Education and Training
Nutrition Traineeship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)Basic Life Support (BLS)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC)
BSN - Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
PhD in Nursing - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MSN, Critical Care - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Departments and Services
Irving, S.Y., Daly B., Verger, J., Typpo, K.V., Brown, AM., Hanlon, A., Weiss, SL., Fitzgerald, J.C., Nadkarni, V.M., Thomas, N.J., Srinivasan, V., Sepsis Prevalence, Outcomes, and Therapies (SPROUT) Study Investigators and Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. Critical Care Medicine, Epub 2018 Aug 7. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000003351.
Irving, S.Y., Guenter, P., Mehta, N. (In Press). Incorporating the 2017 Pediatric Nutrition Guidelines into Clinical Practice. Nursing 2018 Critical Care.
Irving, S.Y., Rempel, G., Lyman, B., Sevilla, W.M., Northington, L., Guenter, P., The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (2018). Pediatric Nasogastric Tube Placement and Verification: Best Practice Recommendations From the NOVEL Project. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Epub 2018 Sep 6. doi: 10.10002/ncp.10189.
Srinivasan,V., Seiple, S., Nagle, M., Falk, S., Kubis, S., Lee, H., Sisko, M., Mascarenhas, M., Irving, S.Y. (2017). Improving the performance of anthropometry measurements in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Quality and Safety; e022; doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000022. Epub 2017 May 10.
Northington, L., Lyman, B., Guenter, P., Irving, S.Y., Duesing, L. (2017). Current practices in home management of nasogastric tube placement in pediatric patients: A survey of parents and homecare providers. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 33: 46-53. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2017.01.005. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
Karsch, E., Irving, S.Y., Aylward, B.S., Mahle, W.T. (2017). The prevalence and effects of aspiration among neonates at time of discharge. Cardiology in the Young. [Epub ahead of print] 2017 Feb 6. doi: 10.1017/S104795111600278X.
Mehta, N.M., Skillman, H.E., Irving, S.Y., Coss-Bu, J., Vermilyea, S., Farrington, E.A., McKeever, L., Hall, A.M., Goday, P.S., Braunschweig, C. (2017). Guidelines for the provision and assessment of nutrition support therapy in the pediatric critically ill patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 18(7): 675-715. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001134.
Mehta, N.M., Skillman, H.E., Irving, S.Y., Coss-Bu, J., Vermilyea, S., Farrington, E.A., McKeever, L., Hall, A.M., Goday, P.S., Braunschweig, C. (2017). Guidelines for the provision and assessment of nutrition support therapy in the pediatric critically ill patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. JPEN Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. (2017). Jul; 41(5):706-742. doi: 10.1177/0148607117711387. Epub 2 Jun 2017.
Medoff-Cooper, B., Irving, S.Y., Hanlon, A.L., Golfenshtein, N., Radcliffe, J., Stallings, V.A., Marino, B.S., Ravishankar C. (2016). The Association between Feeding Mode, Growth and Developmental Outcomes in Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease at 6 and 12 Months of Age. The Journal of Pediatrics, 169:154-9.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.10.017. Epub 2015 Nov 11.
Irving, S.Y., Seiple, S., Nagle, M., Falk, S., Mascarenhas, M., Srinivasan, V. (2015). Perceived barriers to anthropometry measurements in critically ill children. American Journal of Critical Care, 24(6): e99-e107. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2015807.
Trabulsi, J.C., Irving, S.Y., Papas, M.A., Hollowell, C., Ravishankar, C., Marino, B.S., Medoff-Cooper, B., Schall, J.I., Stallings, V.A. (2015). Total energy expenditure of infants with congenital heart disease who have undergone surgical intervention. Pediatric Cardiology, 36(8): 1670-1679. doi: 10.1007/s00246-015-1216-3. Epub 2015 Jun 21.
