Dr. Elizabeth Sharpe is a neonatal nurse practitioner and neonatal/pediatric vascular access specialist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Specialty Track Director at The Ohio State University. She is the co-author of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) Guideline for Neonatal Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs), the definitive resource on PICCs in infants. She designed and conducted the largest survey national survey of Neonatal PICCs in the United States and has published vastly in neonatal care, vascular access and harm prevention. She was invited to serve on the Infusion Nurses Society Standards of Practice Committee to guide protocol development for implementing best practices in vascular access and infusion therapy worldwide.
- Neonatal care
- Neonatal/Pediatric vascular access
- Harm prevention
- Sharpe, E. (in press). Innovative Approach to Procedure Skills: A Nurse Practitioner Educator’s Response to COVID-19. Journal of Nursing Education.
- Kayton, A., DeGrazia, M., Sharpe, E., Smith, D., Perez, J., and Weiss, M. (2020). Correlation between heart rate characteristic index score and severity of brain injury in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Advances in Neonatal Care. December 30, 2019 – Volume Publish Ahead of Print: doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000686.
- Sharpe, E. (2020). Chapter: Introduction to Vascular Access. In Kenner, C., Altimier, L. & Boykova, M. (Eds.), Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, 6th ed. (pp. 955-959). New York NY: Springer Publishing Company.
- Bellflower, B., Bordelon, C., Sharpe, E. & Jnah, A. (2019). Chapter: The Renal System. In Jnah, A & Trembath, A., Fetal and Neonatal Physiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse (pp. 239-265). New York NY: Springer Publishing Company.
- Pettit, J. & Sharpe, E. (2017). The effect of education on chlorhexidine use in the NICU. Neonatal Network. 36(5), 294-305. Simultaneous publication in JAVA.
- Pettit, J. & Sharpe, E. (2017). The effect of education on chlorhexidine use in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 22(3), 115-123.
- Sharpe, E., Kuhn, L., Ratz, D., Krein, S.L. and Chopra, V. (2016) Neonatal Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Practices and Providers: Results From the Neonatal PICC1 Survey. Advances in Neonatal Care. 17(3), 209-22. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000376.
- Sharpe, E. (2017). The Power of a Mentor, the Legacy of a Leader, honoring Dr. Janet Pettit. Advances in Neonatal Care. 17(3), 147.
- Sharpe, E. (2016). Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. In Kenner, C & Lott, J., Neonatal Nursing Care Handbook: An Evidence-Based Approach to Conditions and Procedures, 2nd ed. (pp. 492-498). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
- Wyckoff, M. & Sharpe, E. (2015). Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Guideline for Practice, 3rd edition. Chicago: National Association of Neonatal Nurses.
Sharpe, E. (2014). Neonatal Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Practices and their Association with Demographics, Training and Radiographic monitoring: Results from a National Survey. Advances in Neonatal Care, 14(5), 329- 335.
- Sharpe, E. (2013). Pediatric PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters): Cracking the Code of Product Labeling. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, Volume 18, No. 2, 121-124.
- Sharpe, E., Pettit, J & Ellsbury, D. (2013). A National Survey of Neonatal Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Practices. Advances in Neonatal Care. Volume 13, No. 1, 55-74.
- Sharpe, E. and Roig J. (2012). A novel technique for difficult removal of a neonatal peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). Journal of Perinatology, 32, 70-71. January 2012.
- Sharpe, E. (2012). Contributor to Comprehensive Neonatal Nursing Care, 5th ed. (Introduction to Vascular Access). New York: Springer. Kenner, C & Lott, J., 2014.
- Catudal, J. and Sharpe, E. (2011). The Wandering Ways of a PICC line: Case Report of a Malpositioned Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) and Correction. The Journal of the Association for Vascular Access, Vol 16, No. 4, Winter 2011.
- Sharpe, E. (2010). Repositioning Techniques for Malpositioned Neonatal Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. Advances in Neonatal Care, Volume 10, No. 3, June 2010.
- Sharpe, E. (2009) Guest Editorial, Neonatal Pharmacology, Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2009.
- Sharpe, E. (2008) Tiny Patients, Tiny Dressings: A Guide to the Neonatal PICC Dressing Change. Advances in Neonatal Care, Volume 8, No. 3, June 2008.
- Sharpe, E. (2006) Developing a Nurse-Directed Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews, December 2006.
- Selected for Fellowship, Class of 2020, American Academy of Nursing
- Fellow, National Academies of Practice (2018)
- Fellow, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (2017)
- First Janet Pettit Scholar, Association for Vascular Access (2014)
- Professional Activities
- Board Liaison, Alliance of Global Neonatal Nurses (2017-present)
- Board of Directors, National Association of Neonatal Nurses (2014-2018)
- Advisor, Association for Vascular Access Pediatric Special Interest Group (2013-2017)
- Executive Board, Vascular Access Certification Corporation (2012-2016)
New building will serve as a gateway facility for the health sciences campus
In recognition of the impact of the nursing profession on their family and the community, Gary and Jane Heminger have pledged a naming gift to the new building currently under construction for The Ohio State University College of Nursing.
Memphis, TN – Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease has been shown to reduce cost and improve patient outcomes, but current diagnostic approaches can be invasive and costly. A recent study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, has found a novel way to identify a high potential for developing Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur. Ray Romano, PhD, RN, completed the research as part of his PhD in the Nursing Science Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Graduate Health Sciences.