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Patricia Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FAAN

Patricia A. Hickey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FAAN
Nursing Research
Hospital Title:
Vice President (CV/CC Services)
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


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  1. Connor JA, Larson C, Baird J, Hickey PA. Use of a Pediatric Cardiovascular Nursing Consortium for Development and Evaluation of Quality Measures: The C4-MNP Experience. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Sep-Oct; 31(5):471-7.
  2. Hickey PA, Pasquali SK, Gaynor JW, He X, Hill KD, Connor JA, Gauvreau K, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Hirsch-Romano JC. Critical Care Nursing's Impact on Pediatric Patient Outcomes. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct; 102(4):1375-80.
  3. Connor JA, Ahern JP, Cuccovia B, Porter CL, Arnold A, Dionne RE, Hickey PA. Implementing a Distraction-Free Practice With the Red Zone Medication Safety Initiative. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2016 May-Jun; 35(3):116-24.
  4. Connor JA, Mott S, Green A, Larson C, Hickey P. Measurement of Quality of Nursing Practice in Congenital Cardiac Care. Am J Crit Care. 2016 Mar; 25(2):128-35.
  5. Hinsley KE, Marshall AC, Hurtig MH, Thornton JM, O'Connell CA, Porter CL, Connor JA, Hickey PA. Monitoring the health of the work environment with a daily assessment tool: the REAL - Relative Environment Assessment Lens - indicator. Cardiol Young. 2016 Aug; 26(6):1082-9.
  6. Connor JA, LaGrasta C, Hickey PA. Complexity Assessment and Monitoring to Ensure Optimal Outcomes Tool for Measuring Pediatric Critical Care Nursing. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Jul; 24(4):297-308.
  7. Tume LN, Coetzee M, Dryden-Palmer K, Hickey PA, Kinney S, Latour JM, Pedreira ML, Sefton GR, Sorce L, Curley MA. Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Research Priorities-Initiating International Dialogue. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2015 Jul; 16(6):e174-82.
  8. Jenkins KJ, Castañeda AR, Cherian KM, Couser CA, Dale EK, Gauvreau K, Hickey PA, Koch Kupiec J, Morrow DF, Novick WM, Rangel SJ, Zheleva B, Christenson JT. Reducing mortality and infections after congenital heart surgery in the developing world. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):e1422-30.
  9. Hickey PA, Gauvreau K, Curley MA, Connor JA. The effect of critical care nursing and organizational characteristics on pediatric cardiac surgery mortality in the United States. J Nurs Adm. 2014 Oct; 44(10 Suppl):S19-26.
  10. Hickey PA, Gauvreau K, Curley MA, Connor JA. The effect of critical care nursing and organizational characteristics on pediatric cardiac surgery mortality in the United States. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Dec; 43(12):637-44.
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  12. Siow E, Wypij D, Berry P, Hickey P, Curley MA. The effect of continuity in nursing care on patient outcomes in the pediatric intensive care unit. J Nurs Adm. 2013 Jul-Aug; 43(7-8):394-402.
  13. Bergersen L, Gauvreau K, McElhinney D, Fenwick S, Kirshner D, Harding J, Hickey P, Mayer J, Marshall A. Capture of complexity of specialty care in pediatric cardiology by work RVU measures. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb; 131(2):258-67.
  14. Kohr LM, Hickey PA, Curley MA. Building a nursing productivity measure based on the synergy model: first steps. Am J Crit Care. 2012 Nov; 21(6):420-30; quiz 431.
  15. Curley MA, Meyer EC, Scoppettuolo LA, McGann EA, Trainor BP, Rachwal CM, Hickey PA. Parent presence during invasive procedures and resuscitation: evaluating a clinical practice change. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Dec 1; 186(11):1133-9.
  16. Hickey PA, Gauvreau K, Tong E, Schiffer NP, Connor JA. Pediatric cardiovascular critical care in the United States: nursing and organizational characteristics. Am J Crit Care. 2012 Jul; 21(4):242-50.
  17. Evangelista JA, Connor JA, Pintz C, Saia T, O'Connell C, Fulton DR, Hickey P. Paediatric nurse practitioner managed cardiology clinics: patient satisfaction and appointment access. J Adv Nurs. 2012 Oct; 68(10):2165-74.
  18. Cook KA, Mott S, Lawrence P, Jablonski J, Grady MR, Norton D, Liner KP, Cioffi J, Hickey P, Reidy S, Connor JA. Coping while caring for the dying child: nurses' experiences in an acute care setting. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Aug; 27(4):e11-21.
  19. Hickey PA, Gauvreau K, Jenkins K, Fawcett J, Hayman L. Statewide and national impact of California's Staffing Law on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes. J Nurs Adm. 2011 May; 41(5):218-25.
  20. Branowicki P, Driscoll M, Hickey P, Renaud K, Sporing E. Exemplary professional practice through nurse peer review. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Apr; 26(2):128-36.
  21. O'Brien P, O'Connell C, Fenwick S, Stewart B, Marshall AC, Hickey P. Improved bed use with creation of a short-stay unit in a cardiac catheterization recovery room. Heart Lung. 2011 Jan-Feb; 40(1):56-62.
  22. Hickey PA. Increasing nurse staffing levels in cardiac surgery centres appears to be a cost effective patient safety intervention. Evid Based Nurs. 2010 Oct; 13(4):102.
  23. Hickey PA. Building a culture of excellence in Boston and beyond. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2010 Oct; 1(3):314-20.
  24. Hickey P, Gauvreau K, Connor J, Sporing E, Jenkins K. The relationship of nurse staffing, skill mix, and Magnet recognition to institutional volume and mortality for congenital heart surgery. J Nurs Adm. 2010 May; 40(5):226-32.
  25. Curley MA, Hickey PA. The Nightingale Metrics. Am J Nurs. 2006 Oct; 106(10):66-70.
  26. Weinstock PH, Kappus LJ, Kleinman ME, Grenier B, Hickey P, Burns JP. Toward a new paradigm in hospital-based pediatric education: the development of an onsite simulator program. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2005 Nov; 6(6):635-41.
  27. Hickey PA. Restructuring of cardiovascular services at Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Dec; 60(6 Suppl):S517-9.
  28. Hickey PA, Castaneda AR. Transformation of the cardiovascular program. Leadership and organization. Nurs Clin North Am. 1995 Jun; 30(2):163-9.
  29. Hickey PA, Rykerson S. Caring for parents of critically ill infants and children. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 1992 Dec; 4(4):565-71.
  30. Hickey PA. Prevention of intraoperative myocardial injury by pretreatment with pharmacological agents. Ann Thorac Surg. 1975 Jul; 20(1):101-5.
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