Eastern Michigan University

Sandra Restaino

Assistant Professor

311 Marshall
734.487.2416
ssaucier@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D., Nursing Practice in Nursing Science - Oakland University
M.S.N, Community Health Nursing - University of Michigan
B.S.N. - Eastern Michigan University
Associates, Applied Science Degree in Nursing - Wayne County Community College

Teaching Interests

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

Publications:

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Advanced Critical Care. A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Removal of Chest Tubes in a Cardiac Surgery Population. In review.
  • F.A. Davis Pocket Guide to Herbs and Supplements (2009). Chapter Review

Presentations:

  • Oakland University- Poster Competition, 2009. A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Chest Tube Removal in the Cardiothoracic Patient Population. Poster Presentation
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, 2009. 40th Biennial research convention. A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Chest Tube Removal in a Cardiac Surgery Population. Poster Presentation
  • Henry Ford Health System. 2007-2009. FCCS, courses taught includes EKG interpretation, Arrhythmia treatment, and interventions. Hemodynamic parameter monitoring and treatments. Pharmacokinetics of Isotropic, Vasopressors, and Vasodilator agents. Speaker Presentation
  • Thoracic and cardiac ultrasound. Speaker Presentation
  • Oakwood Hospital. 2000. Care of Ventriculostomies with emphasis on traveling off the unit.
  • Oakwood Hospital. 1999-2003. 12 Lead EKG. Critical Care Core Competency course. Speaker Presentation

Additional Information

Certifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN), Michigan
  • Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (NP-C), Michigan
  • DEA # Controlled Substance Drug Enforcement Agency schedules 2-5
  • Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC)
  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS)  Instructor
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Human Immune Deficiency (HIV) Test Counselor

Awards:

  • Henry Ford Health System. Nurse Practitioner of the Year- 2009
  • Oakland University- Poster Competition entry "A Comparison of Ultrasound and Chest Radiograph: Post Chest Tube Removal in The Cardiothoracic Patient Population"- Scientific Merit- 2009
  • Nomination for Nurse Practitioner State Award- 2008, 2009
  • Wayne County Community College- Vice President of Nursing Class
  • Eastern Michigan University- Dean Circle of Excellence 2000-2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Management of cardiothoracic critically ill patients, including heart and lung transplants, ECMO, ventricular assist devices, aortic aneurysm replacement, coronary arterial bypass grafting, PFO repairs, and valve replacements
  • Thoracic bedside ultrasound
  • Opening post-operative sternums in emergent situations
  • Insertion and removal of all invasive monitoring lines including:
  • Radial, Brachial, Femoral, and Axillary Arterial lines
  • Intra jugular, Subclavian and Femoral Central lines and PA catheters.
  • Chest tubes insertion for pleural effusion or pneumothorax
  • Open-chest wound vac placement
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump management and insertion
  • Thoracentesis for pleural effusion removal
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Charge in code blue situations
  • Interpretation of 12 lead EKGs
  • Interpretation of chest/abdomen radiographs
  • Heart tone interpretation
  • Pacemaker management
  • Ventilator management
  • Advanced pharmacology
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Management of anticoagulation regimens (Heparin, Argatroban, and Leparudin gtts) and Coumadin dosing
  • Advanced suturing
The School of Nursing is part of the College of Health & Human Services, 303 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.0077