc Nurs 2009;24:439-446.

Cwynar R, Albert NM, Butler R, Hall C. Factors associated with long hospital length of stay in patients receiving warfarin after cardiac surgery. J Cardiovasc Nurs 2009;24:465-474.

Albert NM, Yancy CW, Liang Li, Zhao X, Hernandez AF, Peterson ED, Cannon CP, Fonarow GC. Use of aldosterone antagonists in heart failure. JAMA 2009;302:1658-1665.

Albert NM, Zeller R. Depressed patients understand heart failure prognosis but not how to control it. Heart Lung 2009;38:382-391.

Pytel C, Fielden NM, Meyer KH, Albert NM. Nurse-Patient/Visitor Communication in the Emergency Department. J Emer Nurs 2009;35:406-411.

Albert NM, Rathman L, Ross D, Walker D, Bena J, McIntyre S, Philip D, Siedlecki S, Lovelace R, Fogarty AM, Maikut B, Zielinski P. Predictors of over the counter drug and herbal therapies use in elderly patients with heart failure. J Cardiac Fail 2009;15:600-606.

Horwich TB, Hernandez AF, Liang Li, Albert NM, LaBresh KA, Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, for the Get With the Guidelines Steering Committee and Hospitals. Weekend hospital admission and discharge for heart failure: Association with quality of care and clinical outcomes. Am Heart J 2009;158:451-459.

Fonarow GC, Abraham WT, Albert NM, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Greenberg B, O'Connor CM, Lena Sun J, Yancy C, Young JB. Age- and Gender-Related Differences in Quality of Care and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized With Heart Failure (from OPTIMIZE-HF). Am J Cardiol 2009;104:107-115.

Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Cannon D, Lewis WR, Shea J, Walsh MN. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Pathways and Tools. Critical Pathways Cardiol 2009;8(2):79-87.

Flaherty JD, Rossi JS, Fonarow GC, Nunez E, Gattis Stough W, Abraham WT, Albert NM, Greenberg BH, O’Connor CM, Yancy CW, Young JB, Davidson CJ, Gheorghiade M. Influence of coronary angiography on the utilization of therapies in patients with acute heart failure syndromes: Findings from Organized Program to Initiate Lifesaving Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Heart Failure (OPTIMIZE-HF). Am Heart J 2009;157:1010-1017.

Albert NM, Fonarow GC, Abraham WT, Gheorghiade M, Greenberg BH, O'Connor CM, Stough WG, Yancy CW, Young JB. Depression and clinical outcomes in heart failure: An OPTIMIZE-HF analysis. Am J Med 2009;122:366-373.

Yancy CW, Fonarow GC, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Influence of patient age and sex on delivery of guideline-recommended heart failure care in the outpatient cardiology practice setting: Findings from IMPROVE HF. Am Heart J 2009;157:754-762.e2.

Abstracts Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

Riegel B, Lee CS, Chung M, Albert NM, Lennie T, Song EK, Bentley B, Worrall-Carter L, Heo S, Moser DK. From Novice to Expert: Confidence and Activity Status Determine Heart Failure Self-Care Performance. Circulation 2009;120:S514-S515.

Walsh MN, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra M, O’Connor CM, Reynolds D, Fonarow GC. Greater Improvement in Heart Failure Care Quality With a Performance Improvement Initiative is Largely Independent of Patient and Practice Characteristics. Circulation 2009;120:S730.

Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra MR, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Improving Evidence-Based Care for Heart Failure in Outpatient Cardiology Practices: Primary Results of IMPROVE HF. J Card Failure 2009;15;813.

Albert NM, Moser DK, Nutter B, Pozuelo L. Quick Fix: Can PHQ-2 Be Used Clinically to Diagnose Depression in Patients with Heart Failure? J Card Failure 2009;15(Suppl):S114-115.

Albert NM, Moser DK, Nutter B, Pozuelo L. Are PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 Depression Score Cutoffs the Best Cutoffs for Determining Significant Depression in Pts with HF and Mild-Moderate Symptoms? J Card Failure 2009;15(Suppl):S114.

Heywood JT, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M , McBride ML, Mehra M, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Prevalence and Characteristics of Prolonged QRS Duration in Outpatients with Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction: An IMPROVE HF Analysis. J Cardiac Fail 2009;15(Suppl 1): S64-65.

Gheorghiade M , Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis Stough W, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra M, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. BNP Levels in Outpatients with Heart Failure: Frequency of Assessment, Relationship to Symptoms, Disease Severity, and HF Quality of Care Measures. J Cardiac Fail 2009;15(Suppl 1): S64.

Curtis AB, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Gattis Stough W, Gheorghiade M, Heywood JT, McBride ML, Mehra M, O'Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Influence of Atrial Fibrillation on the Use of CRT and ICD Therapy in Heart Failure: Findings from IMPROVE HF. J Cardiac Fail 2009;15(Suppl 1): S64.

Albert, NM, Hancock K, Krajewski S, Karafa M, Rice KL, Fowler SB, Bonnet N, Austel Nadeau C. Multicenter study of bacteria on reused clean electrocardiography lead wires: are monitoring patients at risk for nosocomial infections [abstract RES29]? Am J Crit Care 2009;18(3):e11-e12.

