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Carol Epstein

Associate Professor

College of Health Professions

Undergraduate Nursing

Location
  • @Pleasantville
    Lienhard Hall 319

Biography


My commitment to nursing as a science and art has been an inspiration throughout my professional career.

Education


PhD , Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland Ohio , 1998
Nursing

MS , Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland Ohio , 1990
Clinical Nurse Specialist Track, Critical Care Nursing

BS , Ursuline College , Pepper Pike, OH , 1983

BA , Cornell University , Ithaca, NY , 1976
English Literature

Diploma , Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing , New York, NY , 1969

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University , April 2013 - Research Excellence Award 2013
  • Lienhard School of Nursing, Combined Degree Program Recognition Ceremony, 2009 - Certificate of Appreciation For Outstanding Teaching & Support: Endurance Award
  • Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association, Le Parker Meredian Hotel, NYC, 2009 - MSHSN Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Lienhard School of Nursing Combined Degree Program, 2008 - Graduate Ceremony Class Certificate of Appreciation for leadership, service and guidance
  • Lienhard School of Nursing Combined Degree Program Graduate Ceremony, 2007 - Certificate of Appreciation for leadership, service and guidance
  • Hartford Institute/American Academy of Nursing, 2004 - Competitive invitation as participant at the John A. Hartford Foundation's HGNI 2004 Annual Leadership Conference
  • American College of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2004 - Fellowship: Induction
  • Competitive selection for the John A, Hartford Institute Seminar for Geriatric Nursing Research at New York University, 2004 - Hartford Institute/AJN Geriatric Nursing Research Scholar
  • National Cancer Institute, 2004 - Promoting Advanced Practice Nursing in Palliative Care. Certified as a Trainer in End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)
  • Case Western Reserve University, 2003 - Nominated for the Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress, 2003 - One of the Top Critical Care Thought Leaders
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Congress, 2002 - One of the Top Critical Care Thought Leaders
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2001 - New Investigator Award, Acute Care Nursing Research Section
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses., 2000 - AACN Scholar
  • Case Western Reserve University, 2000 - Carl F. Wittke Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching
  • American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 1999 - AACN Scholar
  • NINR & the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department Bethesda, MD, 1998 - Research Training Program for Nurse Scientists
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 1992 - Clinton E. & Vickie A. Lambert Award for Scholarly Writing
  • Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, 1990 - Cushing-Robb Award for Excellence in Scholarship
  • Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 1990 - Independence Foundation Scholarship
  • Mellen Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990 - Mellen Scholarship
  • Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 1989 - Independence Foundation Scholarship
  • Mellen Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989 - Mellen Scholarship
  • Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA, 1988 - Independence Foundation Scholarship
  • Mellen Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988 - Mellen Scholarship

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • Connecticut, - RN
    #R21798
  • New York State, - RN
    # 214283-1
  • - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Ohio Board of Nursing , - Certificate of Authority Clinical Nurse Specialist
    #3862
  • AACN , - Certified Critical Care Nurse
    #43665
  • Ohio, - RN
    #146578 inactive status

Publications


Epstein, C. D. (2016). Critical care nursing research.. J. J. Fitzpatrick & M. Wallace (Eds.). (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research. (5th ed). NY, NY, USA: Springer Publishing Company. Vol none (Issue 5) , pages expected length 10 pages.

Epstein, C. D. & Haghenbeck-Nunnink, K. A. (2014, May 08). Bedside assessment of tissue oxygen saturation (StO2) monitoring in critically ill adults: An integrative review of the literature.. Critical Care Research and Practice. Vol vol. 2014, Article ID 709683, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/709683. (Issue Article ID 709683, 19 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/709683. ) , pages 19. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ccrp/contents/

Epstein, C. D., Fitzpatrick , J. J. & Wallace , M. (2012). Critical care nursing research. Fitzpatrick, J.J. & Kazer, M.W> (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Nursing Research. New York, NY, USA: Springer. (Issue 3rd edition) , pages 114-118. http://www.springerpub.com/product/9780826107503#.U30lMHbN7qw

Epstein, C. D., Haghenbeck-Nunnink, K. A. & Madalone, , J. (2012). Tissue Oxygenation in Postoperative Patients: Is There a Relationship to Complications?. Vol 21 (Issue 2) , pages RS38.

Epstein, C. D., Tsaras, G., Amoateng-Adjepong, Y., Greiner, P. A. & Manthous, C. (2009). Does Race Impact Early Re-hospitalization of Patients Recovering from Respiratory Failure?. Vol 38 (Issue 1) , pages 66-76.

Epstein, C. D. (2007). A Capstone Teaching Project for Undergraduate Nursing Students: Development of a Visual Teaching-Learning Tool. Vol 46 (Issue 5) , pages 235-237.

Epstein, C. D., Fitzpatrick, J. J. & Wallace, M. (2006). Critical care nursing. (Issue 2) , pages 114-118.

Epstein, C. D. & Peerless, J. R. (2006). Weaning readiness and fluid balance in older critically ill surgical patients. American Journal of Critical Care. Vol 15 (Issue 1) , pages 54-64 .

Epstein, C. D. (2003). Faculty Matters. Vol 24 (Issue 3) , pages 120-121.

