PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Solodiuk received her BSN from Saint Anselm College, her MSN at the University of Rochester and a PhD from William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Dr. Solodiuk is a research associate in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School. In her role as manager of the Pain Treatment Service and chair of the Interdisciplinary Pain Committee, she has developed numerous policies and procedures regarding safety and efficacy of pain management practices that directly affect patient care throughout the institution. For more than 15 years, the Interdisciplinary Pain Committee, with Dr. Solodiuk’s leadership, has implemented evidence-based pain management practices. Dr. Solodiuk is a co-founder of the Pediatric Pain Conference that educates clinicians on new advances in pain management and advances science by connecting clinicians and scientists. She remains a faculty member of this conference, which is associated with Harvard Medical School, and draws participants from numerous local, regional and international institutions.

Dr. Solodiuk’s research focuses on children with global impairments of the central nervous system. This includes validation of the Individualized Numeric Rating Scale, a pain assessment tool for nonverbal children with intellectual disabilities; an analysis of parent-described pain behaviors; and the use of gabapentin in nonverbal children with intellectual disabilities. Another quality improvement study is the first comprehensive analysis of pain scores of hospitalized inpatients. From this research, populations with persistently high pain scores were identified, along with a description of their care needs.

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Taylor N, Frick S, Killilea S, Dugan-Frost T, Solodiuk J. Opioid Use in Children and Adolescents After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Mar/Apr; 40(2):97-102. View abstract
  2. Sweet E, Shusterman CS, Nedeljkovic MS, Solodiuk JC. Nurse Practitioner-Administered Chloroprocaine in Children with Postoperative Pain. Pain Manag Nurs. 2018 Mar 01. View abstract
  3. Solodiuk JC, Curley MAQ. In Defense of Routine Inpatient Pain Assessment. Am J Nurs. 2017 May; 117(5):11. View abstract
  4. Farkas C, Solodiuk L, Taddio A, Franck L, Berberich FR, LoChiatto J, Solodiuk JC. Publicly available online educational videos regarding pediatric needle pain: a scoping review. Clin J Pain. 2015 Jun; 31(6):591-8. View abstract
  5. Hauer JM, Solodiuk JC. Gabapentin for management of recurrent pain in 22 nonverbal children with severe neurological impairment: a retrospective analysis. J Palliat Med. 2015 May; 18(5):453-6. View abstract
  6. Solodiuk JC, Brighton H, McHale J, LoChiatto J, Logan DE, Sager S, Zurakowski D, Berde CB. Documented electronic medical record-based pain intensity scores at a tertiary pediatric medical center: a cohort analysis. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Nov; 48(5):924-33. View abstract
  7. Jerome J, Solodiuk JC, Sethna N, McHale J, Berde C. A single institution's effort to translate codeine knowledge into specific clinical practice. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jul; 48(1):119-26. View abstract
  8. Solodiuk JC. Parent described pain responses in nonverbal children with intellectual disability. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Aug; 50(8):1033-44. View abstract
  9. Jean Solodiuk RN, Berde Charles MD. Balancing ethics and science in pediatric pain intervention trials. Pain. 2012 May; 153(5):939-40. View abstract
  10. Sethna NF, Clendenin D, Athiraman U, Solodiuk J, Rodriguez DP, Zurakowski D. Incidence of epidural catheter-associated infections after continuous epidural analgesia in children. Anesthesiology. 2010 Jul; 113(1):224-32. View abstract
  11. Solodiuk JC, Scott-Sutherland J, Meyers M, Myette B, Shusterman C, Karian VE, Harris SK, Curley MA. Validation of the Individualized Numeric Rating Scale (INRS): a pain assessment tool for nonverbal children with intellectual disability. Pain. 2010 Aug; 150(2):231-6. View abstract
  12. Sethna NF, Verghese ST, Hannallah RS, Solodiuk JC, Zurakowski D, Berde CB. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate S-Caine patch for reducing pain associated with vascular access in children. Anesthesiology. 2005 Feb; 102(2):403-8. View abstract
  13. Solodiuk J, Curley MA. Pain assessment in nonverbal children with severe cognitive impairments: the Individualized Numeric Rating Scale (INRS). J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Aug; 18(4):295-9. View abstract