Lyman, B., Kemper, C., Northington, L., Yaworski, J.A., Wilder, K., Moore, C., Duesing, L.A., Irving, S.Y. (2015). Use of Temporary Enteral Access Devices in Hospitalized Neonatal and Pediatric Patients in the US. JPEN Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 40(4): 574-80. doi: 10.1177/0148607114567712. Epub 7 Jan 2015.
Lyman, B., Guenter P, Northington L., Kemper C., Irving, S.Y., Wilder, K., Duesing, L., Yaworski, J.A., Rempel, G., Sevilla, W.M., Visscher, D. (2015). Verifying NG tube placement in children. Nursing 2015, 45(10): 8-9. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000471417.42130.7c.
Irving, S.Y., Medoff-Cooper, B., Stouffer, N.O., Schall, J.I., Ravishankar, C., Compher, C.W., & Stallings, V.A. (2013). Resting energy expenditure at 3-months of age in infants following neonatal surgery for congenital heart disease. Congenital Heart Disease, 8(4): 343-35. PMID: 23360096.
Meaney, P.A., Sutton, R.M., Tsima, B., Steenhoff, A.P., Shilkofski, N., Boulet, J.J., Davis, A., Kestler, A.M., Church, K.K., Niles, D.E., Irving, S.Y., Mazhani, L., & Nadkarni, V.M. (2012). Training hospital providers in basic CPR skills in Botswana: Acquisition, retention and impact of novel training techniques. Resuscitation, 83(12): 1484-90. PMID: 22561463.
Anderson, J.B., Marino, B.S., Irving, S.Y., Garcia-Espana, J.F., Ravishankar, C., Stallings, V.A., & Medoff-Cooper, B. (2011). Poor post-operative growth in two-ventricle physiology. Cardiology in the Young, 21(4), 421-29. PMID: 21385513.
Medoff-Cooper, B., Irving, S.Y., Marino, B.S., Garcia-Espana, J.F., Ravishankar, C., Bird, G.L., & Stallings, V.A. (2010). Weight change in infants with a functionally univentricular heart: From surgical intervention to hospital discharge. Cardiology in the Young, 21(2), 136-44. PMID: 21070691.
Torowicz, D., Irving, S.Y., Hanlon, A.L., Sumpter, D.F., & Medoff-Cooper, B. (2010). Infant temperament and parental stress in 3-month-old infants after surgery for complex congenital heart disease. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31(3), 202-08. PMID: 20375737.
Medoff-Cooper, B., & Irving, S.Y. (2009). Innovative strategies for feeding and nutrition in infants with congenitally malformed hearts. Cardiology in the Young, 19(Suppl 2), 90-95. PMID: 19857355.
Irving, S.Y. & Curley, M.A.Q. (2008). Challenges to conducting multicenter clinical research: Ten points to consider. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 19(2), 164-69. PMID: 18560285.
Lieder, H.S., Irving, S.Y., Maurico, R., & Graff, J.M. (2005). Munchausen syndrome by proxy: A case report. AACN Clinical Issues, 16(2), 178-84. PMID: 15876886.
Irving, S.Y., Simone, S.D., Hicks, F.W., & Verger, J.T. (2000). Nutrition for the critically ill child: Enteral and parenteral support. AACN Clinical Issues, 11(4), 541-58. PMID: 11288418.
Derengowski, S.L., Irving, S.Y., Koogle, P.V., & Englander, R.M. (2000). Defining the role of the pediatric critical care nurse practitioner in a tertiary care center. Critical Care Medicine, 28(7), 2626-30. PMID: 10921606.
Srinivasan, V., Hasbani, N., Asaro, L., Mehta, N., Irving, S., Kandil., S., Allen, C., Typpo, T., Cvijanovich, N., Faustino, E.V., Wypij, D., Agus., M., Nadkarni, V. (2018). Timing of nutrition initiation and clinical outcomes in critically ill children with hyperglycemia. 47th Society of Critical Care Medicine Congress. San Antonio, TX, (February 2018). Critical Care Medicine, 46(1): 180.