Epstein, C. D., Hovanscek, M. T., Winnen, C., Preiszig, P., La Rocco, N., Durner, E. & Dolan, P. L. (2003). Lights! Camera! Action!: Video Projects in the Classroom. Vol 11 (Issue 3) , pages 558-561.

Epstein, C. D., Peerless, J. R., Martin , J. & Malangoni, M. (2002). Oxygen transport and organ dysfunction in the older trauma patient. Vol 31 (Issue 5) , pages 315-326.

Epstein, C. D., El-Mokadem, N. & Peerless, J. R. (2002). Patient Responses to Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation in Older Critically III Patients: A Pilot Study. Vol 11 (Issue 4) , pages 369-377.

Epstein, C. D. (2000). Application of indirect calorimetry. Vol 12 (Issue 2) , pages 187-198.

Epstein, C. D., Peerless, J. R., Martin , J. E. & Malangoni, M. A. (2000). Methods of measurements of oxygen consumption in mechanically ventilated patients with multiple trauma. The Fick method versus indirect calorimetry.. Vol 28 (Issue 5) , pages 1363-1369.

Epstein, C. D., Peerless, J. R., Martin, J. E., Pinchak, A. C. & Malangoni, A. (2000). Oxygen consumption in the early post injury period: Use of continuous on-line indirect calorimetry. Vol 28 (Issue 2) , pages 395-401.

Epstein, C. D. (1998). Comparison of methods of measurement of oxygen consumption in mechanically ventilated patients with multiple trauma.

Epstein, C. D., Peerless, J. R., Isaac, J., Martin, J. E. & Malangoni, M. A. (1996). Early patterns of oxygen consumption in mechanically ventilated patients with multiple trauma. Vol 5 (Issue 3) , pages 241.

Epstein, C. D., Ignatavicius, . D., Workman, M. M. & Mishler , M. (1994). Applying research to nursing practice (27 Research Boxes). (Issue 2)

Epstein, C. D. & Bolander, V. B. (1994). Applying research to nursing practice (85 Research Boxes).

Epstein, C. D., Henning, R. J. & Chesak, J. G. (1993). Cocaine significantly impairs myocardial relaxation. Vol 21 (Issue 4) , pages 575-585.

Epstein, C. D. & Henning, R. J. (1993). Oxygen transport variables in the identification and treatment of tissue hypoxia. Vol 22 (Issue 4) , pages 328-348.

Epstein, C. D. (1992). Adrenocortical insufficiency in the critically ill. Vol 3 (Issue 3) , pages 705-713.

Epstein, C. D. (1992). Silent ischemia: Changing interpretations of angina pectoris associated with transient myocardial ischemia. Vol 7 (Issue 1) , pages 1-13.

Epstein, C. D. & Bakanauskas, A. (1991). Clinical management of disseminated intravascular coagulation: The importance of early nursing interventions. Vol 11 (Issue 10) , pages 42-53.

Epstein, C. D. (1991). Fluid volume deficit for the adrenal crisis patient. Vol 10 (Issue 4) , pages 210-217.

Epstein, C. D. & Levy, M. N. (1991). Propranolol increases cocaine-induced reductions in the rate of ventricular relaxation and coronary blood flow. Vol 84 (Issue 4)

PRESENTATIONS


Epstein, C. D., Greenberg, M. & Roye, C. F. (2018, April). ENRS Annual Scientific Sessions. Changes in the Common Rule: What Nurse Researchers Need to Know. Eastern Nursing Research Society , Newark NJ April 11–13, 2018

Epstein, C. D. (2016, June 9). Roadside to Bedside 2016 Trauma Conference. Palliative Care in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Westchester Medical Center, Doral Arrowwood Hotel Conference Center, Rye, NY

RESEARCH INTEREST


Optimizing excellence in the care of critically ill patients.

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Epstein, C. D. Jeffrey R. Hewitt Fund for Faculty Development .
Lienhard School of Nursing , Pace University , $3,000.00 . Funded,Instrument Development: A Tool to Measure Knowledge of, Attitudes toward, and Confidence in Palliative Care Concepts. The purpose of this study is to encourage Trauma and Neuroscience Intensive Care Units nurses to describe their knowledge of, attitudes toward, and confidence in providing palliative care to patients with nonfatal injuries.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Association Critical Care Nurses
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • PhD Program [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Assisted in the development of the PhD Program.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Submission of application for accreditation.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • The Council of Deans and Faculty on Promotion and Tenure (CDFPT) [Committee Member]
    Desc: The CDFPT formally evaluates and votes on all tenure and promotion dossiers.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Just elected so am unable to give an answer.
  • Honors Advisory Council [Faculty Advisor]
    Desc: Provide feedback on work of the Honors College from a faculty perspective. Advocate for student concerns related to the Honors College. Function as a thesis advisor from beginning to end.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Number of nursing students completing a thesis is steadily increasing.
  • Provost Evaluation Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Assess the leadership & accomplishments of the Provost and to identify strengths and challenges.
  • Honors Program Advisory Council [Attendee, Meeting]
    Desc: Fulfill faculty role for advisement of Honors Students and implementation of Honors courses.
  • PLV Task Force for Recruitment & Retention [Committee Member]
    Desc: Committee formed to promote recruitment & retention of students on the PLV campus
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Meet monthly with Provost & President. Meet weekly with committee members.
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