Pediatric Orthopaedic Nursing Update

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Spotlight on the pediatric orthopaedic nurse team

Pediatric Orthopaedic Update | Winter 2021

Emily Canitia, MSN, APRN, CPNP 

Emily Canitia, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Special Interests: Pediatric fractures, intoeing/outtoeing, external fixation, limb lengthening and deformity.

Emily is one of our Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and has been with our department for 5 years. She partners primarily with Dr. Raymond Liu but also sees patients independently. She sees general orthopaedic injuries and fractures, assists with our pediatric limb deformity and lengthening patients as well as hip deformity patients, and helps manage and coordinate care for our patients with external fixation devices. Outside of work Emily enjoys spending time with family and running.

Michelle Calabretta, MSN, APRN, CPNP 

Michelle Calabretta, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Special Interests: Pediatric fractures, acute injuries, sports medicine

Michelle is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has been with our department for 5 years. She specializes in fracture care, acute injuries, and sports medicine injuries. She partners primarily with Dr. Allison Gilmore and helps to coordinate care for our sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two year old daughter, and miniature dachshund.

Erin Gill, MSN, RN 

Erin Gill, MSN, RN

Special Interests: Research, scoliosis

Erin joined our team in November 2020. She has worked the majority of the past five years in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children’s Hospital and spent a short period of time at the Cleveland Clinic in the cardiothoracic operating rooms. Her role entails managing our scoliosis database and coordinating various research projects as well as coordination of care for all pediatric orthopaedic patients. Outside of work Erin’s three lively children Henry (4), George (4), and Mae (2) keep her busy.

Michelle Janas, MSN, RN, CPN 

Michelle Janas MSN, RN, CPN

Special Interests: Scoliosis, neuromuscular deformities, general orthopaedics

Michelle is one of our advanced clinical nurse specialists and has been with our department for 5 years. She specializes in scoliosis, cerebral palsy, and tone management. She primarily partners with Dr. Christina Hardesty.  She helps to manage and coordinate idiopathic, congenital, and neuromuscular spinal deformity patients, intrathecal baclofen pump management, as well as general orthopaedics. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family and bakes.

Michelle Moran, RN 

Michelle Moran, RN, CNP

Special Interests: Spine disorders, general orthopaedics

Michelle has been a nurse at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital for more than 25 years. She worked on the surgical trauma floor for 14 years before joining the pediatric orthopaedic team. Michelle enjoys working as an advanced clinical nurse coordinating care while providing support and education to families. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her husband and three teenage sons at their baseball, basketball, and marching band events.

 

 

Nicole Sharp, CNP 

Nikki Sharp, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Special Interests: Spinal deformities, acute fractures, general orthopaedics

Nikki is new to our department and joined us in 2021 as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She cares for patients with spinal deformities as well as general pediatric fractures and Orthopaedic issues. She comes to us from the pediatric comprehensive care team and brings her vast knowledge of complex pediatric medical care.


 

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