Mary Elizabeth Asher, MSN, RN, CS, CPAN



Instructor
UM School of Nursing and Health Studies

M. Christine Schwartz bldg
Room 322
Cell phone: 786-385-0504
Telephone: 305-284-6147
Fax: 305-284-2568
Email: masher@miami.edu


Education

BSN, Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1980
MSN, Nursing, University of Miami, 1984

Certification and Licensure

Clinical Specialist in Medical Surgical Nursing, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse, American Board of Perianesthesia Nurse
ACLS Provider, American Heart Association 07/2009-07/2009
PALS Provider, American Heart Association 06/2009-06/2011
Healthcare Provider, American Heart Association 05/2009-05/2011

Clinical Specialties

Post anesthesia/recovery nursing, adult health specialist

Primary Teaching Areas

Community based Nursing Care of Adults and Families
Professional Role Synthesis
Perianesthesia Nursing
Adult Health I: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Research and Academic Interests

Geriatric Surgical Patients
Patient Safety
PeriAnesthesia Nursing

Recent Publications

Asher, M. Surgical considerations in the elderly, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 19(6), 409-414 (2004)

Asher, M. Cross Cultural Comparison of PeriAnesthesia Nursing: Challenges Encountered in the PACU. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 18(1), 4-7 (2003)

Asher, M., Sapnas, K., Walsh, S., William, V., Livingstone, P., Dlugasch, L., & Villanueva, N. Using Web Technology in Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Education. Computers in Nursing, 5(2), 2-7 (2002)

Asher, M. Volunteerism Makes for Siberian Smiles. Nursing Spectrum, 4(3), 21. (2001)

Grossman, D., Keen, M., Singer, M., & Asher, M. Current Nursing Practices in Fever Management. Medsurg Nursing, 4, 193-198 (1995)

Presentations (selected)

Dade County Perianesthesia Nurses Association, “Patient Safety: The Perianesthesia Perspective.” Miami, FL, January 2009

South Florida Research Consortium, “Determination of Post-Operative Elective Surgical Patients’ Awareness of the “Speak Up” Initiative as Developed by Joint Commission.” Miami, FL, October 2008 S

outh Miami Hospital- Perianesthesia Nursing staff, “Calculating Pediatric Medications in the Perianesthesia Environment.” Miami, FL, May 2008

South Miami Hospital- Nursing Staff, “Nursing Care of the Adolescent Plastic Surgery Patient.” Miami, FL, May 2008

School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumni Association -Nursing Safety Research Committee on Epidemiological Trends, “Identifying MRSA Prevention/Strategies in the Acute Care Setting.” Coral Gables, FL, April 2008

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute- Operating Room Nursing Staff, “Pediatric Advanced Life Support Review.” Miami, FL, January 2008

South Miami Hospital- Nursing Staff, “Care of the Pediatric-Bariatric Surgical Patient.” Miami, FL, August 2007 Jackson North Medical Center- Operating Room Nursing Staff, “Know Your Role in an MH Crisis.” Miami, FL, July 2007

Jackson South Hospital- Clinical Staff, “A, B, C’s of Malignant Hyperthermia.” Miami, FL, May 2007

Medical Forum of Dade County, “Creating One Smile at a Time.” Miami, FL, February 2006

27th Annual Symposium of Perianesthesia Nursing, “Patient Safety Issues in Perianesthesia Nursing.” Miami, FL, February 2006

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute- Operating Room Staff, “Updates and the Role of the Nurse in an MH Crisis.” Miami, FL, May 2006

Jackson South Hospital- Operating Room Nursing Staff, “Malignant Hyperthermia: The Role of the OR Nurse in an MH Crisis.” Miami, FL, May 2006

Baptist Health Systems LEAP class for ICU Nurses, “PeriAnesthesia Care of the Preoperative and Postoperative Patient.” Miami, FL, March 2006

26th Annual Symposium of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, “Deep Vein Thrombosis.” Miami, FL, February 2006

Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) South Florida Chapter at the Center for Patient Safety, “Malignant Hyperthermia: The Role of the OR Nurse in a MH Crisis.” Miami, FL, January 2006

Jackson Memorial Hospital- Operating Room Nursing Staff, “Malignant Hyperthermia: The Role of the Nurse in a MH Crisis” Miami, FL, December 2005

Baptist Health Systems LEAP class, “Anesthetic Agents and Adjuncts” and “Preoperative and Postoperative Nursing Care of the Patient in the Perianesthesia Setting”. Miami, FL, September 2005

South Miami Hospital- Nursing Staff, “Postoperative Nursing Care of the Pediatric Patient” Miami, FL, July 2005

Jackson Memorial Hospital- Operating Room Nursing Staff, “Care of the Geriatric Patient in Surgery.” Miami, FL, July 2005

Annual Dade County Perianesthesia Nurses’ Association, “One Smile at a Time: Care of the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Patient” Miami, FL, February 2005

Baptist Hospital Surgical Services Seminar, “Creating One Smile at a Time/Care of the Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Patient” Miami, FL, January 2005