Paula Tanabe

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Adult emergency department patients with sickle cell pain crisis: a learning collaborative model to improve analgesic management
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:399-407. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Can education and staff-based participatory research change nursing practice in an era of ED overcrowding? A focus group study
    Paula Tanabe
    NorthwesternUniversity, Feinberg School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and the Institutefor Healthcare Research, 259 E Erie, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 35:290-8. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Should you close your waiting room? Addressing ED overcrowding through education and staff-based participatory research
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 34:285-9. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Increased blood pressure in the emergency department: pain, anxiety, or undiagnosed hypertension?
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:221-9. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Emergency department management of acute pain episodes in sickle cell disease
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:419-25. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Emergency Severity Index version 4: clarifying common questions
    Paula Tanabe
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Chicago, IL 60611, and Emergency Department, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 33:182-5. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A qualitative analysis of best self-management practices: sickle cell disease
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:1033-41. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Barriers to screening and intervention for ED patients at risk for undiagnosed or uncontrolled hypertension
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 37:17-23. 2011
  9. pmc A comparison of analgesic management for emergency department patients with sickle cell disease and renal colic
    Matthew P Lazio
    Departments of Emergency Medicine parallelDepartment of Emergency Medicine, The Institute for Healthcare Studies daggerFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:199-205. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Examining emergency department communication through a staff-based participatory research method: identifying barriers and solutions to meaningful change
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 56:614-22. 2010

