Education and Training
Pediatric Integrative Medicine - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Basic Life Support (BLS)Certified Pediatric Nurse PractitionerPediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
BSN - University of Delaware, Newark, DE
MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management Program
Departments and Services
Hurd LB, Ely E. Paying attention to pediatric pain. Book review: Managing pain in children: a clinical guide for nurses and healthcare professionals (2nd edition). Pediatric Pain Letter 2014;16(1-2):32-34.
Posters and Presentations
“Pediatric Pain Management Update.” Guest Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA (June 6, 2018)
Hurd L, Mele C, Norton A, Ryan K. “Implementation of a Standardized Rapid Recovery Pathway for Adolescent Idiopathic Spinal Fusion Patients.” Anesthesia Resource Center Lunch and Learn. Oral Presentation. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA (January 26, 2017)
Hurd L, Farrell S, Ryan K, Norton A, Chen Lim ML, Garay K, Ely E. "The Feasibility, Safety and Tolerability of Administering an Osmotic Laxative Polyethylene Glycol Preoperatively in Adolescent Patients Undergoing Posterior Spinal Fusion Surgery." Poster Presentation, 14th Annual Pediatric Surgical and Trauma Nursing Conference, Philadelphia, PA (November 2016).
Hurd L. “Update on Pain Management Practices.” Guest Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA (May 25, 2016).
Sharon Farrell, MSN, CRNP; Kelly Ryan, MSN, CRNP; Annette Norton, CRNP; Linda Hurd, MSN, CRNP; Mei Lin Chen Lim, MSN, RN; & Elizabeth Ely, PhD, RN. "Effectiveness of a Perioperative Osmotic Laxative in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgical Patients." Poster Presentation, 28th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society. Washington, D.C. April 14, 2016.
Awards and Honors
2005, 1st place clinical research award and poster of distinction: Pediatric Crohn’s disease: the association of NOD2/CARD15 genotype, growth delay and bone disease. Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses National meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2005.
2005, Poster of Distinction, NOD2 Mutations predict phenotypic changes in growth in pediatric Crohn’s disease. National Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition national meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2005.
2000, Excellence in Clinical Practice Writers Award for Gastroenterology Nursing
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
Patient Experience Ratings
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