Albert NM, Trochelman K, Sun Z, Slifcak E, Goodlin SJ, Wingate S, Pressler S, Teerlink JR, Storey CP. Pain factors and functional status in patients with advanced symptomatic heart failure. J Heart Lung Transplantation 2009;28(2S):S267.

Heywood JH, Fonarow GC, Yancy CW, Albert NM, Curtis AB, Gattis-Stough W, Gheorghiade M, McBride ML, Mehra M, O’Connor C, Reynolds D, Walsh MN. Influence of renal function on the use of guideline recommended heart failure therapies. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009;53(Suppl A):A369.

Presentations

Abstract Presentations

Albert NM, Hancock K, Murray T, Karafa M, Rice KL, Fowler SB, Bonnet N, Nadeau CA, Krajewski S, Bonnet N. Bacterial Growth on Cleaned Reusable ECG Leadwires: Do Cleaning Methods Matter? APIC 2009 Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting; Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 9, 2009.

Albert NM, Hancock K, Krajewski S, Karafa M, Rice KL, Fowler SB, Bonnet N, Nadeau CA: Multicenter Study Of Bacteria On Reused Clean ECG Leadwires: Are Monitored Patients At Risk For Nosocomial Infections? National Teaching Institute (American Association of Critical-care Nurses); New Orleans, LA, May17-21, 2009.

Albert NM, Hancock K, Murray T, Karafa M, Runner JC, Rice KL, Fowler SB, Bonnet N, Nadeau CA.: Are Clean, Ready-To-Use, Reusable ECG Leadwires a Source of Pathogenic Microorganisms? A Multicenter Study at SHEA 09 Annual Meeting; San Diego CA, march 21, 2009.

Albert NM, Hancock K, Krajewski S, Karafa M, Rice KL, Fowler SB, Nadeau CA.: Multicenter Study Of Bacterial Pathogens On Reusable, Clean ECG Lead Wires: Are Patients At Risk For Nosocomial Bacterial Infections While in the Operating Room? At the AORN Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 20, 2009.

Invited Oral Presentations/Panel Discussions/Lectures; non-Cleveland Clinic:

“Transitioning from Acute Care to End-of-Life Care” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2009 meeting; Orlando, Florida, November 14, 2009.

“Disease Management & Nonpharmacologic Management: Obesity Paradox, SCD, Defibrillator Inactivation & Exercise” at the 2009 HFSA 13th Annual Scientific Meeting; Washington DC, September 14, 2009.

“Nursing Perspectives on Clinical Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Syndromes in Emergency Department and Beyond” at the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute Working Group on ED Management of Acute Heart Failure Research Challenges and Opportunities; Bethesda, Maryland, August 20-21, 2009.

“Looking beyond invasive hemodynamics in acute and chronic heart failure” and “10 most important research advances of 2008” at the 5th Annual 2009 AAHFN meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 26, 2009.

“Heart failure disease management: Measuring quality and outcomes” at the Heart Failure Disease Management Pre-Meeting workshop: Everything You Wanted to Know but Didn’t Know Where to Ask, sponsored by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 24, 2009.

“Managing Chronic Heart Failure in 2009: Are you Practicing in the Personalized Era?” at National Teaching Institute sponsored by American Association of Critical-care Nurses, New Orleans, LA, May 19 and 20, 2009.

“Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Dysfunction After Myocardial Infarction” at National Teaching Institute sponsored by GE Healthcare, New Orleans, LA, May 19 and 20, 2009.

“Implementing and Sustaining Research in a Magnet Hospital” at Let’s Go Middle East Magnet International Nursing Leadership and Magnet Excellence Conference, sponsored by Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emeritus, May 14, 2009.

“Promoting CNS practice through research” (4 hour workshop) at National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists National Conference, sponsored by National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, St. Louis, Missouri, March 7, 2009.

Cleveland Clinic Sponsored Professional Invitations

“Beyond Google…Performing a Review of the Literature” at the Celebrating CNS Practice: The Many Hats of the CNS meeting, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, October 1, 2009.

“Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Management: Rethinking Fluid Overload as the Primary Problem” at the 28th Annual Dimensions in Cardiac Care Conference, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, September 15, 2009.

“Transition Care: Hospital to Home” at the 28th Annual Dimensions in Cardiac Care Conference, sponsored by Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, September 15, 2009.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses
  • Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • Member, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses
  • Chair, American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Certification Board
  • Cardiac Care Associate Member and Chair, Task Force on Practice Guidelines, American College of Cardiology
  • Member, American Heart Association
  • Member of the Guideline Advantage Steering Committee and the Complex Patient and Family Care Committee, both for the American Heart Association
  • Executive Board Member and Guidelines/Clinical Positions Committee Member, Heart Failure Society of America
  • Member, International Society for Heart and Lung Transportation
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Member, Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Member and Research Committee Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Research Lecturer, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2013 
  • Sue B. Davidson Service Award, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, 2012 
  • Inaugural Fellow, American Heart Association, affiliated with the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, 2009 
  • Nurse Investigator Award, Heart Failure Society of America, 2007 
  • Researcher of the Year (1st Annual), National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, 2007
  • Partners in Research, Center for Hospice, Palliative Care & End of Life Studies, University of South Florida, 2006 
  • Nurse of the Year, Greater Cleveland Center for Health Affairs, 2000

Contact Information

Cleveland Clinic
Office of Research and Innovation
9500 Euclid Avenue / J3-4
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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