Nurse Practitioners

Peds Critical Care Nurse Practitioners

The Mott PICU Nurse Practitioner Program was begun in 2006. Our very own longstanding PICU bedside nurse, Janella Reske, was the founding member. The program has grown its ranks to nine, recruiting nursing expertise from diverse acute care settings. The nurse practitioners are integrated team members, practicing shoulder-to-shoulder with physician counterparts. In addition to providing vital direct patient care to all types of PICU patients, they are also an outstanding educational resource for rotating residents and beginning fellows, and provide valuable continuity with their 7-days-a-week, 365 days-a-year presence on the unit. Nurse practitioners in the Mott PICU are also actively engaged in patient safety and quality improvement activities.

Courtney Cherniak, MSN RN CPNP-AC

Courtney Cherniak, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

Research interests: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committee: TBA

Laura Meeker, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Laura Meeker, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Bronchiolitis, ARDS, ECMO and CRRT
Research interests: Delirium, long-term effects of opiates and benzodiazapines on pediatric brain development, development of nurse-driven sedation algorithms

Hospital/Unit Committee: TBA

 

Nicole Miller, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Nicole Miller, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

Research interests: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committee: TBA

Max Pizzo, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Max Pizzo, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Hematology/Oncology
Research interests: Parental acute stress due to invasive procedures performed at bedside in the pediatric intensive care unit 
Hospital/Unit Committee: NP Clinical Ladder Development

Blythe Pollack, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Blythe Pollack, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Emergency medicine, trauma and burn management, EMCO management with early mobility, early mobility and critical illness, neurocritical care  
Research interests: Simulation, early mobility in critical illness and with ECMO

Hospital/Unit Committee: TBA 

Christine Renke

Christine Renke, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interest: TBA

Research interest: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committee: TBA

Janella Reske

Janella Reske, MS, RN, CPNP

Lead Nurse Practitioner

Clinical interests: Transplant, vascular, neuro/NS, Prospect (PARDS), sepsis, and electronic medical record
Research interests: EPIC, temperature management, delirium, sedation, Prospect (PARDS)
Hospital/Unit Committees: iPower, IPSO Committee, Sedation Committee, Central APRN Committee

Stephanie Robell

Stephanie Robell, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Neurocritical care, difficult airway, airway splints, SIM
Research interests: Simulation, APRN orientation, Sepsis, ARDS
Hospital/Unit Committee: Difficult airway taskforce

Stacey Sears, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Stacey Sears, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: Trauma, ECMO, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Sedation, SMA
Research interests: Stroke, Shock, ECMO, Prospect and QI
Hospital/Unit Committees: Bereavement Committee, Bronchiolitis Committee, C&W NP Group and Planning Committee, Sepsis, C&W M&M

Kimberly Siebert, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Kimberly Siebert, MSN, RN, CPNP-AC

Clinical interests: TBA

Research interests: TBA

Hospital/Unit Committees: TBA