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Erlinda Wheeler

Erlinda C. Wheeler

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
311 McDowell Hall
302-831-8375
ewheeler@udel.edu

 

 

 


Education

  • Doctor of Nursing Science, State University of New York
  • M.S. in Nursing, University of Rochester, (Medical-Surgical)
  • B.S. in Nursing, University of Philippines

Research Interests

  • Heart failure
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Outcome research

Scholarship/ Research Activities

  • “Telephone intervention to improve adherence to weight management program”. Beta Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, 2007-2008 for $1000. (Principal Investigator).
  • Undergraduate research program, Delaware Biotechnology Institute” INBRE, funded by National Institute of Health ($50,000). Program faculty coordinator (Lisa Plowfield, Principal Investigator). 2004-2005.
  • “The Psychological and Emotional Well-Being of Patients with Automatic Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator”. Center for Research Development December 8, 2003- December 8, 2004 for $3660. (Principal Investigator).

Publications

  • Wintersgill, W. & Wheeler, E. (2012). Engaging nurses in research utilization. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development . 28 (5).
  • Hardie, T., Crawley, J., Wheeler, E. (2011). A comparison of complication rates between laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic gastric banding. The Nursing Journal: In Pursuit of Excellence, 7(1), 9-11.
  • Wheeler, E., Hardie, T., Klemm, P. (2010). Level of pain and waiting time in the emergency department. Pain Management Journal, 11 (2), 108-114.
  • Wheeler, E., I. Pretzer-Aboff, T. Hardie, A. DiSabatino, J.Saylor, Rita Lucey, (2009). "Psychological Impact of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator and its Recipients," Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 28 (4), 176-181.
  • Wheeler, E.(2008) Prettyman, A., Lenhard, J., Tran K. Adherence to outpatient postoperative appointments following bariatric surgery. Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases, 4, 515-520.
  • Wheeler, E., Hardie, T., Schell, K., Plowfield, L. (2008). Symbiosis- Undergraduate research mentoring and faculty scholarship in nursing. Nursing Outlook, 56(1), 9-15.
  • Wheeler, E., Prettyman, A., Lenhard, J., Tran K. (Abstract, 2007). Predictors of patient adherence to follow-up care after bariatric surgery. Surgery of Obesity and Related Diseases. 3(3), 349.
  • Wheeler, E. & Waterhouse, J. (2006). Telephone interventions by nursing students: Improving outcomes for heart failure patients at home. Journal of Community Health nursing, 23(3), 137-146.
  • Klemm, P. & Wheeler, E.. (2005). Cancer caregivers online: Hope, emotional rollercoaster, and physical/emotional/psychological responses. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 23(1), 38-45
  • Polek, C., Klemm, P., Hardie, T., Wheeler, E., Birney, M., Lynch, K. (2004) Asian/Pacific Islander American women: Age and death rates during hospitalization for breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 31(4), E69-E74.
  • Wheeler, E., Klemm, P., Hardie, T., Plowfield, L., Birney, M., Polek, C. (2004). The effect of race and gender in hospitalized chronic heart failure elderly patients. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 15(4), 291-297
  • Book Chapters

  • Wheeler, E.,Herrman, J., Schell, K. (2010). Chronic Diseases with fluid and electrolyte imbalances. In J. Kee, B. Paulanka, & C. Polek (Eds.) Fluids and Electrolytes with Clinical Applications (8th ed). Albany: Delmar Publishers.
  • Wheeler, E. (2010). Gastrointestinal surgery with fluid and electrolyte imbalances. In J. Kee, B. Paulanka, & C. Polek (Eds.) Fluids and Electrolytes with Clinical Applications (8th ed). Albany: Delmar Publishers.
  • Wheeler, E., Herrman, J., Schell, K. (2010). Chronic Diseases with fluid and electrolyte imbalances. In J. Kee, B. Paulanka, & C. Polek (Eds.) Handbook of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-base Imbalances (3rd Eds.). Albany: Delmar Publishers.

Presentation

  • “Conducting Nursing Research to Achieve Quality Care: Collaboration a Key Ingredient for success”, Ruth Mooney and E. Wheeler (co-presenting), ANCC National Magnet Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, October 13-15, 2010.
  • “Bariatric Patients’ Adherence to follow-up Care: An Intervention Study” E. Wheeler, (invited speaker) 5th Annual Research Conference, Christiana Care Health System, November 5, 2010.
  • “Teaching Nursing Research to the Twitter Generation”. Villanova University, Philadelphia PA, J. Herrman and E. Wheeler (co-presenting), February 23, 2010.
  • ”Comparison of Hospital Readmission rates after laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band and Roux-en Y Surgery” E. Wheeler (presenting) and Thomas Hardie 20th International Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, Vancouver, BC, July 13-17, 2009.
  • “Adherence to Postoperative Appointments after Bariatric Surgery: Challenges and Rewards” (invited speaker). 2nd annual Nursing Research Conference, Christiana Care Health Systems and University of Delaware, October 26, 2007.
  • “Patient Adherence to Care and Quality of Life after Bariatric Surgery”, E. Wheeler and Douglas Sutton (co-presenting). 18th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Theta Tau, July 13, 2007, Vienna, Austria.
  • “Predictors of Patient Adherence to Follow-up Care After Bariatric Surgery” E. Wheeler (presenting). A. Prettyman, J. Lenhard, K. Tran. 24th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery, June 13, 2007, San Diego, CA.
  • “Supporting an Embryonic Research Environment for Faculty by Incorporating Undergraduate Students” E. Wheeler (presenting) and T. Hardie at the 17th International Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau International Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice July 20, 2006, Montreal, Canada.
  • “Does the Level of Pain Affect Waiting Times in the Emergency Department?” E. Wheeler and T Hardie (co-presenting). 17th International Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau International Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice July 21, 2006, Montreal, Canada.
  • “Evidenced-Based Telephone Intervention Program” Sigma Theta Tau International Evidenced-Based Nursing, (presenting) 16th International Research Congress Sigma Theta Tau International Evidenced-Based Nursing Practice July 13, 2005, Hawaii.
  • “Hope and Anger: A Roller-Coaster Ride for Online Cancer Caregivers” P. Klemm and E. Wheeler (presenting) March 5, 2004 at the Delaware Nurses Association 14 th Annual Research Conference, Newark, Delaware.
  • “Methods Used by Smokers to Quit Smoking” with Hardie, Klemm, Birney and Polek, Poster Presentation March 7, 2003, at 13th Annual Research Conference, Delaware Nurses Association, Newark, Delaware. (E. Wheeler presenting)
  • “Trends in Nursing Education and Clinical Practice” invited speaker. Continuing Education and Community Services Program, July 17, 2002 at the University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines.

Research Grants

  • “Telephone intervention to improve adherence to weight management program”. Beta Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, 2007-2008 for $1000. (Principal Investigator).
  • Undergraduate research program, Delaware Biotechnology Institute” INBRE, funded by National Institute of Health ($50,000). Program faculty coordinator (Lisa Plowfield, Principal Investigator). 2004-2005.
  • “The Psychological and Emotional Well-Being of Patients with Automatic Internal Cardioverter Defibrillator”. Center for Research Development December 8, 2003- December 8, 2004 for $3660. (Principal Investigator).

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