Publications

Journal Articles

Haller, T., Quatrara, B., Letzkus, L., Keim-Malpass, J. (2018). Exploring Nurses’ Perceptions of Shift Length: What are the benefits? Nursing Management, 49(1), 38-43. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000546202.40080.c1

Letzkus, LC., Keim-Malpass, J., Conoway, M., Anderson, J., Kennedy, C. (2018). A retrospective analysis of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity following severe pediatric brain injury. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 11(3), 153-160. doi: 10.3233/PRM-160428. doi:10.3233/PRM-160428

Letzkus, L., Addison, N., Turner, L., & Quatrara, B. (2018). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity and environmental factors: A pilot study. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 50(2), 88-92. doi:10.1097/JNN.0000000000000349

Longley, L., Simons, T., Glanzer, L., Du, C., Trinks, H., Letzkus, L., & Quatrara, B. (2018). Evaluating sleep in a surgical trauma burn intensive care unit. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 37(2), 97-101. doi:10.1097/DCC.0000000000000284

Thomas, S., Quick, L., Blevins, C., Quatrara, B., & Letzkus, L. (2017). Incongruence in perceptions: Identifying barriers to patient satisfaction in the intensive care unit. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 36(6), 349-354. doi:10.1097/DCC.0000000000000267

Farmer, L., Winfield, C., Quatrara, B., Letzkus, L., Schenck, P., Finneran, P., ... Conaway, M. (2017). Does site mater? Comparing accuracy and patient comfort of blood glucose samples taken from the finger and palm of the perioperative patient. PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 32(6), 573-577. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.02.034

Gilbert, R. T., Farish, N., Bergland, E., Hance, J., Ketcham, S., Letzkus, L., ... Spry, A. (2017). Short-term accupressure to decrease 24-hour post-operative nausea and vomiting: Was this a case of too little, too late? Journal of Perianesthia Nursing, 32(5), 445-452. doi:10.1016/j.jopan.2015.08.014

Letzkus, L. C., Keim-Malpass, J., Anderson, J., & Kennedy, C. (2017). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity in children: An exploratory evaluation of nursing interventions. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 34, e17-21. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.02.034

Michael, M., Scharf, R., Letzkus, L., & Vergales, J. (2016). Improving neurodevelopmental surveillance and follow-up in infants with congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease, 11(2), 183-188. doi:10.1111/chd.12333

Letzkus, L., Keim-Malpass, J., & Kennedy, C. (2016). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity: Autonomic Instability and muscle over-activity following severe brain injury. Brain Injury, 30(10), 1181-1185. doi:10.1080/02699052.2016.1184757

Smit, I., Harrison, L., Letzkus, L., & Quatrara, B., (2016). What factors are associated with the development of pressure ulcers in a medical intensive care unit? Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing, 35(1), 37-41. doi:10.1097/dcc.0000000000000153

Hardesty, A., Letzkus, L., Miller, J., Turner, L., & Conaway, M. (2015). Determining the reliability of the Withdrawal Assessment Tool-1 in comparison to the Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Scoring System. Clinical Nursing Studies, 3(4), 66-71. doi:10.5430/cns.v3n4p66

Keim-Malpass, J., Letzkus, L.C., & Kennedy, C. (2015). Parental/Caregiver health literacy among children with special health care needs: A systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 15(92), 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12887-015-0412-x

Keim-Malpass, J., Letzkus, L. C., & Kennedy, C. (2015). Health literacy and the Affordable Care Act: Implications for children with special health care needs. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, 8, 31-36. doi:10.2147/RMHP.S80699

Erickson, J., Adelstein, K., & Letzkus, L. (2014). A feasibility study to measure physical activity, fatigue, sleep–wake disturbances, and depression in young adults during chemotherapy. Journal of Adolescents and Young Adult Oncology, 3(1), 37-41. doi:10.1089/jayao.2013.0028

Addison, N., Quatrara, B., Letzkus, L., Strider, D., Rovnyak, V., Syptak, V., & Fuzy, L. (2014). Cleanliness of disposable versus non-disposable electrocardiography lead wires in children. American Journal of Critical Care, 23(5), 424-428. doi:10.4037/ajcc2014601

Letzkus, L., Hengartner, M., Yeago, D., & Crist, P. (2013). The immobile pediatric population: Can progressive mobility hasten recovery? Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(3), 296-299. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2013.02.029

Cantore, L. (Letzkus), Norwood, K., & Patrick, P. (2012). Medical aspects of pediatric rehabilitation after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 30(3), 225-234. doi:10.3233/NRE-2012-0749

Technical and Research Reports

Letzkus, L., Wamstad, J. B., Norwood, K., Blackman, J., & Patrick, P. (2011). Natural history of storming in severe adolescent traumatic brain injury. (TBI): An observational and descriptive study. Neurotrauma Newsletter. (No. 27). Retrieved from http://www.internationalbrain.org/a

Wamstad, J.B., Letzkus, L., Norwood, K.W., Darring, J., Blackman, J., & Patrick, P. (2010). Comparison of the very young child. (ages 0 through 5) with the young child (ages 6 through 10) in a prolonged low response state following severe brain injury (No. 22). Retrieved from http://www.internationalbrain.org/

Patrick, P., Wamstad, J.B., Norwood, K.W., Darring, J., Letzkus, L., & Blackman, J. A. (2009). Descriptive analysis of children and adolescents in a low response state following severe brain injury.. (Vol. 18). (3) Retrieved from http://www.internationalbrain.