Dr. McNett’s research centers on care of critically ill patients after neurological injury. In her work, she leads funded, multi-site, national trials and routinely participates in international trials with diverse research teams. Research contributions include sustained, progressive studies generating evidence to guide interventions for patients after severe neurological injury. Specific work investigates invasive and non-invasive multimodality monitoring techniques for impact on care delivery, patient outcomes, and organizational metrics. Dr. McNett also leads international, interdisciplinary guideline development groups in critically synthesizing the research literature to generate meaningful practice recommendations for healthcare teams.
- McNett, M., McLaughlin, D. (2019). Transitions of care for patients with neurological diagnoses. Nursing Clinics of North America. Epub ahead of print: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2019.04.005.
- McNett, M. Tucker, S., Melnyk, B. (2019). Implementation science: A critical strategy necessary to advance and sustain evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 16(3), 173.
- McNett, M., Bader, M.K., Yeager, S., Moran, C., Olson, D. (2018). A National trial on differences in cerebral perfusion pressure values by measurement location. Neurocritical Care, 28(2):221-228.
- McNett, M., Livesay, S., Yeager, S., Moran, C., Supan, E., Ortega, S., Olson, D. (2018). The impact of head of bed positioning and transducer location on CPP measurement. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 50(6), 322-326.
- McNett, M. Moran, C., Gianakis, A., Grimm, D. (2018). Pupillometry trends in the setting of increased intracranial pressure. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 50(6), 357-61.
- Olson, D., Ortega, S., Ramsay, J., Rao, C., Suarez, J., McNett, M., Aiyagari, A. (2018). Differentiate the Source and Site of Intracranial Pressure Measurements Using More Precise Nomenclature. Neurocritical Care, 30(2),239-243.
- McNett, M., Moran, C., Johnson, H. (2018). An evidence-based review of clinical trials in neurocritical care. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 29(2), 195-203.
- Censullo, J., Al Firikh, A., Mulkey, M., Ovando, R., McNett, M., Livesay, S. (2018). American Association of Neuroscience Nursing Clinical Practice Guideline Series: Nursing Care of the Patient with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses: Chicago, IL.
- Cox, R., Buckholtz, B., Bradas, C., Bowden, V., Kerber, K., McNett, M. (2017). Risk factors for falls among hospitalized acute post-ischemic stroke patients. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49(6),372-376.
- McNett, M., Moran, C., Janki, C., Gianakis, A. (2017). Correlations between hourly pupillometer readings and intracranial pressure values. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49(1), 229-234.
- McNett, M., Olson, D.W, Livesay, S. (2017). Challenges with CPP management. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49(6):372-376.
- McNett, M., Koren, J. (2016). Blood pressure monitoring controversies in neurocritical care. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 28(1), 9-19.
- McNett, M., Amato, S., Philippbar, S. (2016). A comparative study of GCS and FOUR scores for predicting long term outcome after brain injury. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 48(4), 207-214.
- Gianakis, A., McNett, M., Moran, C., Belle, J., Grimm, D. (2015). Risk factors for ventilator associated pneumonia among trauma patients with and without brain injury. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 22(3), 125-131.
- McNett, M., Amato, S. Gianakis, A., Grimm, D., Phillipbar, S., Belle, J., Moran, C. (2014). The FOUR score and GCS as predictors of outcome after traumatic brain injury. Neurocritical Care, 21(1): 52-57.
- McNett, M., Horowitz, D. (2014). Multimodality monitoring international consensus statement for neurocritical care: ICU processes of care. Neurocritical Care, S2, S215-28.
- LeRoux, P., Menon, D.K., …McNett, M., et al (2014). Consensus summary statement of the International Multidisciplinary Consensus Conference on Multimodality Monitoring in Neurocritical Care: A statement for healthcare professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Neurocritical Care, 21, S1-26. Simultaneous Publication in Intensive Care Medicine, 40(9), 1189-1209.
- Link to My Bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1L5yO4XoyeEQtp/bibliography/public/
- Recent Research Activities
- 2019-Present: Co-Investigator. Identification of microRNAs involved with cerebral collateral regulation.
- 2019-Present: Primary Investigator. Impact of Incremental Neurocritical Care Specialty Services on Patient and Organizational Outcomes.
- 2018-Present: Co-Investigator. Measurement of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter After Brain Injury And Correlation With Clinical Indices Of Acute Neurological Decline.
- 2018-Present: Co-Investigator. Influence of Race and Socioeconomic Status Influence on 90 Day Modified Rankin Scores Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients.
- 2017-2018: Participating Investigator, Site PI. Improving Care for Critically Ill Patients and their Families (PCOR-ICU Collaborative), Society for Critical Care Medicine and Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award.
- 2015-2018: Primary Investigator. Optimizing How Nurses Monitor and Record Cerebral Perfusion Pressure (ON RAMP): A Multi-Site, National Study. Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation Research Grant.
- 2014-2017: Primary Investigator. Pupillometer Use in Traumatic Brain Injury: Feasibility and Association with Acute Neurological Changes, ICP, and Discharge Outcomes.
- 2014-2017: Co-Investigator. Therapeutic Hypothermia: Effect of Protocol Implementation on Patient Outcomes.
- 2014-2017: Primary Investigator. Routine Pupillometer Use for Neuroscience Nursing: Impact on Patient and Hospital Outcomes.
- 2014-2017: Participating Investigator, Site PI. Patient Centered Research Into Outcomes Stoke Patients Prefer and Effectiveness Research (PROSPER). Lead site: Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant.
- 2014-2015: Participating Investigator, Site PI. Point-Prevalence Study of Interventions in Neurocritical Care (PRINCE Trial). International Point Prevalence Study.
- 2014-2015: Primary Investigator. Correlation Between ICU Coma Scores and Long Term Outcome in Traumatic Brain Injury.
- 2011-2014: Co-Investigator. A Comparison of Risk Factors for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia Among Critically Ill Trauma Patients With and Without Neurological Injury.
- 2011-2013: Primary Investigator. Use of a Novel Scoring Tool to Predict Outcome in Critically Ill Traumatic Brain Injury Patients. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant.
The need for human touch is universal among critical care patients and is an important component of the nurse–patient relationship. However, multiple barriers to human touch exist in the critical care environment. With little research to guide practice, we argue for the importance of human touch in the provision of holistic nursing care.
The five-year, $3.13 million grant will deploy social-assistive robots at Ohio Living Westminster-Thurber and Chapel Hill Community in Canal Fulton near Canton for an eight-week trial. The study is aimed at curbing loneliness and apathy in older adults, especially for those with dementia.