Karen Lucisano, PhD, RN, CRNA

School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program Coordinator
N/A

Education:

CRNA, RN, DNSc

Research Interest:

(1997) Principle Investigator A Comparison of Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery Under General Anesthesia With Ultiva versus Hypnotic/inhalation-based Anesthesia Gerson, Myron C., Hurst, James M., Hertzberg, Vicki S., Baughman, Robert, Rouan, Gregory, and Ellis, Karen S. Prediction of cardiac and pulmonary complications related to elective abdominal and noncardiac thoracic surgery in geriatric patients. The American Journal of Medicine. 88:101-107, 1990. Gerson, Myron C., Hurst, James., Hertzberg, Vicki S., Doogan, Patricia A., Ellis, Karen. Noninvasive prediction of cardiac complications in geriatric abdominal surgery. American Journal of NoninvasiveCardiology. 4:364-369, 1990.Gerson, Myron C., Moore, Edward N., and Ellis, Karen. Systemic effects and safety of intravenous dipyridamole in elderly patients with suspected coronary disease. The American Journal of Cardiology. 60:16 1399-1401, 1987. Troutman, Soundra G. RN, BSN 1; Hussey, Leslie C. RN, PhD 1; Hynan, Linda PhD 2; Lucisano, Karen CRNA, MSN 1 Sternal Wound Infection Prediction Scale: A test of the reliability and validity. Nursing & Health Sciences. 3(1):1-8, March 2001.

(2005-Present) University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor (2002-Present) Carolinas HealthCare System Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC, Charlotte, NC Title: Program Director Responsibility: program administration, oversee clinical and didactic schedules, clinical and didactic instruction. (2000-2002) Carolinas HealthCare System Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC, Charlotte, NC Title: Associate Program Director Responsibility: Coordinate clinical and didactic schedule, program administration, immediate back-up for program director, clinical and didactic instruction. (1998-2000) Carolinas HealthCare System Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC, Charlotte, NC Title: Faculty Responsibility: Coordinate clinical schedule, assist with overall program function, direct patient care, didactic and clinical instruction. (1995-1998) Carolinas HealthCare System Nurse Anesthesia Program/UNCC , Charlotte, NC Title: Didactic/Clinical Instructor Specialist Responsibility: Coordination and implementation of didactic curriculum. Direct clinical supervision of student nurse anesthetists Neuro focus group protocol writer. (1994-2004) University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC Title: Adjunct Clinical Faculty Responsibility: Classroom and clinical instruction of student nurse anesthetists. (1993-1995) Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Title: Staff Nurse Anesthetist II Responsibility: Direct anesthesia care of patients during all phases of anesthesia, supervision/teaching SRNA's. (1990-1992) Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Title: Staff Nurse Responsibilities: Direct patient care in coronary care unit. (1986-1990) University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Cincinnati, Ohio. Title: Staff Research Nurse Responsibility: Conducting and supervising cardiac stress testing. Coordinating ongoing medical research projects. -Site coordinator for investigational drug test trials (1985-1986) University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio Title: Clinical Nurse I Responsibility: Direct patient care to patients in various intensive care units. (1982-1985) Veterans Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Title: Staff Nurse Responsibility: Direct patient care to patients in surgical intensive care unit, precepting new staff, charge nurse. Awarded Commendation of Special Achievement 1985. (1981-1982) Bethesda Hospital North, Cincinnati, Ohio. Title: Staff Nurse Responsibility: Direct patient care to patients on general surgical unit.