Michele Balas, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, FCCM, FAAN

Professor

Associate Dean for Research and Dorothy Hodges Olson Chair in Nursing

Contact

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Omaha Division
985330 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5330

Phone: 402-559-6617
Email: mibalas@unmc.edu

  

Education

  • 1992, BA, Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 1992, BS, Wilkes University – Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • 1997, MSN, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005, PhD, University of Pennsylvania


Publications


Nist, M.D., Harrison, T.M., Tate, J., Robinson, A., Balas, M.C., Pickler, R.H. (2020). Losing Touch. Nursing Inquiry. 27:e12368. doi.org/10.1111/nin.12368. (Invited commentary)

DeMellow, J.M., Kim, T.Y., Romano, P.S. Drake, C., Balas, M.C. (2020). Factors Associated with ABCDE Bundle Adherence in Critically Ill Adults Requiring Mechanical Ventilation: An Observational Design. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing. Vol (60).

Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa, Figueroa-Ramos, M.I., Balas, M.C., Rodríguez, P., Puntillo, K.A. (2020). Opioids and Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome in Trauma Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Prospective Exploratory Study. Critical Care Explorations. 2(4).

Lawson T. N., Tan, A., Thrane, S. E., Happ, M. B., Mion, L. C., Tate, J., Balas, M. C. (2020). Factors Associated with the Transition to Physical Restraint Use in Critically Ill Adults. American Journal of Critical Care. 29(2), 92-101.

Kruser, J.M., Aaby, D.A., Stevenson, D.G., Pun, B.T., Balas, M.C., Barnes-Daly, M.A., Lori Harmon, L., Ely, E.W. (2019). Assessment of Variability in End-of-Life Care Delivery in Intensive Care Units in the United States. JAMA Network Open. 2(12):e1917344.

Thrane, S.E., Hsieh, K., Donahue, P., Tan, A., Exline, M. C., Balas, M. C. (2019). Could Complementary Health Approaches Improve the Symptom Experience and Outcomes of Critically Ill Adults? A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 47:102166.

Balas, M.C., Barnes-Daly, M.B., Byrum, D.G., Pun, B.T., Posa, P.J., Puntillo, K.A. (2019). Nurses Role in Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle (Response). Critical Care Nurse. 39(3), 14-15.

Balas, M.C., Pun, B.T., Pasero, C., Engel, H.J., Perme, C., Esbrook, C.L., Kelly, T., Hargett, K.D., Posa, P.J., Barr, J., Devlin, J.W., Morse, A., Barnes-Daly, M.A., Puntillo, K., Aldrich, J.M., Schweickert, B., Harmon, L., Bryum, D.G., Carson, S.S., Ely, E.W., Stollings, J.L. (2019). Common Challenges to Effective ABCDEF Implementation: The ICU Liberation Campaign Experience. Critical Care Nurse. 39(1), 46-6.

Stollings, J.L., Pun, B.T., Puntillo, K. A.,Kelly, T., Hargett, K.D., Devlin, J.W., Morse, A., Esbrook, C., Engel, H.J., Perme, C., Barnes-Daly, M.A., Posa, P., Aldrich, J.M., Barr, J., Schweickert, B., Ely, E.W., Balas, M.C. (2019). Implementing the ABCDEF Bundle: Top Eight Questions Asked During the ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Collaborative. Critical Care Nurse. 39(1); 36-45.

Pun BT, Balas, M.C., Ely EW. (2019). The Trouble With Delirium-Pitfalls of Measurement in Critical Illness (Reply) Critical Care Medicine. 47(4):e382.

Pun, B.T., Balas, M.C., Pun, B.T., Barnes-Daly, M.A., Thompson, J.L., Aldrich J.M., Barr, J., Byrum, D., Carson, S.S., Devlin, J.W., Engel, H.J., Esbrook, C.L., Hargett, K.D., Harmon, L., Hielsberg, C., Jackson, J.C., Kelly, T.L., Kumar, V., Millner, L., Morse, A., Perme, C.S., Posa, P.J., Puntillo, K.A., Schweickert, W.D., Stollings, J.L., Tan, A., Ely, E.W. (2019). Caring for Critically Ill Patients with the ABCDEF Bundle: Results of the ICU Liberation Collaborative. Critical Care Medicine. 47(1), 3-14.

