Michelle L Czarnecki, APNP
Michelle is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and in Pain Management Nursing. She works with hospitalized patients who have acute pain issues in areas such as post operative, acute and persistent pain. She is an active member of the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.
- Pain Management Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Areas of Interest
- Pain and headache
- Acute pain management
- Headaches Migraines
- Pain management
- Postoperative pain management
Education and Awards
- 1999, Marquette University, MSN
- 1986, University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI), BSN
- 2012: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award Nomination
- 2011: ASPMN Pediatric Nurse Excellence Award (National)
- 2010: The Louis A. Goldstein Award For the best clinic poster presentation for “A Randomized, Double Blind, Controlled Trial of Perioperative Gabapentin Use to Decrease Opioid Consumption in the Pediatric Idiopathic Spinal Fusion Patient;” Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting
- 2009: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award Recipient
- 2009: Children’s Wisconsin Leadership Excellence Award nomination
- 2005: Children’s Wisconsin Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award Recipient
- 2005: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award nomination
- 2004: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award nomination
- 2003: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award nomination
- 2003: Children’s Wisconsin Excellence in leadership nomination
- 2002: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award nomination
- 2001: Children’s Wisconsin APN Nurse Excellence Award nomination
- 2001: “Infant nasal pharyngeal suctioning, is it beneficial”? Best poster at Society of Pediatric Nursing national conference, New Orleans, LA
- 1998: Infant nasal pharyngeal Suctioning, is it beneficial”? First place poster at Focus ‘98 National Pediatric Conference, Milwaukee, Wi
- 1998: Children’s Wisconsin Julie Lathrop Nursing Research Award Recipient 1990: Nurse Excellence Award Recipient, infant unit
Research and publications
- 2012: Co-PI: RCT: Infants treated with either PNCA or Continuous Opioid Infusion ($50,000 received from CTSI)
- 2012: Co-PI: A retrospective chart review of infants treated with either PNCA or Continuous Opioid Infusion (unfunded)
- 2012: Co-investigator: Migration of neonatal epidurals
- 2010: Principle Investigator: Parent/Nurse Controlled Analgesia in NICU-a retrospective review
- 2008: Principle Investigator: Barriers to Pediatric Pain Management: a multi site study-results from across the nation.
- 2008: Co-investigator: Outcomes Associated with the Nuss procedure in pediatric patients
- 2006: Co-investigator: Peri-operative Use of Gabapentin to Decrease Opioid Requirements in Pediatric Spinal Fusion Patients.
- 2005: Principle Investigator: “Barriers to Pediatric Pain Management”
- 2005: Principle Investigator: “Outcomes & Parent Satisfaction Associated with Parent/Nurse Controlled Analgesia in Children with Developmental Delay” (awarded $28,000 grant from the CRI & $385,000 grant from MayDay).
- 2004: Principle Investigator: “Outcomes Associated Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) by Proxy”
- 2003: Co-investigator: “Methadone weaning for opioid tolerance in pediatric intensive care unit patients”
- 2001: Principal Investigator: “Management of Pediatric Postoperative Spinal fusion Pain Using Sustained Release Analgesics” Funded by Children’s Wisconsin Foundation, $3,000
- 1998: Principal Investigator: “Infant Nasal Pharyngeal Suctioning: Is it Beneficial”? Funded by Children’s Wisconsin Foundation, $3,000.
- Continuous Opioid Infusion for Neonatal Pain Control: Is there an alternative? A preliminary report of parent/nurse controlled analgesia in the NICU.
- Barriers to Pediatric Pain Management: A Nursing Perspective.
- Parent/Nurse-Controlled Analgesia for Infants & Preschoolers.
- Parent/nurse controlled analgesia in children with developmental delay.