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Adult emergency department patients with sickle cell pain crisis: a learning collaborative model to improve analgesic management
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:399-407. 2010
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Can education and staff-based participatory research change nursing practice in an era of ED overcrowding? A focus group study
    Paula Tanabe
    NorthwesternUniversity, Feinberg School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine and the Institutefor Healthcare Research, 259 E Erie, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 35:290-8. 2009
    ..quot; The purpose of this study was to explore the charge nurses' perceptions of the intervention and their experiences with implementation several months after the operational change began...
  3. doi request reprint Should you close your waiting room? Addressing ED overcrowding through education and staff-based participatory research
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill 60611, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 34:285-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this project was to develop operational criteria to "close the ED waiting room"...
  4. doi request reprint Increased blood pressure in the emergency department: pain, anxiety, or undiagnosed hypertension?
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 51:221-9. 2008
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Emergency department management of acute pain episodes in sickle cell disease
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:419-25. 2007
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Emergency Severity Index version 4: clarifying common questions
    Paula Tanabe
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Chicago, IL 60611, and Emergency Department, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 33:182-5. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint A qualitative analysis of best self-management practices: sickle cell disease
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:1033-41. 2010
    ..The purpose of this project was to describe specific strategies used by adult clients with sickle cell disease to achieve optimal physical health...
  8. doi request reprint Barriers to screening and intervention for ED patients at risk for undiagnosed or uncontrolled hypertension
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 37:17-23. 2011
    ....
  9. pmc A comparison of analgesic management for emergency department patients with sickle cell disease and renal colic
    Matthew P Lazio
    Departments of Emergency Medicine parallelDepartment of Emergency Medicine, The Institute for Healthcare Studies daggerFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:199-205. 2010
    ..To determine whether there is a difference in time to initial analgesic for patients with acute pain from sickle cell disease (SCD) versus renal colic (RC) and to identify factors contributing to variance in time to analgesic...
  10. doi request reprint Examining emergency department communication through a staff-based participatory research method: identifying barriers and solutions to meaningful change
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 56:614-22. 2010
    ..We test an initiative with the staff-based participatory research (SBPR) method to elicit communication barriers and engage staff in identifying strategies to improve communication within our emergency department (ED)...
  11. doi request reprint Evaluation, management, and referral of elderly emergency department patients with elevated blood pressure
    Brigitte M Baumann
    Department of Emergency Medicine, UMDNJ RWJMS, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103, USA
    Blood Press Monit 14:251-6. 2009
    ..To determine blood pressure (BP) reassessment rates and to describe the evaluation and outpatient referral rates of elderly emergency department (ED) patients with elevated BP...
  12. doi request reprint Provider self-report and practice: reassessment and referral of emergency department patients with elevated blood pressure
    Brigitte M Baumann
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, New Jersey, USA
    Am J Hypertens 22:604-10. 2009
    ..We attempted to identify patient factors associated with blood pressure (BP) reassessment and to compare health-care provider self-reported reassessment and referral to actual practice in an emergency department (ED) setting...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reliability and validity of scores on The Emergency Severity Index version 3
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies and the Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:59-65. 2004
    ..3) of the ESI has not been evaluated. The study hypothesis was that scores on the ESI v.3 show good interrater reliability and predict hospital admission, admission site, and death...
  14. ncbi request reprint Refining Emergency Severity Index triage criteria
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:497-501. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify level 2 patients who might be reclassified as level 1 patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Knowledge translation of the American College of Emergency Physicians clinical policy on hypertension
    Jill F Lehrmann
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 14:1090-6. 2007
    ....
  16. pmc Emergency Department Sickle Cell Assessment of Needs and Strengths (ED-SCANS), a focus group and decision support tool development project
    Paula Tanabe
    Department of Emergency Medicine and the Institute for Health care Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 17:848-58. 2010
    ..We aimed to identify data and process elements important in making decisions regarding evaluation and management of adult patients in the ED with painful episodes of SCD...
  17. ncbi request reprint Undiagnosed hypertension in the ED setting--an unrecognized opportunity by emergency nurses
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies and Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 30:225-9. 2004
    ..We sought to (1) identify the prevalence of elevated blood pressures in low-acuity patients and (2) describe the existing practice of reassessment, treatment, and referral of abnormal vital signs in these patients...
  18. doi request reprint The use of topical anesthesia during intravenous catheter insertion in adults: a comparison of pain scores using LMX-4 versus placebo
    Nadya Cortes Valdovinos
    Emergency Department, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 7742 N Sheridan Rd 3L, Chicago, IL 60626, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 35:299-304. 2009
    ..This study examined differences in pain scores following topical anesthetic and placebo application, in a sample of healthy adult volunteers experiencing IV catheterization...
  19. ncbi request reprint The Emergency Severity Index (version 3) 5-level triage system scores predict ED resource consumption
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Health Services and Policy, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 30:22-9. 2004
    ..Our objective was to validate the ESI version 3 triage algorithm in a clinical setting for the following outcome measures: actual resource consumption and patient length of stay in the emergency department and hospital...
  20. doi request reprint Patient perspectives on communication with the medical team: pilot study using the Communication Assessment Tool-Team (CAT-T)
    Laura Min Mercer
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 73:220-3. 2008
    ....
  21. doi request reprint More patients are triaged using the Emergency Severity Index than any other triage acuity system in the United States
    Megan McHugh
    Department of Emergency Medicine and Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:106-9. 2012
    ..The purpose of this effort was to measure the use of various triage acuity systems in U.S. hospitals...
  22. pmc Adult emergency department patients with sickle cell pain crisis: results from a quality improvement learning collaborative model to improve analgesic management
    Paula Tanabe
    Schools of Nursing and Medicine, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 19:430-8. 2012
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Evaluating disparities in door-to-EKG time for patients with noncardiac chest pain
    Michael K Pearlman
    Department of Emergency Medicine, St Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 34:414-8. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine gender, racial, and age differences in door-to-EKG time in patients diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain...
  24. pmc Adaptation of EPEC-EM Curriculum in a Residency with Asynchronous Learning
    Michael A Gisondi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
    West J Emerg Med 11:491-9. 2010
    ..We assessed the adaptation of this course to an EM residency program using synchronous and asynchronous learning...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting pain scores during female urethral catheterization
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies and Division of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:699-702. 2004
    ..To compare pain and discomfort ratings of female patients undergoing urethral catheterization randomized to topical application of plain lubricant versus lidocaine gel prior to the procedure...
  26. doi request reprint Nurse practitioner certification and practice settings: implications for education and practice
    Vicki A Keough
    Alpha Beta, Loyola University Chicago, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Maywood, IL, USA
    J Nurs Scholarsh 43:195-202. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine NP practice sites as compared with their certification and examine additional education they received after employment...
  27. ncbi request reprint The effect of standard care, ibuprofen, and distraction on pain relief and patient satisfaction in children with musculoskeletal trauma
    Paula Tanabe
    Emergency Department, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 28:118-25. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of nursing interventions in decreasing pain for children with minor musculoskeletal trauma and moderate pain and to examine patient satisfaction...
  28. ncbi request reprint Factors affecting the risk of blood bank specimen hemolysis
    Paula Tanabe
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 417 S Jefferson 408, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:897-900. 2003
    ..To evaluate simultaneously several possible risk factors for blood bank specimen hemolysis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Pain in the emergency department: results of the pain and emergency medicine initiative (PEMI) multicenter study
    Knox H Todd
    Pain and Emergency Medicine Institute, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, New York 10003, USA
    J Pain 8:460-6. 2007
    ..We conclude that ED pain intensity is high, analgesics are underutilized, and delays to treatment are common. Despite efforts to improve pain management practice, oligoanalgesia remains a problem for emergency medicine...
  30. ncbi request reprint The Emergency Severity Index Version 4: changes to ESI level 1 and pediatric fever criteria
    Nicki Gilboy
    J Emerg Nurs 31:357-62. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Emergency department triage: why we need a research agenda
    Christopher M B Fernandes
    Ann Emerg Med 46:204-5. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Five-level triage: a report from the ACEP/ENA Five-level Triage Task Force
    Christopher M B Fernandes
    ACEP ENA Five Level Triage Tast Force, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Emerg Nurs 31:39-50; quiz 118. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Does this patient meet the criteria for Emergency Severity Index level 2?
    David Eitel
    J Emerg Nurs 34:382-3. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint The effect of blood-drawing techniques and equipment on the hemolysis of ED laboratory blood samples
    Paula Tanabe
    J Emerg Nurs 30:106-8. 2004

Research Grants3

  1. A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department Patients
    Paula Tanabe; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This knowledge will position the candidate to launch a research career as an investigator who will conduct projects aimed at scientifically evaluating mechanisms to improve the care of persons with SCD in the ED setting. ..
  2. A Decision Support Tool for Adult Sickle Cell Emergency Department Patients
    Paula Tanabe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This knowledge will position the candidate to launch a research career as an investigator who will conduct projects aimed at scientifically evaluating mechanisms to improve the care of persons with SCD in the ED setting. ..