Education and Training
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
BSN - Chamberlain College of Nursing, Arlington, VA
Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Healthcare Informatics - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Senior Director of Cardiac Nursing
Departments and Services
Nurse staffing and training impacts on patient outcomes
Ross RK, Keele L, Kubis S, Lautz AJ, Dziorny AC, Denson AR, O'Connor KA, Chilutti MR, Weiss SL, Gerber JS1. Effect of the Procalcitonin Assay on Antibiotic Use in Critically Ill Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2018 May 15;7(2):e43-e46.
Nichols B1, Kubis S, Hewlett J, Yehya N, Srinivasan V. Hydrocortisone Therapy in Catecholamine-Resistant Pediatric Septic Shock: A Pragmatic Analysis of Clinician Practice and Association With Outcomes. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep;18(9):e406-e414.
Downes KJ, Weiss SL, Gerber JS, Klieger SB, Fitzgerald JC, Balamuth F, Kubis SE, et al; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program. A Pragmatic Biomarker-Driven Algorithm to Guide Antibiotic Use in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: The Optimizing Antibiotic Strategies in Sepsis (OASIS) Study. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Jun 1;6(2):134-141. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piw023.
Srinivasan V, Seiple S, Nagle M, Falk S, Kubis S, Lee HM, Sisko M, Mascarenhas M, Irving SY. Improving the Performance of Anthropometry Measurements in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2017 May 10;2(3):e022.
Posters and Presentations
Winter, M., Kubis, S., Rooney, D., Broden, E., & Bonafide, C. (2017, May). The story behind the score: In-depth evaluation of the pediatric Rothman Index as a clinical decision support tool. Podium Presentation. 13th International Conference on Medical Emergency Teams & Rapid Response Systems. Chicago, IL.
Elden, L., Giordano, T., Lingappan, A., Galvez, J., Ahumada, L., Kubis, S., Marcus, C., Williams, A., McCloskey, J., Rehman, M. (2017, January). Utility of a Clinical Pathway Designed to Triage and Reduce Perioperative Risks for Children with Sleep Disordered Breathing Undergoing Adenotonsillectomy. Poster presentation. The Triological Society 2017 Combined Section Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
Kubis, S. (2016, September) Sharing the Value of VPS. Key note presentation. 2016 VPS User’s Conference. San Diego, CA.
Karlsson, M., Ehinger, J., McCormack, S., Kubis, S., Hansson, M., Elmér, E., Falk, M., Kilbaugh, T. (2016, June). Characterizing Pediatric Patients with Disorders of Mitochondrial Metabolism in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Poster presentation. United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Mitochondrial Medicine 2016. Seattle, WA.
Elden, L., Giordano, T., Lingappan, A., Galvez, J., Ahumada, L., Kubis, S., Marcus, C., Davis, D., Toner, D., Williams, A., McCloskey, J., Rehman, M. (2016, June). Multidisciplinary clinical pathway determining need for admission after adenotonsillectomy using polysomnography and the electronic medical record to optimize outcomes. Oral presentation. 13th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
Kubis, S., Irving, S., Rooney, D., Li, R., Srinivasan, V. (2016, June). Use of a Critical Care Nutrition Pathway to Improve Early Initiation of Enteral Nutrition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Poster Presentation. 8th World Congress on Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care, Toronto, Canada.
Nichols, B., Ginsburg, S., Kubis, S., Hewlett, J., Palladino, A., Yehya, N., Srinivasan, V. (2015, December). Stress dose hydrocortisone use in pediatric septic shock varies and is associated with poor outcomes. Publication. Critical Care Medicine, 43(12 Suppl): 264. [Poster Presentation at the 45th Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress Annual Meeting, February 2016, Orlando, FL].
Kirschen, M., Dupont-Thibodeau, G., Kubis S, Hewlett, J., Berg, R., Topjian, A. (2015, December). Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after acquired brain injury in critically ill children. Publication. Critical Care Medicine, 43(12 Suppl): 516. [Poser Presentation at the 45th Critical Care Medicine Congress Annual Meeting, February 2016, Orlando, FL].
Awards and Honors
2014, Nursing Leadership Award Nominee, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2009, RN Direct Patient Care Award Nominee, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2003, Direct Patient Caregiver Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Patient Experience Ratings
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