Balas, M.C., Weinhouse, G.L., Denehy, L., Chanques, G., Rochwerg, B., Misak, C., Skrobik, Y., Devlin, J.W., Fraser, G. (2019). Interpreting and Implementing the 2018 Pain, Agitation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep (PADIS) Clinical Practice Guidelines. Critical Care Medicine. 46(9); 1464-1470.

Devlin, J.W., Skrobik, Y., Gélinas, C., Needham, D.M., Slooter, A.J., Pandharipande, P.P., Watson, P.L., Weinhouse, G.L., Nunnally, G.L., Rochwerg, B., Balas, M.C., van den Boogaard, M., Bosma, K.J., Brummel, N.E., Chanques, G., Denehy, L., Drouot, X., Fraser, G.L., Harris, J.E., Joffe, A.M., Kho, M.E., Kress, J.P., Lanphere, J.A., McKinley, S., Neufeld, K.J., Pisani, M.A., Payen, J.F., Pun, B.T., Puntillo, K.A., Riker, R.R., Robinson, B.R.H., Shehabi, Y., Szumita, P.M., Winkelman, C., Centofanti, J.E., Price, C., Nikayin, S., Misak, C.J., Flood, P.D., Kiedrowski, K., Alhazzani, W. (2018) Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine. 46 (9); e826-e-873.

Devlin, J.W., Skrobik, Y., Gélinas, C., Needham, D.M., Slooter, A.J., Pandharipande, P.P., Watson, P.L., Weinhouse, G.L., Nunnally, G.L., Rochwerg, B., Balas, M.C., van den Boogaard, M., Bosma, K.J., Brummel, N.E., Chanques, G., Denehy, L., Drouot, X., Fraser, G.L., Harris, J.E., Joffe, A.M., Kho, M.E., Kress, J.P., Lanphere, J.A., McKinley, S., Neufeld, K.J., Pisani, M.A., Payen, J.F., Pun, B.T., Puntillo, K.A., Riker, R.R., Robinson, B.R.H., Shehabi, Y., Szumita, P.M., Winkelman, C., Centofanti, J.E., Price, C., Nikayin, S., Misak, C.J., Flood, P.D., Kiedrowski, K., Alhazzani, W. (2018). Executive summary: Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption in adult patients in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine. 46(9); 1532-1548.

Barnes-Daly, M.B., Pun, B.T., Harmon, L.A., Byrum, D.G., Kumar, V. K., Devlin, J.D., Stollings, J.L., Puntillo, K.A., Engel, H.J., Esbrook, C. L., Posa, P.J., Barr, J., Schweickert, W.D., Esbrook, C.L., Hargett, K.D., Carson, S.S., Aldrich, J.M., Ely, E.W., Balas, M.C. (2018). Improving Health Care for Critically Ill Patients Using an Evidence-Based Collaborative Approach to ABCDEF Bundle Dissemination and Implementation. Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing. 15:3, 206-216.

Cullen, E., Balas, M.C. (2017). Delirium Monitoring and Management in the Acute Care Setting. The Nurse Practitioner. 42(12); 37-42.

Pandharipande, P., Ely, E.W., Arora, R.C., Balas, M.C., Boustani, M, La Calle, G.H., Cunningham, C., Devlin, J.W., Elefante, J., Han, J.H., MacLullich, A.M., Maldonado, J.R., Morandi, A., Needham, D.M., Page, V.J., Rose, L., Salluh, J.I.F., Sharshar, T., Shehabi, Y., Skrobik, Y., Slooter, A.J.C., Smith, H.A.B (2017). The Intensive Care Delirium Research Agenda: A Multinational, Interprofessional Perspective. Intensive Care Medicine. 43(9); 1329-1339.

Tate, JA, Balas, M.C. (2018). The Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU. Best Practices in Nursing Care to Older Adults. “Try This” Series. Sponsored by John A. Hartford Foundation Geriatric Nursing Institute (on-line publication)

Krupp, A., Balas, M.C. (2016). Application of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pain, Agitation, and Delirium. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 28(2); 241-252.

Balas, M.C., Devlin, J.W., Verceles, A.C., Morris, P., Ely, E.W. (2016). Adapting the ABCDEF Bundle to Meet the Needs of Patients Requiring Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Setting: Historical Perspectives and Practical Implications. Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 37(1); 119-135.