Epstein, Carol D.
Lienhard School of Nursing
861 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY, 10570
Phone: (914) 773-3246
Fax: (914) 773-3345
Education: Professor Epstein holds the following degrees: PhD from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; MSN from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; BSN (Nursing) from Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH; BA in English Literature from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and a Diploma in Nursing from Mt. Sinai Hospital School of NY.
Areas of Expertise: Critical Care Nursing, Research, Nurse Education, tissue oxygenation, oxygen transport, and early recognition of complications of critically ill patients
Current Areas of Research: Supporting older adults in intensive care, weaning older adults from mechanical ventilation, transitional care for older adults following ICU admission
Professional Experience: Professor Epstein joined Lienhard School of Nursing faculty staff in 2006. Prior to coming aboard at Pace University, she taught as Associate Professor at Fairfield School of Nursing and Assistant Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. She is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care. Professor Epstein is an active Committee Member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and she is currently serving on the Editorial Board for Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute & Critical Care. In 1994, she began her teaching career as Nurse Educator at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. Professor Epstein launched her nursing career in 1969 at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. She has spent the majority of her nursing career in Cleveland, OH, working for the Visiting Nurse Association, Department of Health & Human Services, St. Vincent Charity Hospital, and Metro Health Medical Center, Department of Trauma and Critical Care.
List of Recent Publications:
Epstein, C.D., Haghenbeck, K.T. (2014). Bedside assessment of tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) monitoring in critically ill adults: An integrative review of the literature. Critical Care in Research & Practice, vol. 2014, Article ID 709683, 19 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/709683.
Epstein, C.D., Haghenbeck, K.T., & Madalone, J. (2012). Tissue Oxygenation in Postoperative Patients: Is There a Relationship to Complications? American Journal of Critical Care, 21 (3), RS38
Epstein, C.D. (2011). Critical care nursing research. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Nursing Research. (3rf ed., pp. 114-118). Springer Publishing Company: New York.
Epstein, C.D., Tsaras, G., Amoateng-Adjepong, Y., Greiner, P. Manthous, C. (2009) Does Race Impact Early Re-hospitalization of Patients Recovering from Respiratory Failure? Heart & Lung: The Journal of Critical Care, 38 (1), 66-76.
Epstein, C.D. (2007). A Capstone Teaching Project for Undergraduate Nursing Students: Development of a Visual Teaching-Learning Tool. Journal of Nursing Education. , 46(5):235-7.
Epstein, C.D., & Peerless, J.R. (2006). Weaning readiness and fluid balance in older critically ill surgical patients. American Journal of Critical Care, 15(1), 54-64.
Epstein, C.D. (2005). Critical care nursing. In J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Nursing Research. (2nd ed., pp. 114-118). Springer Publishing Company: New York.
Epstein, C.D. (2003). Research team finds indicators of weaning readiness among the elderly. Critical Care Connections: A Publication of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2(2), 6-7.
Epstein, C. D. (2003). Faculty Matters. Nursing Education perspectives, 24(3), 120-121.
Epstein, C. D., Peerless, J.R., Martin J., & Malangoni, M. (2002). Oxygen transport and organ dysfunction in the older trauma patient. Heart & Lung, 31 (5), 315-326.