Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN

Mary A. Dolansky.

Contact

Emailmad15@case.edu

Phone: 216.368.0568

 

Associate Professor; Director, QSEN Institute, Director of Interprofessional Integration and Education Center of Excellence in Primary Care, VA Quality Scholars Program (VAQS) Senior Nurse Fellow Louis Stokes Cleveland VA

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Heart Failure Self-Management and Cognitive Impairment
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Implementation Science

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator: Patient and Informal Caregiver Partnership in Medication Reconciliation across Care Transitions  John A. Hartford, Change AGEnt, January 2015- January 2016.
  • Principal Investigator: A Hidden Safety Resource: Family Caregiver Participation in Medication Reconciliation across the Transitions of Care, Cardinal Health Foundation, E3 Grant, 4-1-13 – 6-30-14, total budget, 35,000.
  • Co-Investigator Principal Investigator: Rebecca Boxer, MD Efficacy of Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Management, NIH, NHLBI. NHLBI, 1R01HL113387-01, 5/1/2012-4/30/17, total budget, 2,400,000.
  • Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator: Melissa Zullo, PhD):Disability, Illness Burden, and Transitions of Care to Cardiac Rehabilitation for Medicare Patients. NHLBI, 1R03HS019795-01 9-30-2010 to 9-29-2012.
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Cognitive Impairment and Self-management in Adults with Heart Failure, Heart Lung and Blood institute, National Institutes of Health, R01, 4/1/10 to 3/31/14 . 
  • Co-Investigator: Disparities Electronic Self-Management Resource Training to Reduce Health Disparities (eSMART-HD), NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health 9/30/09 – 8/31/11.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, A Measure of Systems Thinking: A Key Component of the Advancement of the Science of CQI. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, October 2008-April 2010.
  • Co-Investigator, "The Management of Heart Failure Patients in Long Term Care and Skilled Nursing Settings: The Bridge Project Phase 1." McGregor Foundation. PI Rebecca Boxer, MD, November 2007-November 2008.
  • Pilot Study Investigator, "The Effects of a Skilled Nursing Facility Self-management Cardiac Rehabilitation Intervention." Center of Excellence to Build the Science of Self-Management: A Systems Approach. S. Moore, Principal Investigator, NIH, National Institute for Nursing Research. P30NRO10676 September 2007 - June 2009.
  • Principal Investigator, K12 Pilot Funds,“Feasibility and Safety of a Skilled Nursing Facility Self-management Cardiac Rehabilitation Intervention." Case/Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award, August 2007 to April 2008.
  • Principal Investigator, K12 Pilot Funds, "Older Adults in a Skilled Nursing Facility following a Cardiac Event: Need and Feasibility of Cardiac Prehab Services." Case/Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award, May 2007 to July2007.
  • Principal Investigator, K12 Pilot Funds, "Discharge Destination of Older Adults following Hospitalization for a Cardiac Event." Case/Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Award, May 2006 to November 2006.
  • Principal Investigator, "Disability and Rehabilitation Services Following Cardiac Events." Ohio Nurses Foundation Research Grant, March 2003 – March 2004.
  • Post-Doctoral Geriatric Nursing Scholarship recipient, "Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity." Funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and sponsored by the American Academy of Nursing July 2001 to December 2003.
  • Principal Investigator, "The Effect of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Older Adults' Recovery Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery." Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation, New Investigator Award, January 1999 to December 2000.

Educational Interests

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Quality and Safety

Educational Background

  • BSN, Kent State University
  • MSN, Case Western Reserve University
  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • JAHF Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Case/Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program Scholar NIH-KL2