Kaplan, S., Flowers C., Irving, S., Crawford, J., Lin, R., Schleelein, L., Johnson, A., Anupindi, S., White, A., Zhu, X. (2018). Reduced-dose Radiography Protocol for Focused Assessment of Feeding Tube Position. Pediatric Radiology, 48(Suppl 1), #088.
Goodwin, M., & Irving, S.Y. (2015). Cerebral Salt Wasting. In A. Kline-Tilford, C. Haut (Eds.), Pediatric Acute Care Certification Review (200 – 201). Burlington, MA: Jones & Barlett Learning.
Irving, S.Y. & Mascarenhas, M.R. (2012). Nutritional deficiencies in pediatric critical illness. In J. Stockwell, C, Preissig (Eds.), Comprehensive Critical Care: Pediatric (949 – 960). Mount Prospect: The Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Posters and Presentations
Srinivasan, V., Hasbani, N., Asaro, L., Mehta, N., Irving, S., Kandil., S., Allen, C., Typpo, K.,Cvijanovich, N., Faustino, E.V., Wypij, D., Agus., M., Nadkarni, V. (2018). Timing of nutrition initiation and clinical outcomes in critically ill children with hyperglycemia. Nutrition Science & Practice Conference, Las Vegas, NV, (January 2018).
Kaplan, S., Flowers, C., Irving, S., Crawford, J., Lin, R., Schleelein, L., Anupindi, S., Johnson, A., White, A., Zhu, X. (2018). Reduced-dose Radiography Protocol for focused assessment of feeding tube position. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, (May 2018).
Medoff-Cooper, B., Irving, S.Y., Shall, J., Stallings, V.A., Ravishankar, C. (2017). Growth failure in infants with complex CHD over the first year of life. 4th International Conference on Nutrition & Growth. Amsterdam, Netherlands, (March 2017).
Irving SY. Using pH to Confirm NG/OG Gastric Placement in the NICU. Breakfast Symposium. National Association of Neonatal Nurses. Providence, RI. October 2017.
Irving SY. Protein Requirement in Critically Ill Children. Clinical Nutrition Week 2017, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Orlando, FL. February 2017.
Irving SY. Delivery of nutrition support to the critically ill child. Society of Critical Care Medicine, 46th Critical Care Congress. Honolulu, HI. January 2017.
Awards and Honors
2014, Top 25 Pediatric Nursing Professors
2013, Honorable Mention: APN of the Year Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, CHOP
2013, Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
2013, Distinguished Alumna in Service to Nursing Award, Marquette University, College of Nursing
2011, NIH Director’s Early Investigator Award University of Pennsylvania
2010, John S. Shropshire Graduate Scholarship, Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education
2005, Nursing Research Award, 8th Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, CHOP
Editorial and Academic Positions
AACN Clinical Issues: Advanced Practice in Acute and Critical Care
Australian Journal of Critical Care
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Open British Medical Journal
Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Academic and Institutional Committees
2018-present, Undergraduate Course Directors, School of Nursing
2018-present, University Steering Committee Council, University of Pennsylvania
2017-present, PhD Admissions, School of Nursing
2017-present, Senate Executive Committee, University of Pennsylvania
2016-present, Search Committee, Ruth M. Colket Endowed Chair in Pediatric Nursing
2015-present, Practice Committee, School of Nursing
2012-present, Faculty Awards Taskforce, School of Nursing
2012-present, Clinical Nutrition Committee, CHOP
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2016-present, American Nurses Association
2011-present, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- 2017-present, Writing Committee: Nasogastric Tube Safety in Pediatric Patients
- 2013-present, New Opportunities for Verification of Enteral Tube Location (NOVEL) Project Committee
2008-present, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
1994-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
- 1996-present, Pediatric APN Committee
1990-present, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Patient Experience Ratings
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