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Fidelia SJ Blank, MN, MBA

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Research Division
  • Research Coordinator IV
  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
  • Masters, Nursing
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Masters, Business Administration
    University of Massachusetts School of Management
    Amherst, MA
Honors and Awards
  • Award for Excellence in Quantitative Clinical Education Research, Baystate Health System, 2009
  • Award for Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Research, Baystate Health System, 2008
Areas of Interest
  • Patient Safety
  • Work Flow issues: efficiency, communication
Committee Appointments
  • Member, Nursing Research Council, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, ED Research Committee, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, ED Safety Committee, Baystate Medical Center
  • Member, Nursing Research Coordinators, Baystate Medical Center
Professional Service
  • Administration of internship (includes recruitment and training) of pre-med students in the Pioneer Valley in clinical research
  • Blank FSJ, Miller M, Nichols J, Smithline H, Crabbe G, Pekow P. Blood Glucose Measurement in Patients with suspected Diabetic Ketoacidosis: A Comparison of Abbott Medisense PCx POC to Reference Laboratory Values. J Emerg Nurs Mar 2009; 33(2):93-96.
  • Blank FSJ, Santoro JS, Maynard AM, Provost, D, Keyes, M.  Improving Patient Safety in the ED Waiting Room. J Emerg Nurs 2007; 33(4):331-35.
  • Baevsky R, Haber M, Blank FS, Smithline, H. Supine vs. semirecumbent and upright 12-lead electrocardiogram: does change in body position alter the electrocardiographic interpretation for ischemia? Am J Emerg Med. 2007Sept; 25(7):53-756.
  •  Blank FSJ, Henneman PL, Maynard AM, Benson D. Development and implementation of a patient safety program in an academic, urban emergency department. J Emerg Nurs 2006; 32(6): 491-96.
  • Henneman EA, Blank FS, Gattasso S, Williamson K, Henneman PL. Testing a classification model for emergency department errors. J of Advanced Nursing. 2006 July; 55(1): 90-99.
  • Lee SY, Coughlin B, Wolfe JM, Polino J, Blank FS, Smithline HA. Prospective comparison of helical CT of the abdomen and pelvis without and with oral contrast in assessing acute abdominal pain in adult Emergency Department patients. Emerg Radiol. 2006 Apr 21; [Epub ahead of print]
  • Henneman EA, Blank FS, Gawlinski A, Henneman PL. Strategies used by nurses to recover medical errors in an academic emergency department setting. Appl Nurs Res. 2006 May;19(2):70-7.
  • Wolfe JM, Smithline H, Lee S, Coughlin B, Polino J, Blank F. The impact of body mass index on concordance in the interpretation of matched noncontrast and contrast abdominal pelvic computed tomographic scans in ED patients with nontraumatic abdominal pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Mar;24(2):144-8.
  • Blank FSJ, Haiping L, Henneman PL, Smithline HA, Santoro JS, Provost, D, Maynard AM. A descriptive study of heavy emergency department users at an academic emergency department reveals heavy ED users have better access to care than average users. J Emerg Nurs 2005; 31:139-44.
  • Henneman PL Blank FSJ; Smithline HA; Li H; Santoro JS; Schmidt J; Benjamin E; Henneman EA. Voluntarily Reported Emergency Department Errors. Journal of Patient Safety 2005; 1:126-132.
  • Lemanski M, Smithline H, Blank FS, Henneman PL. Accuracy of laceration length estimation. Am J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov;23(7):920-1.