Recent Journal Publications

  • Dolansky, M.A., Hawkins, M.A.W., Schaefer, J.T., Sattar. A., Gunstad, J., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R, Moore, S.M., Hughes, J.W. (2016). The association between poorer cognitive function and reduced objectively-monitored medication adherence in patients with heart failure. Circulation Heart Failure.
  • Dolansky, M.A., Hawkins, M.A.W., Schaefer, J.T., Gunstad, J., Sattar, A., Redle, J.D., Vehovec, A., Josephson, R, Moore, S.M., & Hughes, J. W. (2016). Cognitive Deficits Predict Risk for Clinically Significanddd Weight Gain but not Weighing Adherence in Adults with Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Epub ahead of print November 2. PMID: 27811583.
  • Zullo, M. Gathright, E., Dolansky, M. A., Josephson, R., Cheruvu, V., Hughes, J.W. (2017). Influence of Depression on Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation Post-Myocardial Infarction: A Study of 158,991 Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 37(1), 22-29. PMID: 27755259.
  • Dolansky, M. A., Capone, L., Leister, E., Boxer, R. (2016). Targeting Heart Failure Rehospitalizations in a Skilled Nursing Facility: A Case Report. Heart & Lung: 45(5), 392-6. PMID 27340005.
  • Zullo, M., Cheruvu, V., Dolansky, M.A., Josephson (In press). Older adults' attendance at cardiac rehabilitation: The impact of functional status and post-acute care use after acute myocardial infarction in 63,092 Medicare Beneficiaries.  Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
  • Dolansky, M.A., Schaefer, J.T., Hawkins, M.A.W., Gunstad, J., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R, Moore, S.M., & Hughes, J.W. (2016). Cognitive function predicts adherence to sodium guidelines in heart failure patients. Journal of Patient Preferences, 10, 233-241.PMID 27042017.
  • Clochesy J.M., Dolansky M.A., Hickman R.L. & Gittner L.S. (2015). Enhancing communication between patients and healthcare providers: SBAR3. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 38, 238-253. PMID: 26442363.
  • Jurgens, C. Y., Goodlin, S., Dolansky, M.A. (Co-chairs), Ahmed, A., Fonarow, G. C., Boxer, R., Arena, R., Blank, L., Buck, H. G., Cranmer, K., Fleg, J. L, Lampert, R. J., Lennie, T. J., Lindenfelf, J., Pina, I. L., Semla, T., Trebbien, P., Rich, M. W. (2015). Heart failure management in skilled nursing facilities. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of Americia. Circulation, 1-34.DOI 10.1161/HHHF. PMID: 25863664.
  • Jurgens, C. Y., Goodlin, S., Dolansky, M.A. (Co-chairs), Ahmed, A., Fonarow, G. C., Boxer, R., Arena, R., Blank, L., Buck, H. G., Cranmer, K., Fleg, J. L, Lampert, R. J., Lennie, T. J., Lindenfelf, J., Pina, I. L., Semla, T., Trebbien, P., Rich, M. W. (2015). Heart failure management in skilled nursing facilities. A scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of Americia. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(4), 263-297. DOI 10.1161/HHHF. PMID: 25855686.
  • Zullo, M., Gathright, E.C., Dolansky, M.A., Josephson, R.A., & Hughes, J.W. (2017). The Influence of Depression on Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation Post-Myocardial Infarction: A Study of 158,991 Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
  • Hawkins, M., Dolansky, M.A., Schaefer, J.T., Fulcher, M.J., Gunstad, J., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R, & Hughes, J.W. (2015). Cognitive function in heart failure is associated with nonsomatic symptoms of depression but not somatic symptoms. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 30(5) E9-E-17 PMID: 25055077.
  • Singh, M. K, Ogrinc, G., Cox, K., Dolansky, M.A., Brandt, J., Morrison, L., Harwood, B., Petroski, G., West, A., & Headrick, L. (2015). The quality improvement knowledge application tool revised (QIKAT-R). Academic Medicine. 89(10) 1386-1391. PMID: 25119555.

Recent Publications with Students

  • Luebbers, EL, Dolansky, M.A., Vehovec, A, Petty, G. (2017). Implementation and evaluation of a community interprofessional learning activity.  Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(1) 91-97.
  • Aloush, S., Dolansky, M. A., Moore, S. M., Burrant, C., Suliman, M., Josephson, R. (2016). Predictors of positive pulmonary rehabilitation outcomes. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 18(3), 1-7.
  • Hu, X, Dolansky, M. A., Su, Y., Xiuying, H., Moying, Q, Zhou, L (2016). Effect of a multidisciplinary supportive program for family caregivers of patients with heart failure on caregiver burden, quality of life, and depression: A randomized controlled study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 62, 11-21, PMID: 27423791.
  • Petty, G. M., Dolansky, M. A., Luebbers, E. (2016). Practicing inter-professional teamwork among nursing and medical students. Journal of Nursing Care., 5, 1-3.
  • Marchi, N. & Dolansky, M. A. (In press). Fostering Patient Safety Knowledge, Perceived Safety Skills and Attitudes Among Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students Using Active Learning Approaches. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Dillon, D. L., Dolansky, M. A., Casey, K., Kelley, C. (2016). Factors related to successful transition to practice for acute care nurse practitioners. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 27 (2) 173-182. PMID: 27153306.
  • Hawkins, M., Dolansky, M. A.; Levin, J.B.; Schaefer, J.T., Gunstad, J., Redle, J., Josephson, R., Hughes, J.W. (2016). Cognitive Function and Health Literacy are Independently Associated with Heart Failure Knowledge. Heart and Lung, 45(5), 386-91. PMID: 27664312.
  • Xiaolin, H., Dolansky, M.A., Xiuying, H., Zhang, F., Moying, Q., (2016). Factors associated with caregiver burden among caregivers of patients with heart failure in southwest China. Nursing and Health Sciences, 18, 105-112. PMID 26799626.
  • Siler, J., Dolansky, M. A., Clavelle, J. T, Fitzpatrick J.J. (2016). Shared governance and work engagement in emergency nurses. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 42(4), 325-30. PMID 26972369.
  • Collier, S.L., Fitzpatrick, J.J., Siedlecki, S., Dolansky, M. A. (2016). Employee engagement and a culture of safety in the intensive care unit. Journal of Nursing Administration. 46(1), 49-54. PMID: 26641471.
  • Powers, D., Amellino, D., Dolansky, M.A., Fitzpatrick, J. (2016). Factors influencing nurse compliance with standard precautions. American Journal of Infection Control. American Journal of Infectious Control. 44(1), 4-7., PMID26769280.
  • Xiaolin, H., Xiuying, H., Yonglin, S., Moying, Q., Dolansky, M.A. (2015). The changes and factors associated with discharge behaviors among Chinese patients with heart failure. Patient Preference and Adherence, 9, 1593-1601. PMID 26635468.
  • Gathright, E. C., Fulcher, M. J. Dolansky, M. A. Gundstad, J., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R., Moore, S. M., Hughes, J. W. (2015). Cognitive impairment does not impact self-reported health related quality of life in heart failure patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. E pub ahead of print. PMID: 26132279.
  • Xie, S., Gathright, E. J., Goldstein, C., Gunstad, J., Dolansky, M.A.,  Redle, J., & Hughes, J. (2015). Performance of the automated neuropsychological assessment metrics (ANAM) in detecting cognitive impairment in heart failure patients. Heart & Lung - The Journal of Acute and Critical Care 44,387-394. doi 10.1016/j.hrtlng.2015.07.002. PMID: 26354858.
  • Cireddu, J. V., Dolansky, M.A., Lin-DeShetler, D., Hughes, J., Gunstad, J., Josephson, R. (2015). Unappreciated cognitive dysfunction is common among patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research. 9(12), 1-9.
  • Delany, P., Friedman, I.. Dolansky, M.A., Fitzpatrick, J. (2015). The impact of sepsis education on nurse competencies. Journal of Nursing Continuing Education. 46(4) 179-186. PMID 25856453.
  • Lawrence, D., Bryant, T., Nobel, T., Dolansky, M.A., Singh, M. K. (2015). A comparative evaluation of patient satisfaction outcomes in an interprofessional student run free clinic. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 29(5), 445-450. PMID: 25700220.
  • Basuray, A., Dolansky, M.A., Josephson, R., Grady, E. M., Vehovec, A., Gunstad, J., Redle, J., Fang, J., Sattar, A., Hughes, J.W. (2015). Dietary sodium adherence in heart failure patients. Journal of Cardiac Failure, 21(4), 323-9. PMID: 25576680.
  • Philips, S. & Dolansky, M.A. (2015). Understanding veteran’s health beliefs: An essential part of a patient-centered approach to treatment adherence. DNP Forum Issue 1, Article 3.
  • Hawkins, M.A.W., Schaefer, J.T., Gunstad, J., Dolansky, M. A., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R, Moore, S.M., & Hughes, J.W. (2015). What is your patient's cognitive profile? Three distinct subgroups of cognitive function in persons with heart failure. Applied Nursing Research. 28(2) 186-191. PMID: 25510559.
  • Hawkins, M., Goldstein, C.M., Dolansky, M.A., Gunstad, J., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R, & Hughes, J.W. (2015). Depressive symptoms are associated with obesity in adults with heart failure: an analysis of gender differences. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 14(6) 16-24.  PMID: 25031311.
  • Zullo, M., Gathright, E.C., Dolansky, M.A., Josephson, R.A., & Hughes, J.W. (In press). The Influence of Depression on Utilization of Cardiac Rehabilitation Post-Myocardial Infarction: A Study of 158,991 Medicare Beneficiaries. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
  • Hawkins, M., Dolansky, M.A., Schaefer, J.T., Fulcher, M.J., Gunstad, J., Redle, J.D., Josephson, R, & Hughes, J.W. (2015). Cognitive function in heart failure is associated with nonsomatic symptoms of depression but not somatic symptoms. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 30(5) E9-E-17 PMID: 25055077.
  • Brown, S., Lindell, D., Dolansky, M. A. & Garber, J. (2015).  Nurses’ professional values and attitudes toward collaboration with physicians.  Journal of Nursing Ethics. 22(2) 205-216. PMID: 24878573.
  • Moore, J., Dolansky, M. A., Hudak, C., & Kenneley, I. (2015). Care coordination between convenient care clinics and healthcare homes. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 27(5) 262-269. PMID: 25284043.
  • Anderson, C., Dolansky, M. A., Damato, E., & Jones, K. (2015). Predictors of serious fall injury in hospitalized patients. Clinical Nursing Research.24(3) 269-283. PMID: 24789939.
  • Arruda, S., Tam, M., Vest, M., Hughes, J., Gunstad, J., Dolansky, M.A., Sukeena, R., Josephson, R., (2015). Screening for Vascular Disease in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 5(2) 169-177.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Dolansky, M. A. and Luebbers, E. (in Press). Overcoming challenges to interprofessional education in the workplace. In. R. Rayburn, D. Davis, & Turco, M. (Eds). Continuing professional development in medicine and healthcare: Better Education, Improved Outcomes, and Best Care. 
  • Dolansky, M.A., Luebbers, E., Singh, M. Moore, S.M .(In Press). Interprofessional approaches to quality and safety education.  In G. Sherwood & J. Barnsteiner (Eds) 2nd Edition. Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Philips, S. Dolansky, M. A. Mathews, D. (2016). QSEN Competencies: Application to Advanced Practice Mental Health Nursing. Eds., K. Tusaie & J. Fitzpatrick Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing, 2nd Ed. Springer.
  • Tingley, J., Dolansky, M.A., Walsh, M.N. (2015). Team-based transitions of care in heart failure. Heart Failure Clinics 11, 371-378.
  • Dolansky, M.A. & McMeekin, D. (2015) Quality and safety: QSEN. The Encyclopedia of Nursing Education. Eds. M. J. Smith, J. J. Fitzpatrick, and R. Carpenter. New York: Springer Publishing.
  • Watts, S., Zimbardi, K., Dolansky, M.A., & Singh, M. (2015) Nurse practitioner residency development at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Realize the future of nursing: VA nurses tell their stories.
  • Jurgens, C. Y., Dolansky, M.A., Buck, H. G. (2014). Heart failure in the nursing home setting.  In  A. S. Maisel & G. S. Filippatos (Eds), Heart Failure: The Expert’s Approach.Philadelphia: jaypee Brothers Medical.
  • Splaine, M. E., Dolansky, M. A., Patrician, P. A., Estrado, C. A.  (2012). Practice-based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide, 3rd Edition. Oakbrook: Joint Commission Resources.
  • Dolansky, M. A., Singh, M., Watts, B. Lawrence, Eugene C. Nelson, Paul B. Batalden, William H. Edwards, Carlos A. Estrada, Mark E. Splaine (2012). Applying Practice-based Learning and Improvement. In Practice-based Learning and Improvement: A Clinical Improvement Action Guide, 3rd Edition. Editors, In R. Splaine, M. E., Dolansky, M. A., Patrician, P. A., Estrado, C. A. Oakbrook: Joint Commission Resources.
  • Moore, S.M.., Dolansky, M.A. & Singh, M. (2012). Interprofessional Approaches to Quality and Safety Education.  In G. Sherwood & J. Barnsteiner (Eds). Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Ogrinc, G. S., Headrick, L. A., Moore, S. M., Dolansky, M. A., Madigosky, W. Barton, A. (2011). Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement. 2nd Edition. Oakbrook: Joint Commission Resources.

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